Monthly Archives: December 2013

First Person Vs. Third

When I was a kid, everything I read was in the third person perspective. From those first Dick and Jane books to Animal Farm, I grew accustomed to the narrative–the distance, some might say–afforded there. Third person was my preference, though … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned About Editing

I recently stated that I have no good advice and basically know nothing I could pass on to aid another writer. For the most part, I still believe this is true. For the most part… I was trolling the forums … Continue reading

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Book Review: Playing With Matches

This novel was one I stumbled upon, entirely by accident. I have a habit of wandering around book review sites, and I thought I’d clicked to read about another title when this one popped up. The five stars given made me … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned About Self-Publishing

I try never to give advice. There’s something about guiding another down a road paved with my suggestions that feels risky. Even if I’m only reinforcing their own beliefs, I always wonder:  what if I’m wrong? What’s good for the goose may not … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Mortal Instruments

It was my intention to post my first book review today. I’d read the book, taken the time to organize my thoughts, and sat down to write when my kids turned on The Mortal Instruments. I’m sure you’ve heard of this … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Songs

I do a lot of driving. I work across town, my kids go to three separate schools, and I can never manage to buy more than a few days worth of groceries at a time. I spend at least two … Continue reading

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Excuse me, could I judge you a minute?

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I work in retail. What you don’t know is my actual function in that environment. Basically, I fix things. When a computer goes down, I get a phone call. When sale prices … Continue reading

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