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The Last First Fall Week in Review

This week has been a whirlwind. I’ve hardly caught my breath, and I still have a lot to do before it’s officially over. But I thought I’d jot a few things down.

This was my last first week of fall semester as an undergrad. I really haven’t been that sentimental about it, as my roommate will testify. It’s not that I want to be done, necessary, or that I’m dying to escape. But I’m ready for the next step. I’m ready to move on. In some ways, I think study abroad’s to blame. I started separating from Berry College. Since I came back, it’s not that this is less my home–it’s like I’m less the girl I…Continue Reading

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The Writing Process

There’s a pretty specific process to how I write scenes.

When I begin work on a manuscript, I usually have a really vague plot for the entire piece, a more specific plot outline for the story arc I’m in, and a really, really specific outline and ideas for the scenes I’m actually writing.

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(GH) becoming an expert

(Originally posted on November 1, 2011)

During the writing conference/symposium, I was asked, “How do you get published without giving up your voice?”

What this came down to (as I pinpointed what the young fellow really meant) was: How do you get away with what you want to get away with, but still get published?

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