Yearly Archives: 2012

Books read in 2012

Most recent at the topL Imago by Octavia E. Butler Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler No Simple Victory: WW II in Europe, 1939-1945 by Norman Davies Bossypants by Tina Fey Legion by Brandon Sanderson The Night Watch by Sergei … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Writing

Sometimes I feel jealous of my unconscious mind. When I’m dreaming, storytelling comes so naturally, but when I wake up it feel difficult again. After a sleep-deprived week of staying up late and waking up early to do homework, I … Continue reading

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Power to the nerds!

I wanted to share these because they make me happy.

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Learning by doing

This summer I have been lucky enough to be able to work on my novel between 10 and 20 hours a week. And I’m struck by how much progress I’ve made. This summer has reinforced something I knew already, but … Continue reading

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The inner drive to keep practicing

There has to be some strong internal drive that brings us back to our writing desk each day, because it will be a long time before the outside world ever rewards us for our efforts. When I was doing journalism, … Continue reading

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