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5 1/2 Things I Am MOST Grateful for This Year.

Since 2011 is winding down and 2012 is almost upon us - I thought I’d share the five and a half things I am MOST grateful for this year. So here we go! 1.) I am grateful for the writing community. Writers are a special group of people; Maybe even the best. (I might be… Continue reading 5 1/2 Things I Am MOST Grateful for This Year.

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Countdown: 99 days until THE HUNGER GAMES hits theaters

I'm REALLY looking forward to the movie. I can't wait to see how the screenwriters and actors and director and everyone else involved are going to bring this story to life. AND OMG THAT MEANS MY BIRTHDAY IS IN 97 DAYSSSSS. AND 2012 is almost here and and and...breathe. Here's the official trailer. What do… Continue reading Countdown: 99 days until THE HUNGER GAMES hits theaters

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OMG – A Book-Mas Tree!!!

I posted this on twitter a couple of days ago, but HAD to share it with you! I heart this book tree SO MUCH. Enjoy the photo, my fellow bibliophiles <333333 **I'm not sure where the pic originated from, since it's been floating around the interwebs - but all credit belongs to the individual who… Continue reading OMG – A Book-Mas Tree!!!

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Thanks, but no thanks. (Fake) Rejection letter hell.

For some road-to-publishing fun, I decided to take some of the most [in]famous rejection letters (sent to UBER famous authors), and combine them into one hellish rejection.  May the dreaded form rejection never look quite-so-bad again, my fellow author-ly types. Have a fabulous day. <3333 *Rejection excerpts taken from the following authors/works: LOLITA by Vladimir… Continue reading Thanks, but no thanks. (Fake) Rejection letter hell.

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Top five [misquoted] things writers should avoid.

 I like LOVE to post top quotes in various categories: Music, writing, food, and so on. But today I thought it’d be fun to twist some popular quotes around and turn them into HORRIBLE writing advice.  Consider it an exercise in getting your brain back into the work grind. Happy Monday! XOXO  Top five misquoted things that… Continue reading Top five [misquoted] things writers should avoid.

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Top Ten: Quotes for Writers and Word Nerds

Unfortunately, I don't have time for a super long post today because I'm spending the weekend putting the final (okay the sixth, or seventh FINAL) touches on my latest project. I started it at the end of December, shelved it in early January - wrote another book in between - and brought it back out… Continue reading Top Ten: Quotes for Writers and Word Nerds

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Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Book Review: The Hunger Games Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA Science Fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Back of book blurb: in the ruins of a place once known as North America lies a nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the… Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins