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Pro tip from an amateur

If it is 9 degrees Fahrenheit in North Carolina, where anything under 45 degrees makes people don parkas, gloves, muffs, 7 pairs of pants and 9 sweatshirts, you will probably drink a LOT of coffee to stay warm. After about the 6th cup you will realize why you normally limit yourself to “2 or 3 …

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Editors are Editing!

So to my surprise, the editors are still talking to me 🙂 One said “this only needs light editing.” That made me happy- maybe I am a writer 😉 Now let’s address the whole idea of people taking your work (your baby?) and changing it.  I knew it had to happen,  that’s what the editing …

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Thanksgiving, Kittens and Editing

This won’t be a blog about all of the things I’m thankful for, but I definitely could write one of those. I got to spend time with Dad- an activity I used to dread as a kid, and now relish. After watching a painful Cowboys loss, the day was over.  I am currently house sitting …

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Talking about Writing again—Where?

I had a friend ask me today  “how can you write in a coffee shop, around all of those people?” It gave me pause for a minute. I never thought about NOT writing here. I only think of the places I can’t write:  my house, my office, my front porch.  There are just too many …

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Let’s Talk about Writing

I’m a novice, an amateur, a beginner.  I’m lucky to have several friends in the writing world that have been able to give me advice and ideas along the way. I want to hear from YOU.  The writers out there.  I know NaNoWriMo is coming up, and I’ve convinced myself I “can’t” do it, because …

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My Dad and food

I always wondered where I got my love of food from, especially my love of cooking.  Growing up, Mom did most of the cooking, but every once in a while Dad would grace us with one of his Mexican specialties- Carne Asada, Carne Guisada, ‘Migas (Chilaquiles to some) and the ever popular, tacos and burritos. …

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A new experience

I am no stranger to grant writing.  I took a class on grant writing in graduate school.  I took a 2 week seminar on how to read, apply for and decode government grants (don’t try to write a government grant if you want to keep your sanity).  October has become “grant season” for me.  I work …

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A “real author”

One of the hardest parts of this project has been viewing myself as a real author.  I didn’t grow up dreaming of being published.  I didn’t work on the high school newspaper.  I didn’t even take a journalism class in college. I see the need for this book, for my Dad’s story to be told …

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