Author Archives: Amanda

Book in hand!

I was quick to fall in love with e-readers from the very first time I read about this stuff called e-ink that had been developed and wouldn’t hit the market for two or more years. Then, the Sony Librie came … Continue reading

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Published!

If you’re reading these posts in order, then you’ll know that I was sitting at about 5,000 words in NaNoWriMo 2014 the last time I checked in. Well, if you finished NaNoWriMo with at least 50,000 words, let me congratulate … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo– and what I’ve learned from my many failed attempts!

It’s National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. As of the end of the day yesterday, I was ahead of schedule with 5,731 words. So I was thinking about all the times I’ve tried NaNoWriMo. The times that I’ve watched November … Continue reading

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Spooks, Revelers, and Lovers

I love Halloween, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day. I really go in for dressing up and putting on a show. I love the big parties and intoxicated kisses at midnight. I love the unabashed celebration of romance. But I like … Continue reading

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Review: Ashmore Grief

Rating: 4 Stars (Read it and then share it with a friend!) I recently entered a drawing for a book called Ashmore Grief by D. A. Cairns on goodreads. I honestly can’t remember how it ended up on my radar, but it … Continue reading

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Reflections on work and my favorite authors

It’s no secret that Terry Pratchett is my favorite author since the day Evelyn Brown lent me a copy of Soul Music by Terry Pratchett in 1998– in Mr. Ross’s AP Calculus class, no less. This led me to a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo in T minus 24 days

National Novel Writing Month a.k.a. NaNoWriMo begins November 1. I usually do it. I’ve got one idea that I really like that started as a short story for my sister in the mid-2000’s. It’s been a NaNoWriMo for a couple of … Continue reading

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What’s keeping us from being writers?

No one wants to hold down a regular, full-time job and be an auditor in their spare time as a hobby, but many people have regular, full-time jobs and are writers in their spare time. Being a writer doesn’t require … Continue reading

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Review: Holly Lisle’s Writing Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck (Week 3)

Rating: 4 Stars (Definitely read this and share with your writer friends!) I made two other posts after I finished each week’s course (Week 1, Week 2), and now I’m done with Week 3! I have three good short stories … Continue reading

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Leaving

Leaving My eyes scanned the room, searching for gloves and hats for my sleeping twins. Thankfully, my children didn’t stir throughout the entire ordeal of dressing them in bulky snowsuits. Their dad, who was passed out and still holding his … Continue reading

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