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We’ll miss you, “Comrade.”

As writers from Chaucer to Shakespeare to George Orwell and beyond can attest, words change meaning with sad regularity. Usually they change gradually over the years, but sometimes the new meaning explodes out of nowhere. And sometimes those changes come … Continue reading

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End of the month tally.

I did not make the fifty thousand words. It’s a shame really — but I resisted the temptation to go back and edit former posts to make them longer.  I suppose that if I had chosen to do so last … Continue reading

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The 50K challenge (a.k.a., NaNoWriMo for attentionally challenged bloggers)

If you are paralyzed by a voice in your head It’s the standing still that should be scaring you instead Go on, and do it anyway “Do It Anyway,” The Ben Folds Five So, I have been trying to do … Continue reading

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Writing. And the college admissions process (actually unrelated)

I am doing a lot of my writing offline.  There is a problem in using Starbucks Wi-Fi, and not just with security: depending upon the Starbucks and the time of day, the network can be horribly slow.  I was in … Continue reading

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I had planned to spend a lot of time writing this evening, and this month in general.  Friday was the first day of NaNoWriMo, and while I have not participated in years (I have neither the attention span nor the … Continue reading

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I’m still here.

It’s been a long time (okay, two months), since I wrote with any regularity.  I am hoping to change that. I have been working, which takes up some time, and I have been writing other things, which takes up more. … Continue reading

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I am working on two different yet similar writing projects currently. They present me with a dilemma. Each of these pieces require me to tell my life story.  They will be for different audiences, and therefore will have different emphases, … Continue reading

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I have done it.  I have retreated. I have let go. I have deactivated my Facebook account. Actually, I deactivated my account a week ago.  I have not missed it as much as I would have thought before I did … Continue reading

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It was a dark and stormy night….

In November 2003, during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I wrote a novel. A bad novel. A very, very bad novel. A key part of the plot was that the protagonist (a woman based on me, except she looked nothing … Continue reading

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