Monthly Archives: February 2013

Meet my critique group

Critique groups are an essential part of a writer’s world. I think finding the right group is like finding the right spouse, and with two ex-husbands, I should know. In the right critique group, you’re excited about what you are … Continue reading

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Eeek! A mouse

I am afraid of mice. I always have been and I always will be. I would like to rationalize this ridiculous fear by saying that mice carry disease. Mice ruin grain. Mice are a bad lot. But then people like … Continue reading

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Bullies and bankers

           I’ll never forget watching my daughter be bullied. We had just walked into a skating rink for a birthday party. We were not two feet in the door when a large, boisterous girl came up … Continue reading

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Who are your influences?

When I grow up – and I hope to do so this year – I’m going to write like Deborah Wiles. Wiles is one of my heroes. I met her at the 2011 Western Washington SCBWI conference in April of … Continue reading

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Writing is exhausting work. Here, Ruby and Eeyore catch a quick snooze.

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Starting the journey

            I sat across the room from my manager. I knew her look of compassion to be sincere, yet that comforted me little when she said, “I’m terminating you.” My mind raced. How could this … Continue reading

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