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2021 Reading Challenge and Giveaway

You probably don’t need an incentive to read more books, but I’ve always wanted to host a reading challenge, so here we are. This challenge is a no pressure way to have fun with your to-be-read pile and hopefully add a few authors you’ve never read before. I encourage you to select Indie Authors, people …

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What Comes After Clicking Publish is Way More Scary

Sliding my arrow up, I hover over the “Publish” button. My heart quickens and my palms sweat. I take a deep breath and click. My words are now out into the world ready for anyone to happen by and read them, but people won’t just come. I have to invite them. It takes courage to …

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How to Develop a Writing Habit

I just read another article about how to create a writing habit. It had all the same tips you normally read. Things like make a schedule, don’t make a schedule, create a writing space, set a timer, do writing sprints, find the right software, read a few books and BAM — you’ve got a routine. If only …

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My Aimless Wandering Was Really Mindless

Robert Frost would have us believe that there are only two paths (according to traditional thoughts about the famous poem). One that everyone follows and the other only a select few traverse. I always wanted to be one of the select few who took the road less traveled. In some ways, I suppose I am …

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What Punctuation Taught Me About Changing Your Mind

As a university student, my professors often pointed out my error when I put the period or comma outside the quotation marks. It happened several times before I learned my lesson. Then, later as a professor myself, I often pointed out to my students that periods and commas always go inside the quotes. It almost …

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