writing

Protected: Word (s)

March 22, 2011

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Reading “Slouching Towards Bethlehem”

March 3, 2011

Another book in my library of divorcée lit. This one I am enjoying for Joan Didion’s style of writing, and for the flashbacks to my childhood. But the essay that puts the book in divorcée lit for me is On Self-Respect. Didion writes: To live without self-respect is to lie awake some night, beyond the [...]

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NaNo silence

November 5, 2010

Yes, I’m not around here much right now. It’s NaNoWriMo time, and I am off elsewhere, writing my second novel. My first was written in NaNoWriMo last year–National Novel Writing Month. And no, it’s not published (yet). I haven’t even gotten it beyond the rough draft stage … Anyway. I am giving my writing time [...]

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The Old Days – theSeattleBlog.com

April 10, 2010

I did it! In a moment of “what the hell” I moved my blog posts from my first blog over here to Ordinary Beauty, which is (and has been for awhile) my main blog. This required making two moves on my server which can mysteriously fail and cause things to implode, so I am giving [...]

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Blue, as the heart grows cold

December 13, 2009

Have you ever wondered about the real origins of snow angels? You know, that laying on the snow and flapping your arms into wings, leaving an impression of an angel? My cousin, Shanti Perez, award-winning author, blogger, and Etsy shopkeeper, wrote this piece. It might just explain how snow angels first came to earth. ∞ [...]

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Winning NaNoWriMo

November 30, 2009

Sitting here still slightly stunned to have reached the 50K mark, but feeling excited, proud, enthused, and definitely doing many mental happy dances. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, an event officially held in November each year, and the goal of which is for each participant to write 50,000 words between midnight October [...]

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