Six Word Story

As I was poking around in the WordPress Reader, I found several bloggers who post six word stories. I've done these before as a writing exercise, but the ones I read were so poignant, so heartbreaking. In the interest of learning economy of language, I will post these from time to time as well. I'd …

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From the Archives: Have You Been Thinking of Starting a Blog?

*This was originally published in December 2019. Someone recently asked me for blogging advice, so I’m reposting this. I’ll write more about this in a later post. Since I began actually sharing my blog with my friends and family, several people said they want to start blogs. I like to think I'm inspiring (ironic hair …

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Word of the Week: Prosopopoeia

Prosopopoeia - noun - (pronounced pro-sopapilla, like the delicious sweet fried bread) Personification, as of inanimate thingsFrom dictionary.comEtomology: Greek Example: "Lord Byron’s very numerous comparisons, all admirable, and often under the form of a prosopopoeia, are indicative of the warm imagination which clothed inanimate shapes with the breathing realities of life …" -RECOLLECTIONS OF SHELLEY AND …

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50,000 Words Completed: What I’ve Learned

I finally reached 50,000 words in my novel that I began writing many months ago. It's taken me a while for various reasons (imposter syndrome, depression, low to no creativity), but hot damn, here we are! 50k translates to about 165 pages in a novel or manuscript. Do I love every part that I have …

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