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November Wrap-Up

Reading Life Total books read: 10 Books read for 2017 so far:  144 Couldn't stop listening to the audiobook: Righteous by Joe Ide and a re-listen of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (and I haven't reread a book in years-- so glad I did.) Nonfiction topics explored: insect sex in Sex on Six Legs by Marlene Zuk and US history and… Continue reading November Wrap-Up

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Reading and Writing Wrap-Up for February

The Month in Numbers: Books read: 11 Audiobooks: 3 Nonfiction: 3 Birthdays this month: 1 Girls Nights Out: 3 Hours spend editing new project: 43 Papers graded: 85 Most steps in one day: 14,534 Details Best Books of the Month: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (how had I never read Waters before?) , Homegoing by Yaa… Continue reading Reading and Writing Wrap-Up for February

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Forging a Successful Beta-Reader Relationship

So, you've written something and stared at it for hours. You've done whatever spit polishing you can with it, but it needs a fresh eye. You need a beta-reader, or a beta. You can even just call them B.A.s if you want to, because they are bad-asses, at least the best ones are. How do… Continue reading Forging a Successful Beta-Reader Relationship

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Writing: Accepting an Invitation No One Sent

It's so easy not to do something. Don't want me to play with fire? Ta-da. I just didn't play with fire right then, so you're welcome. It's also easy not to work out, as proven by my low step-count totals for the past few days. Even more than avoiding something stupid or skipping the gym,… Continue reading Writing: Accepting an Invitation No One Sent