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Fall in Virginia: Books, conferences and friends

Hi, all. It’s been a busy two weeks so I wanted to send out some recaps from recent events. I keep explaining to people that I have to do recaps because my flip phone doesn’t allow me to live-tweet — or to tweet at … Continue reading

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Rainy Days

It’s raining and the weather forecast is calling for more. In a few days I will feel trapped in my house, longing to see something brighter than my daughter’s yellow umbrella.  In a few days — or heck, who am … Continue reading

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Wendy Shang hits a home run

When it comes to words, Wendy Wan-Long Shang is patient. Sometimes the words rush right at her without pausing for breath. But they also walk. They amble. They bend down to pick a blade of grass. Wendy waits for the right … Continue reading

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Writing Resolutions

I always make loads of New Year’s resolutions – multi-page lists, covering everything from the external (I will not leave my pajamas on the bathroom floor after I take a shower) to the internal (I will yell less; I will learn to … Continue reading

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Writing Process Blog Hop

Readers get to see what our stories look like when they are bound and published. But what do they look like along the way? Michelle Knudsen thought you (yes, you) might be interested in knowing the answer to that, so she … Continue reading

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