Category Archives: Inspiration

Quick hit quote 2

I am a bad blogger lately, and I apologize! But I just find that most of my attention wants to go to my fiction writing, so I’m taking advantage of that focus while I can. But I don’t want to … Continue reading

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When inspiration strikes

Did you all miss me last week? I’m sure you did. But shhhh, it’s okay now. I’ve returned. I try to blog once a week, and typically I work on my blog posts the day before they go live. I … Continue reading

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Meeting Ursula K. Le Guin

“There are these moments in most writers’ careers when you discover that someone else has actually written down some of these things that have been going on in your own head; you realize that this isn’t just a private experience.” —Ursula … Continue reading

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Quick hit quote

I’ve been swamped at work this week, so I haven’t had much time or energy to write anything, including a blog post. Instead, I wanted to share a quote from a collection of essays I’m reading: “A genre novel fulfills … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Zdzisław Beksiński

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! Considering that my two upcoming short stories are in the horror genre, I couldn’t pass on the chance to acknowledge a date that is a staple of horror stories and films alike. Just yesterday, in … Continue reading

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Write what you know—or not

In 2012, Lois Lowry gave an excellent speech at Book Expo America. I wasn’t in attendance, but BEA had videos of the panels and breakfasts available on its website. I originally started watching the video of the Children’s Book & … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Richard Matheson

On June 23rd, Richard Matheson passed away at the age of 87. I didn’t find out until two days later, on the 25th, and I’ve been thinking about Matheson and his work ever since. I found it a bit odd … Continue reading

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