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How I (Mostly) Survived Querying

Querying sucks. It just does. It’s a deeply vulnerable and emotional process in which you expose yourself for judgement and...

On Revising: Don't Fear the Reaper

As we know from THIS POST, I was once revision-averse. I was also incredibly arrogant and felt nobody had the right to tell me how to...

Welcome, Write Mentor Hopefuls!

Hi there! So you're considering applying to Write Mentor? FANTASTIC! This program is such an incredible opportunity to grow your craft...

Past, Present, and Future

On the first day back from mid-winter break, I asked my students to take a few minutes and think about what they did for themselves...

31 Years in Books

It's February! Love month! Except I missed out on doing a Valentine-themed post... BUT the love doesn't end yet because February is my...

Blogmas Holiday Drinks Book Tag

And now for something completely different... I was tagged by Ariel from wavesofpages.com to do this Holiday drinks book tag! Check out...

To Teach a Mockingbird

As an English teacher, I’m biologically programmed to love certain books. Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, and Shakespeare...

Share the Weird

As a lonely youngest-child with imaginary friends and an invisible flavored air dispenser in my backyard, it’s no secret that I was a bit...

Imposter

Fun fact: My world is full of incomplete journals because I can’t keep a commitment to writing. I have finished a journal before, but for...

Make it Work

I. Love. Tim. Gunn. He is by far the best part of Project Runway, next to the incredible artistry, of course. When I saw his name as a...