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Writer’s Block and the Discomfort of 2020

It’s strange to see that this is my first post of the year. But then I think about what a chaotic mess 2020 has been and not wanting to write about it seems perfectly reasonable. My last seemed so hopeful and motivated. I was deep in the beginnings of working on my first book and… Continue reading Writer’s Block and the Discomfort of 2020

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Glancing Back and Gazing Ahead

When I was in first grade, my teacher told my mom I was a good writer. I don’t know how she could tell at such a young age but she could see the signs already. We did a class project where we got to make our own books. This was a DREAM project for me,… Continue reading Glancing Back and Gazing Ahead

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The Day I Met Leigh Bardugo

A couple weeks ago I had one of the best moments of my life: I got to meet Leigh Bardugo! She is on tour for her new book Ninth House, and I was able to make it to her Chicago stop. Now, this feels strange to say, but I’ve never been to a book signing before.… Continue reading The Day I Met Leigh Bardugo

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The Difficulty of Sharing

As a writer, the biggest problem I have is sharing my work. I’ve wasted a lot of time not letting anyone see it. In the past, I would never tell anybody what I was working on, let alone post it online or try and get it published. Instead, I would write a rough draft as… Continue reading The Difficulty of Sharing

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Weekly Reads: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

At the beginning of this year I promised myself I would start reading more - something I always say but easily get distracted from. Unfortunately I am a slow reader. Novels take me longer than they should and they often feel like a chore. But I was committed to my promise of reading more, so… Continue reading Weekly Reads: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez