Posts Tagged: writing

Love and Friendship in the Wizarding World

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, odds are you heard about the interview where JK Rowling said that looking back she thought that Harry and Hermione should have ended up together as a couple. And the internet went crazy. Not because they thought that she was right, but because they were upset. As a writer,

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[Vlog] Epiphanies.

Can you believe it’s Thursday already? In this week’s Vlog, I’m talking headaches, epiphanies about writing process and I might be a little delirious.

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Location, location, location.

I do a lot of writing. So much that you don’t see here, and honestly I have no idea when I’ll have things to share (though if you’re willing to put up with all my goofy reblogs on Tumblr, I do share things there from time to time). I also do a lot of reading.

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Thanks For Not Being Rachel McAdams

I’d been so good about posting daily, and then this week I dropped the ball. Only, it wasn’t quite my fault. Well, it sort of was. My body hates me. For those new here: In January I was diagnosed with either Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis – it was too early to tell which one. So

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Doctor Who: Steven Moffat & Female Characters

Recently I mentioned that some people were upset with how the women of Doctor Who were being written, and placing the blame on Steven Moffat. Some went so far as to compare them against Sherlock’s Irene Adler. I don’t agree with them, and for very specific reasons. I apologize for anyone who isn’t up to

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Thank you, teenage fanfic writers. I learned a lot from you.

On Saturday, I admitted that I used to write fanfiction, and there were other things I’d wanted to include in the post but didn’t have the space. This is one of them. Writing is writing, no matter where you start. Things posted by a teenager just embarking on their writing career will usually be riddled

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Forget what they say, Bad PR exists.

We’ve all heard the adage, “There’s no such thing as bad PR.” And in some fields, it’s true. In the entertainment industry, a negative news story is less likely to have a long term effect on someone’s career. (Unless you’re Lindsay Lohan, but that seems to be more of an addiction problem than a PR

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Muse. Or the devil sitting on my shoulder, you pick.

Here I am, trying to write a blog post that has nothing to do with my kids or being sick. I’ve started a few posts, but as I start typing, I hear her purr in the background. One of the characters from the thing I shouldn’t be writing at all, my literary equivalent of a

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Why do I do this to myself?

My name is Whitney, and I’m a procrastinator. (Hi, Whitney) Time and time again, I start an ambitious project with a deadline and then keep convincing myself I still have time to finish it. This time, it’s two Halloween costumes that I have to have finished by Saturday afternoon. So far I’ve copied the pattern

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Starting fresh

While browsing through my G+ circles, I found a link to this page- the Inkygirl Wordcount Challenge. With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, she created a slightly different challenge to help motivate people to keep up with their writing. Instead of 50,000 words over the span of the month of November, she set up a challenge

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