A Query for the Bearded Sex

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Today’s blog post is brought to you by: dating. I have a question for those of you who are beard-inclined. It’s something that’s been bugging me for a little while now. Are you ready? Here it is: What’s up with the silent treatment? Allow me to expand. Let’s say you’re talking to a girl, and […]

Adventures of an Introvert: An Update

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Well, aren’t you so surprised? You are, I can tell. Not one recent blog post, but two! Now that you know what sort of shenanigans I was up to at TFOB, let’s cover the rest of the nonsense, shall we? First topic: Writing Well, as expected, this isn’t going quite as quickly as I’d prefer. […]

Recap Time: TFOB

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Broken record alert: I really need to blog more often. School is keeping me extremely busy, on top of which I decided to undertake a 6 week fitness challenge at the gym that eats up free time like a hungry-hungry hippo, and as if that weren’t enough I’m being more social… which ALSO destroys more […]

Petition to Change November to NaNoWriMo

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Every time I read a blog post from word-slinging Chuck Wendig I feel equal parts fear, exhilaration, disappointment and excitement – in that order. Fear because his word-herding sticks are sharp and dripping with the blood of his most recent bout of editing, and mine are blunt.  Exhilaration because FUCK YEAH I can do this, […]

Let’s Have a Beer, You & Me.

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Hey so it’s been a while. I suck, I know. You don’t need to rub it in. No, seriously stop rubbing. HEY THAT IS SALT IN MY WOUNDED WRITERS HEART SO CUT IT OUT. Ok, rub. I deserve it. I’ve been busy – which is no excuse.  I’m trying to be better. This is me, […]

Back to School

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Recently I posted some exciting news on social media. That news being this: I’m going back to school beginning fall 2014. When I complete my program, I’ll have a Masters of Science in Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning (OPWL) from Boise State University (BSU). I’m really excited about it. Go Broncos! I know some of […]

Post Vacation Check In

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I’m back from vacation. Yay. Cue dancing girls & fireworks. I made it whole and in one piece and my sister and I managed not to mutilate each other, so all in all I’d say it was a good trip. In case you’re not up to date on the happenings of my life (and if […]

The Possession 04/21/2014

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Rarely do I have a dream so terrifying, so utterly, mind-bogglingly scary that I am kept awake by them. My dreams have featured falling, being chased and/or eaten by dinosaurs, creepy dolls from dimension X, Djiin, singing and much more (I’ll post those eventually). While all of these things were, on some level, scary, none […]

Hijackings & Exorcisms

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I can’t decide if it’s been a rough week or a great week.  Pain and pleasure are synonymous for some people, and I didn’t think I was one of them…but damn it feels good to write, no matter how painful the process is at times. I suppose I’m a bit stranger than even I expected. […]

Have a Hook, Little Fishy: A Flash Fiction Challenge

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The wonderful Mr. Wendig posted a new Flash Fiction Challenge today.  I threw mine in the comments, but I wanted to put it here as well.  The details of the challenge are posted in his blog, but the overall goal is to write a single sentence opening hook for a book. Here’s mine:  I winced […]

TFOB Recap

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This past weekend I attended the Tucson Festival of Books, met some seriously fantastic people and had the opportunity to listen to some of my favorite writers (and some who I hadn’t yet discovered) talk about the biz, their spirit animals and cuddling. It was a glorious time. Sonnets will be written. (Not by me). […]

What It’s Like to Live in a Small Town

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I grew up in Pine Island, Minnesota.  It’s a really, really small town.  When people ask what it was like to grow up in a town of 3k or less people, I show them this video.  This is only 3 minutes – I lived there for 13 years. The view is from the front steps […]