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The Cat Ate My Homework

In the past I’ve been pretty lucky in the pets department. There are very few physical things I value highly in the world–the top three that come to mind are my shoes, my notebooks, and my books (both paper and electronic form)–and never before have I had a pet (read: dog, fish, bird, or turtle) … Continue reading

To the Former Owner of My New Home

I am officially a homeowner. Or, at least, a condo owner. I spent all of Friday scrubbing down every surface I could reach in preparation of move in (of course, on Saturday, aka Move-In Day, it snowed. What a pain). Though it’s a tiny place–not more than eight hundred square feet–and a little lacking in … Continue reading

Dear 2011, You Win at Life: My Year in Review

The “Year in Review” has been a theme across the blogosphere this week and though I’m a bit belated—having been busy cramming some lovely last-minute activities into 2011 like skiing and fireworks in an area of the country where a good internet connection is hard to find—I thought that it was a worthy effort to … Continue reading

Writing Advice From Neil Gaiman

According to the Random Buzzers, it’s officially Writing Week.  They have a facebook page up called “Writing & Editing Advice from Around the Web” with a bunch of links up, so go check it out if you’re interested.  I’m providing you with one of the links right here because of my inexhaustible fondness for Neil … Continue reading

Stories that Haunt our Memories

“Stories you read when you’re the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you’ll forget precisely what happened, but if a story touches you it will stay with you, haunting the places in your mind that you rarely ever visit.”  –Neil Gaiman I … Continue reading

Even Ernest Hemingway Got Rejection Letters

To make you all feel a bit better about your most recent rejection letters, to keep you amused while you wait for some more rejection letters, and to encourage you to ignore those rejection letters and keep submitting your short stories and manuscripts anyway, I thought I’d provide a link to this rather hilarious article … Continue reading

Shakespeare is Not SEO Friendly

I’ve been hearing so many lectures on SEO the past few weeks (definition: repeating the same words over and over to up Google hits) and since the only things I’ve been writing for the past few weeks are notes on these SEO lectures and my blog posts where I try to use SEO (apparently not … Continue reading