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Writing

I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. I think in images and words (seriously, they float in my head sometimes). The “Writing” section of the site is dedicated to those words. Here you’ll find all content related to my writing (creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, technical), information on my published works and blog posts about the art of writing.

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Here are links to blog posts dedicated to writing:

Disappointment and Getting Over It

Disappointment I want to be a writer. I am a writer. I have control over this. I write words. A lot. I used to struggle getting words on paper and thought that was the reason why I didn’t “feel like a real writer.” I joked that I wrote mostly in…

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Life is Better with Gifts

Everyone agrees that 2020 sucked. Unfortunately, 2021 isn’t off to the best start either. But I’m not going to dwell on all the negativity in the world right now. Instead, I’d like to add some positivity. So, how ’bout some free stuff?! Announcing Monthly Blog Giveaways Over the next five…

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Desktop (R)Evolution

What does your desk look like? Do you have a desk? Do you have an office? One at work and at home? Where do you “get stuff done”? There’s apparently some psychology to how a person keeps his/her desk and what it says about him/her. For example, this infographic illustrates…

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Folklore and Evermore

In 2020 – the year most will say has been the worst of their lives, the year when my greatest accomplishment some days is taking a shower – Taylor Swift released not one, but two, full-length studio albums. Several years back, I blogged about why I hate Taylor Swift, which,…

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Michael Hyatt & Company’s latest book No-Fail Habits

I’ve been on a bit of a productivity and accountability kick lately (see my previous post about Focusmate). I have been a user of Michael Hyatt & Company’s Full Focus Planner for a few years now but knew that there were some aspects of the planner I wasn’t fully optimizing.…

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My Epic NaNoWriMo Failure

I’ve been thinking for a while that I need to write about imposter syndrome. Because I feel it in so many areas of my life. It’s not a confidence or self-esteem thing. I’m generally confident and content with life. It’s just a feeling of knowing that I’m not doing what…

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Priorities

Blogging isn’t one of my Daily Big 3 today; in fact, it’s not even on my to-do list this week. And that spotlighted for me the larger problem: I rarely prioritize my own writing. So I guess you’re not solely to blame for almost ruining my writing. I often place…

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Some Teachers are Bad

I had planned on blogging about something else this week. But then a conversation with one of the teenagers brought this phrase to mind: “Some teachers are bad.” Of course, when I think of that phrase, I hear it (in my head) in Cate Blanchett’s voice from Hanna – just…

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Research Shows Writing Enhances Learning

Author’s note: I wrote the following essay as a part of a class I’m taking on feedback and assessment in online writing courses. However, I decided to share it here on the blog since many of my readers are writers and/or teachers. Enjoy! A team of distinguished writing professors and…

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Three Good Things About the Worst Travel Day of My Life

I had intended on blogging this week about our Captain Marvel viewing from the weekend. But then yesterday happened. Even though I’m an adjunct rather than full-time faculty, there’s this annual teaching/writing conference that I like to go to, whenever I can get grant money to cover my registration, that…

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Things That Make You Go Hmm 🤔

If you remember that song, sorry for the earworm. If you aren’t familiar with it, well here you go: But, honestly, it’s a bit of a red herring. This post should probably really be called Things That Make Me Go GRRR, 😠, or 😤. Or Things That Make Me Wish…

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Recommended Reading

I’ve been really struggling this week with what to post. Basically, I’m censoring myself because a lot of what I want to talk about isn’t pretty. I’m talking toxic people, unsettling world events, and other such depressing stuff. So, until I have something more cheerful to share or am ready…

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And the winner is ….

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Book Birthday 2018 Swag Bag Giveaway celebrating the 1st birthday (or 1-year anniversary of the publication of my book, How to Be a Good Mom (Or at Least Not an Epic Failure). The winner, selected at random through Rafflecopter, is … a Rafflecopter…

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Book Birthday 2018 Swag Bag Giveaway

♩ Happy Birthday ♩ It’s my birthday month! Well, my book’s birthday (i.e., anniversary of its publication). And I want to give YOU a present! How to Be a Good Mom (Or at Least Not an Epic Failure) was published on June 16, 2017. I know I talk about this book…

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What I Learned from My 2018 Reader Survey

My very-first-ever reader survey ended last week, and I’m so thankful to each and every one of you who participated! Conducting a reader survey was a new idea to me, though definitely one of those “why didn’t I think of this before” type of new ideas. Here’s what I learned…

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