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What happened to July?!

Has anyone seen July? Was it here or did we just skip it? All I know is that the summer was just starting and now people are posting back-to-school pictures of their kids. I just finished the last official meeting of the DFW Writers’ TEEN Workshop. It was an amazing eight weeks and I can’t … Continue reading »

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Too much?

I don’t think there is a such a thing as “too much reading” or “too much imagination.” I generally believe anyone who thinks either of those is lacking in whatever it is that allows a person to experience joy. I feel sorry for them. However, today I had an experience that made me rethink my … Continue reading »

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Marvel-ous Agents of the Pen

After a year of talking about it, I am finally leading a tween writing group at my local library! I have a confession to make – I love working with tweens. They have conquered all the basic skills, they are beginning to have real higher level thinking, and they still (usually) adore their teachers. It is a … Continue reading »

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Time Warp

Do you ever wake up and realize that a week (or more) has passed and you just don’t know what happened to it? I must admit that happens far too often to me. It usually means that I have been working intently and just remembered that the outside world exists. (Sometimes it means I have been … Continue reading »

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OWFI Buzz Session

Update 11 May 15 A BIG thank you to everyone who attended my session and an EXTRA BIG thank you to those who filled out the survey! Congratulations to Storme M. – winner of the gift card!   Thank you for joining me in my Flash Fiction Buzz Session. I hope you felt like it … Continue reading »

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Tell Your Story

This weekend my dad shared a book written by one of his Smokejumper buddies. He was very pleased to be featured in one of stories in the collection, and even more pleased that it was not an embarrassing story. If you aren’t from the Pacific Northwest, you might be unfamiliar with the term Smokejumper.  Basically, … Continue reading »

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Write Club 2015

Five years ago, DL Hammons thought it might be fun to hold a little online fight club. Of course, writers only know one way to fight – with pens. (I guess that is actually two. In addition to words, we might stab you with the pen if things get heated in a struggle over the … Continue reading »

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Mailtime!

This may have been me today. One of my favorite things about conference season is getting new cards. This year I went with something very simple and opted to not highlight a particular manuscript. I’m happy with how they turned out and I can’t wait for pin trading to swap cards with new friends at … Continue reading »

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Lewis and Clark and Mark

A few months ago I received a message from one of my favorite people, a former dancer at my previous place of employment. He’s one of my favorite people because he is just such a nice guy. How nice? He worked with me an entire summer as we chaperoned a group of teens and he still speaks … Continue reading »

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Happening Stuff

It has been awhile since I’ve managed to post anything, but I do have a stack of blog post notes.  You know what I’m talking about, right? Odd scraps of paper and the occasional Post-It note with cryptic reminders of what I want to say in my next blog post. One of the notes is … Continue reading »

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