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Monthly Archives: July 2011

writing: setting

photo from canyoneeringusa.com First of all, my apologies if this post is incoherent and rough–I only had two hours of sleep last night, which is not nearly enough for me to function properly. So, be kind. When I was a senior in college, I took a course on Wallace Stegner from Dr. Richard Cracroft. I’ve talked about this before on the blog; how it was

and the winner is…

The winner of the signed hardcover copy of EVERYTHING IS FINE by Ann Dee Ellis is: ALISONWONDERLAND! Alison, will you e-mail me your mailing address so I can send this book to you ASAP? Thank you all for entering! And if you didn’t win, I just noticed that the book is selling for $6.80 over on Amazon, so you might want to check that out.

reading: everything is fine

I wasn’t sure whether to post this under writing or reading because it kind of has to do with both. Let’s talk about voice (again). Voice is so, so important. As we all know. So sometimes when I am writing and thinking about voice I decide it’s best to just turn to the masters and read some authors who do a fantastic job with voice.

writing: the element of play

I spent my Fourth of July weekend a) working and b) attempting to potty-train my toddler. Also I c) made peach cobbler, which is one of my favorite summery things to make (the peaches aren’t quite peak yet, and they’re not from our tree, but I couldn’t wait any longer). And my kids played, played, played all weekend long. But I didn’t feel left out