Word Nerd Edits – My New Editing Business!

You may have noticed I haven’t been posting very regularly lately. And a big part of that is because I’ve been working very hard to get my new editing business of the ground! It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while, and I finally took that step. I’m so excited that it’s a real […]

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Discussion | Trilogies vs. Duologies (or A Lecture on Story Structure)

There are many different forms of book series, but trilogies have undoubtedly been one of the most popular for a long time. And there is a reason for that. In a traditional story arc, there are three main stages: exposition/rising action, climax, and then falling action/conclusion. A trilogy allows authors to follow this structure, just […]

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Death Speech of Richard III

Today’s post is something a little bit different. Since Sunday is the birthday of the Bard, I thought I’d share an assignment I wrote for my grad school Shakespeare class. One of the plays we read was Richard III – which instantly became one of my favorite plays – and, since it is one of the only (maybe […]

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Weekly Wrap Up – February 26

This week, I’ve been working on getting back into the swing of reading and blogging, and trying to actually write something (which hasn’t happened since I finished grad school – oops). I’ve been taking a brief break from the books I’m supposed to be reading (i.e. books sent for review), and have been focusing more […]

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Adventures in Writing | Finishing My Thesis

I AM DONE. And I mean that both literally and figuratively. I am officially done with my grad school thesis – it’s turned in an everything. I also still hate it. Due to the guidelines imposed by my school (which I completely understand and generally agree with), it just turned into something I’m not that happy […]

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Adventures in Writing | It’s Different When You’re Being Graded

This week, as I attempted to write another section of my thesis, it occurred to me that I’m approaching this project in a completely different way than I would if I didn’t need to turn it in. My thesis is fiction, so I am essentially writing a novel, but I’m treating it like schoolwork. Yes, […]

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