Tag: creative self-care

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Becoming a Book Girl Again: A Journey Back into the Reading Life

I was a voracious reader when I was little. I remember once instance where, after I’d been naughty, my mom disciplined me by forbidding me to read anything for an hour or so. It was a very effective punishment. I also remember coming home from the library with a stack of books one afternoon, then crying my eyes out that evening because I’d read them all … Read More Becoming a Book Girl Again: A Journey Back into the Reading Life

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Story Structure Study: “The Time of the Doctor”

This post actually began as a self-imposed “homework assignment.” I never thought it might be blog material! But I have a mild case of Creative Burnout, and as part of my self-care I decided to re-watch a Doctor Who Christmas episode…but with a writer’s eye. What I mean by that is this: I dissected and charted the structure of the story–the ebb and flow of the … Read More Story Structure Study: “The Time of the Doctor”

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“Whatchya Writin’?”

I post on Mondays, but here’s my blogging secret: I actually write my posts over the weekend. I usually have more time on the weekends and I really don’t like to use up my allotted novel-writing time during the week for blogging, so it makes sense. This weekend, however, was a little different thanks to our delightful Mother’s Day plans (including several visits with … Read More “Whatchya Writin’?”