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And Chaos Ensues (OR: 4 Reasons Not To Quit The Day Job)

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For the past nine — OMG! Has it been THAT LONG? — years now, I’ve worked mostly from home in my pajamas, writing commentary on How to Get Away With Murder, interviewing Paul Wesley (Stefan on The Vampire Diaries, for the uninitiated) and the Pretty Little Liars peeps, working on fiction and CAKE stuff. Jealous yet?…
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Want be a writer? Why goals, beverages & guts matter …

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Being a writer is … awesome. From the fun and chaos of journalism school, to writing articles on everything from finding body confidence in my birthday suit to surrogacy, to penning a novel that will soon grace bookstore shelves, it’s been a dream “job” so far. Because of this I bristle a little when I…
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Wanna Be a Full-time Writer? Here’s What You’re Going to Need

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Are you thinking about writing full-time and quitting your steady job at Wombat Widgets, INC.? Before you do anything rash, you need to address the money situation. On these sites, Kameron Hurley, Jim C. Hines, Scott Berkun share their numbers and give some hard truths about writing and money. Go. Read. I’ll wait. So, dear reader, you still…
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News Flash: Sleep deprivation, updates & a GIVEAWAY!

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Congratulations to Carolsue Anderson, winner of THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY by guest author Bethany Chase! Check back next Sunday for this week’s winner THE WALLS AROUND US by guest author Nova Ren Suma …     From the 2015 Debs: Colleen Oakley is incredibly happy, and also incredibly sleep deprived! #TWINS Amy E. Reichert…
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Nova Ren Suma On THE WALLS AROUND US

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I first discovered NOVA REN SUMA via her kickass writerly blog, Distraction99.com, which I read religiously in my MFA days. The site is uplifting and introspective, with stellar writing from Nova and writer pals. Then I read her stunning book IMAGINARY GIRLS, and I knew she was a voice to be reckoned with. So I’m…
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Taming the Hideous Green-Eyed Monster

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It’s been ten years since my stint in Hollywood, and sometimes I still wonder “what if”? What if social media had existed back then? What if I’d tried harder? What if I’d written one more script? What if I’d moved to L.A. to actually make a go of it? Everyone has those moments of envy…
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