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Welcome, welcome, to today’s edition of Sunday, My Prints Will Come! If you’ve never been here on a Sunday before, well, Sundays are for writers round these parts. I know, I know. I cheated a bit this week, what with the pitch talk and all the biz shtick. Whoops. I’ll…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 3 Date | December 9, 2012
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Announcing The Costumed Curses Flash Fiction Contest!

Did you miss the End of the World in July? Participate but have been secretly yearning for another Emmie contest? I heard those secret yearnings. And because I heard those secret yearnings, I’ve teamed up with the fabulous Kristin McFarland to bring you a creeptacular flash fiction extravaganza. Costumed Curses…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 12 Date | October 12, 2012
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Break Out The Battering Ram

Goooood morning, gentle viewers, and welcome to today’s edition of Sunday, My Prints Will Come! In which Emmie discusses blockages — and not the kind you battle with Metamucil.   Writer’s block.   All writers know that sense of despair that comes from looking at a blank screen and having…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 9 Date | September 30, 2012
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Something Shiny This Way Comes

Do you ever get the feeling that there is something magical flitting about just over the horizon? Yeah, call me doofus, but that’s how I feel right now. Doofus McDooferson, Shrike Query Report 1.3: DISCLAIMER! I’m in no way saying this is it. But it’s a good sign. Shrike (or…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 7 Date | September 17, 2012
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Emmie’s Tenthennial Blog Return Extravaganza!

Good afternoon, gentle viewers, and welcome to July! I’m here reporting from Panera Bread, and I hope you have less triple digits than I do right now. Isn’t that right, empty coffee cup? Empty Coffee Cup: That’s right, Emmie. But then again, I always have more triple digits than you….

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Author | Emmie Comments | 16 Date | July 1, 2012
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Paving the Road to Hell

You’ve heard the saying about what those construction workers use to smooth out the blacktop between Yourtown and Hell. Good intentions. In my mind’s eye, I picture it looking like pyrite, fool’s gold, polished and smooth and false. In spite of that, sometimes nuggets of the real thing get lumped…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 4 Date | June 6, 2012
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In Which Emmie Discovers An Ugly Baby

Now, allow me to preface this post with the fact that someone of my acquaintance first used the “ugly baby” metaphor, and at the moment I can’t recall who. If you read this, let me know if it was your idea so I can bestow the Trophy of Wisdom upon…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 19 Date | May 20, 2012
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Where the Magic Happens

Sometimes I’m writing along, writing along, and then wham. Bam. Wall. It’s not something you can predict. Writer’s block just happens. I can be on a roll and have a NaNoWriMo-esque month only to find myself scratching my head, wondering what happened. It doesn’t happen to me often, but it…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 17 Date | April 5, 2012
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Murder, Tea, and Piggles

This week I began another rewrite for my first book. For the first time, I feel like my protagonist has something going for her. I’ve probably rewritten the same first chapter twelve times over the past six years, trying to reinvent the wheel over and over and over again. What…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 6 Date | March 31, 2012
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We Interrupt Your Scheduled Programming

They say that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. In spite of the cliche, I can attest to the validity of the statement. I’ve been thinking a lot about distractions lately. I meant to send out a bunch more query letters yesterday, but I didn’t get…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 15 Date | February 21, 2012
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