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Model Writing

September 14, 2015 Heather 0

  Let me preface this by saying this is not my best work. I even tell my bitties that, reminding them that they need to do their best work because they have time to and that I’m not because I don’t want to take all of their time. Do what Read More

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Words

September 12, 2015 Heather 0

I have been feeling the pull again recently: the need to write, the lives and emotions of my characters seeping into my thoughts.  There is always a lull in my writing when school starts. The exhaustion kicks in, both physically and mentally. I’ve noticed that it has been worse this Read More

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Writing

July 15, 2014 Heather 0

Great day. I finally got to write a chapter that has been swirling in my mind for about a year! It feels akin to dancing in the rain (without phone or kindle around).

Kinder Writing Wisdom

May 30, 2014 Heather 2

One of the things I hear most often when people find out that I write stories is that I must be super smart or super creative or super blessed. The truth is something that I try to instill in my bitties: you make success when you work hard, believe in Read More

Breaking Bad as a Mentor Text

May 18, 2014 Heather 0

"If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." – Stephen King My favorite books, since I have been writing, are the ones that catch me as I read and show me a new way of looking at my Read More

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Taken and Planning

July 26, 2013 Heather 1

While reading Erin Bowman’s debut novel Taken last week, I got to thinking about how writers of fantasy or dystopian worlds pre-plan. Do we start with the world and how it came to be or do we start with the premise and expand? Warning: I will be discussing the world Read More

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