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Month: March, 2013

Encouragement for Friday.

“Writing is not like dancing or modeling; it’s not something where, if you missed it by age 19, you’re finished. It’s never too late. Your writing will only get better as you get older and wiser. If you write something beautiful and important, and the right person somehow discovers it, they will clear room for you on the bookshelves of the world—at any age. At least try.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert


Writing can be a pretty desperate endeavor.

“Writing can be a pretty desperate endeavor, because it is about some of our deepest needs: our need to be visible, to be heard, our need to make sense of our lives, to wake up and grow and belong. It is no wonder if we sometimes tend to take ourselves perhaps a bit too seriously.”
-Anne Lamott

Storytelling inspiration from the big screen.

I’m both excited and terrified to announce that I’m breaking ground for my next novel. While I had the story in my head for more than a year, I had yet to actually begin any work. What does that mean? It’s time to hit the story board. Read the rest of this entry »

Spreading the love: Liebster Blog Award

Oh, blogging awards. These are always fun.

I’m a bit late on this, but thank you Samir Rawas Sarayji for nominating me for the Liebster Blog award. Samir provides in-depth, comprehensive literary reviews on his blog and it’s always a pleasure to read his writing. I’m excited to read his future work. Thanks for the nomination, Samir, and for enabling me to say “So some dude from the Netherlands reads my blog.” 🙂

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