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Once More With Feeling: Revision Series

My amazing YA author-in-awesomeness Heather Demetrios (with whom I’m hosting the Pneuma 2018 Writing Retreat) has put together and AH-MAZING interview series all about revision called: Once More With Feeling! If you fear revision, psyche yourself out, or feel like you have to write a perfect first draft, then this series is for you. Revision…

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My Plans For Summer Vacation…

I can’t believe I survived my first year teaching high school English. It was a trip! I’m glad a survived, and I’m even more excited for the looooooong stretch of summer vacation that’s ahead. I’m ready to dive right in and get back into my author grooooooove. And because I love making lists (it helps…

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Bring on 2018!

Happy New Year friends! I can’t believe it’s almost 2018! Where did the year go? And where have I been? Holy-you-didn’t-blog-for-months-Batman! It’s true. I’ve been distracted. I took a job teaching 9th and 10th grade English at a local high school and BOY-OH-BOY I have mad respect for teachers. This job is HARD! I want…

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I Got a New Job!

Exciting news! I’m starting a grand new adventure … teaching high school! That’s right, I’m the new 9th and 10th grade English teacher at Tuacahn High School of the performing arts! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this school, its students, and its faculty. I am completely thrilled to be a part of…

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You CAN Make Writing Your First Priority!

Every day we tell ourselves no. We tell ourselves that our writing must wait. We tell ourselves that we need more time and more money. We tell ourselves we’ll focus on our writing when we have fewer obligations, and less stress, and things calm down. We brainwash ourselves into believing it isn’t time. And so…

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