Dusting Off Old Tales: Sunday Summary

I’m writing a fairy tale retelling, and it’s got me thinking a lot about fairy tales. The archetypes. Their sheer endurance and popularity. We love these tales. We come back to them time and time again. When I was a little girl, Little Red Riding Hood was my favorite fairy tale. I used to act […]

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Midweek ROW80 check-in

So, writing hasn’t really been happening since we moved to the new place two weeks ago. The hours have been filled with painting, unpacking, and class prep, since I’ll be teaching this fall. The course is coming together. I have most of the assignments for the semester finished, the syllabus is done, and I have […]

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Strengthening Our Storytelling: Midweek ROW80 check-in

I’m always awestruck when I go to the symphony. The idea that a composer could hear all of those different instruments in his or her head and find a way to combine them all that’s both unique and pleasing just fascinates me. And then, one day, I realized that as writers we do the same […]

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WIPpet Wednesday: Introducing “The Phoenix Feather”

Lately, when it comes to writing, I’ve felt like I’ve been running in place. I’m a big believer in just writing, moving forward with a story and saving revisions for the second draft, but my current WIP just hasn’t worked out that way. I was stalled for a while, writing and rewriting the first chapter […]

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