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November 17, 2016

In order to keep my teaching license, I am required to take (pay for) 6 credit hours before the license expiration date. I haven't left it until the last minute--this time--but am currently in a class right now. Ironically enough, it is all about online software. Woo Hoo! My forte, and relatively easy.

Don't think I'm getting off scot-free, I still having to pay for graduate credit because it has t...

May 22, 2016

There are a lot of different kinds of readers...Wait...What? A reader is a reader...right?

Um. No. And yes. A reader *hopefully* reads our books, so yes. But what authors REALLY need from a reader totally depends upon what kind of reader that person is, so no. Lemme explain.

Readers come to authors in a variety of ways: they know us IRL (in real life), family or friends of ours, word of mouth fr...

January 22, 2016

This particular topic has been bugging me for months, and not just because I review. While my review list is five books a month, I read voraciously on top of that...especially when I'm stressed and want to hide from the world. Me and curling up in the proverbial closet sometimes come close to being reality when things get tough. Since the start of the school year, it's been insanely difficult...al...

September 13, 2015

Being a teacher of writing, who comes into daily contact with less than stellar writers, the single most important thing I teach them is that if they can do a solid outline-thought process, they can blow their essays out of the water. Editing does not begin after you finish writing. It begins before you put your pen on the paper.

I know that sounds a bit odd. But it's true. Even if you are a self...

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