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I Could Have Been Jennifer Lawrence

I want this blog to a friendship of sorts between you, my sweet readers, and me, the crazy writer. One of the first questions I tend to ask a new friend is: Who was your first celebrity crush?  It’s an amazing conversation starter. So…I’ll tell you mine, but only if you promise to tell me yours in the comments, deal? Deal! I was a child of the 80’s and a teenager of the 90s –…

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I’m Fat, I love Yoga…and You Can Too!

So, you just read that title and rolled your eyes, didn’t you? That’s okay, a few years ago, I would have done the same thing, but now – I practice yoga four or five times a week, and yes I’m still fat. LAST ONE PICKED IN GYM I have always hated exercise, and gym class for that matter. Besides a brief foray into square dancing in fifth grade, gym class was the bane of my…

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Quick Fix: Misery Loves Company

MISERY LOVES COMPANY by: Jennifer Gregson The door clicked behind him as I picked up the pace, trying to catch up.  The heavy metal door was harder to open than I thought it would be.  Once inside, I noticed music playing – it wasn’t loud.  The lights weren’t that dim either, but it was definitely some kind of party.  A few people were even trying to dance.  They had on very strange outfits.  Leather boots,…

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My Top Ten Writing Tools

So, last post I talked about my goal setting/planning tools…this time I want to talk about my writing tools.  The things that help me plan, research, write, and revise blog posts, novels, and my flash fiction pieces (which I swear, I’m going to get back to).   I still feel like a newbie writer so I didn’t really want to talk about my process, because I’m not even sure I have a process yet, but…

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Goals = Happiness

I became slightly obsessed with goal planning this past Nov/Dec.  I pinned articles, sent clips to Evernote, downloaded free eBooks, but two things really helped me.   The first was deciding and purchasing a paper planner to use this year.  I know, I know.  Crazy, right?  I love my technology, trust me, I really love my iPhone, but I wanted to have something tangible to write in so I started looking around Pinterest and found…

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Writing Weaknesses

After my last blog post I started back working on my flash fiction pieces and I’ve realized something about my writing process:  I write short.  Meaning?  I’m going for stories in the 750-1000 word count range and yet most of my first drafts (and second drafts, if we’re being honest) barely reach 600 words. I’m really good at writing dialogue.  I’m pretty good at writing action in between dialogue – you know, describing my main…

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Am I a REAL Writer?

I’ve been away for too long haven’t I? Sorry about that. A lot of stuff is going on in my life right now – stressful stuff. I haven’t been in a writing mood so instead I’ve been reading writerly type blogs. And I swear lately I’ve been reading that they all knew from a young age that they wanted to be writers. This is not true for me and it’s causing me some self-confidence issues. As…

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Quick Fix: The Man of My Dreams

THE MAN OF MY DREAMS By: Jennifer Gregson Dear Diary, Killing someone is harder than it looks. I should have used a gun. My old bow and arrow worked, but it was messy. See, a few years ago, an old witch cursed me. She cackled when she did it too. She claimed my dreams would come true, and I naively thought that was a good thing. Dad’s new girlfriend moved in yesterday. I dreamt about…

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Too Many Books, Not Enough Time

I finished the first book of Game of Thrones (still haven’t seen any of the HBO series….sorry) and was looking through my To-Read list on Goodreads and realized I have more books that I want to read than time to read them. In between running around after a very mobile toddler, writing, exercising, eating, sleeping, and spending some time with friends and family there’s not much left over for reading. I know how important reading…

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Quick Fix: Because You Loved Me

BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME By:  Jennifer Gregson “I should have dumped your ink a long time ago,” Sylvia said as she tried to open the fountain pen. “You can’t, I won’t let you.” The pen wrestled out of her hand and started scribbling something on the nearby pad of paper. Sylvia stood, stunned that the pen could somehow write on it’s own. “But…how?” “I’m more powerful, because you loved me.” She watched as the pen’s…

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