Things that inspire me to write #16: Elizabeth Bachinsky

Like lottery winners and people who dye heir green and actually make it work, there is nothing like seeing someone you know achieve literary success to make you believe it is possible. Elizabeth Bachinsky is one of these people. Sure, I didn’t exactly exchange LOL texts with Liz (and I’m sure she would be okay with me […]

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Things that inspire me to write #45: Ellen Hopkins

Because, she thinks leaning over the keyboard with a crowbar spine, I never believed, I could get pulled into a novel, Written in verse. Or that it was even possible. So thank you Ellen Hopkins, for disrupting–and expanding–my concept of what a novel can be, you inspire me.

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Things that inspire me to write #52: My writing group

  As if the cheese and chocolate dipped cookies weren’t enough, I went to a meeting of my monthly writing group last night, housed out of Christianne’s Lyceum and was once again reminded of the power of community in the creative process. I have always prized my writing groups as a place where I gain new […]

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