Monthly Archives: October 2016

READY, SET, WRITE!

Today is the last day of October, which means tomorrow is the first day of November, which means it’s the first day of NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—the day that I have been both excited for and terrified of. One of … Continue reading

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#WORDCRUSHWEDNESDAY

I know it’s Thursday, but let’s just pretend, okay? According to the internet, there are 1,024,109.8 words in the English language. I have no idea what .8 of a word might be, but still. As a writer and an avid … Continue reading

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NANO-WHAT?!?

NANOWRIMO. If you are a member of any writing group, chances are you’ve seen this acronym pop up in the past few weeks. It stands for NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth, and it’s as crazy as it sounds. During the 30 … Continue reading

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LIFE ISN’T PERFECT. ADS SHOULDN’T BE, EITHER.

There’s a lot of talk in advertising about aspiration—showing your target audience not as they are, but as they want to be. If you’re talking about a beauty or a fashion brand, I can see the point. But then again, Dove … Continue reading

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THERE’S MORE TO IOWA THAN CORN.

When most people think of Iowa, they think of corn, and possibly the movie Field of Dreams. Unless you’re a writer. If you’re a writer, the great state of Iowa is synonymous with excellent writing. And that’s because it’s home … Continue reading

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ASK YOURSELF THIS:

Earlier this week, I celebrated Rosh HaShana, the Jewish new year. Not unlike the new year we all celebrate, it’s a time for reflection, thinking about the past year and what changes you want to make for the year ahead. … Continue reading

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