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My Writing Process

Maybe I’ve talked about this before in a video, but I feel like I haven’t blogged about it. My own writing process has been the same for a few years now, so I thought I’d take a moment to talk … Continue reading

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You are a Writer

One of my English teachers recently asked us what makes a writer. Who are they? How do they act? Along with the usual jokes about being tormented enough or drinking enough alcohol, one guy said, “A writer is someone who … Continue reading

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Interview with a Zindie Author: Michelle Kilmer

Michelle Kilmer is the author of When the Dead, a psychologically captivating and dramatic novel following the lives of numerous survivors during the apocalypse. I loved her book and knew I needed to pick her brain. The end of this … Continue reading

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i can’t read good: how to respond to someone’s writing

If someone asked you to read something they wrote, a likely follow-up question is how you liked it or what you thought. “I liked it” or “I didn’t like it” is a popular, but horrifically inadequate response. If you’re even … Continue reading

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I Can’t Write Good: dealing with criticism

I want to talk about something I used to be very sensitive about: criticism. By now you know that I wrote The Undead Situation when I was only a teenager. It was my first long work of fiction. I assaulted … Continue reading

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The Blurb as a Passionate Kiss

I’m not an expert on writing my own blurbs (synopsis/ book description), so don’t expect to read mine and be wowed. However, my position as a reader of blurbs and critic of them, has instigated a few thoughts on how … Continue reading

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