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Writing, AKA Fingerpainting With Blood

Happy Friday! Or, if you’re in the service industry or some other non M-F deviljob, I wish you a swift passing of time until your next day of rest and offer you the Fistbump of Solidarity.   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about that Hemingway quote “Writing is easy,…

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Author | Emmie Comments | Comments Off Date | September 30, 2016
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Letters to the Emmie-nator: Or, How To Stay Productive

This morning I woke up at the butt-crack of not even dawn. Yesterday, my partner and I took an Unplug Day, wherein we avoided our phones, the internet, and outside. We woke up, started a puzzle, made some delicious breakfast (cheesy eggs and french toast sticks with a berry syrup),…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 5 Date | August 29, 2016
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Where the Words Come From

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where the stories we write come from. Sure, we get our ideas and we jot them down or plot them out, but what interests me right now is the deeper levels of what makes it onto the page. Writing is an interesting dichotomy….

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Author | Emmie Comments | Comments Off Date | July 29, 2016
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Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want

No, this post isn’t about the Spice Girls. Or it is, feel free to sing along. This has been a rough summer in pretty much every way. One of the big themes has been me reevaluating exactly what it is I want from a writing career. And the answer right…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 5 Date | July 25, 2016
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How to Write a Novel: The Emmie Way

I got a really nice email about three weeks ago. And because I am terrible, I didn’t answer it until today because A: it got lost in a filter (now fixed), and B: crazy life schtuff. After I sent it, I went to feed the kitties, and I thought, yanno,…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 6 Date | May 23, 2016
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Reinventing the Wheel: Writing When You Forget How

A few weeks ago, I read this post by my friend Shauna Granger, and I couldn’t help but heave a gusty sigh of relief in her general direction (west). There’s a lot of advice out there about how to write your first novel, enough that I briefly considered tracking down…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 3 Date | May 18, 2016
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The View From the Top of Ole Series Mountain

I did something this year that I set out to do way back in Nashville in 2008 during the worst year of my life. When I set out to do the thing, I was in the middle of a whole other thing. So Thing 2 got set aside for a…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 1 Date | May 11, 2016
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Yzma! Put Your Hands in the Air!

Above is a semi-accurate depiction of my 2015. As you may remember, 2014 was a year that pulled me into its gaping maw, chewed me up with razor teeth, ingested me in ribbons, and shat me over a cliff. That was fun. *nostalgic tear* 2015 was an absolutely bizarre year. It…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 2 Date | January 1, 2016
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From Base Camp to Summit: On My Own Personal Everest

I have to take a moment and thank John Lawson for doing something wholly unexpected when he inadvertently pointed me toward an old blog of mine that I haven’t updated in years. Out of curiosity (and a little whoa, that still exists), I hopped on over there to see what was there….

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Author | Emmie Comments | 1 Date | June 19, 2015
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Emmie’s Blog and Vlog III: Fantastic Books and Craft

I wrote a long post on subjectivity and craft here for our last Blog and Vlog if you fancy checking it out. Craft is one of those things that feels like magic when it’s done right, and when it’s not, it feels like you keep shaking that Harry Potter wand you…

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Author | Emmie Comments | 6 Date | March 30, 2015
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    What I'll Be Reading in 2014

    The Tombs of Atuan
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    Mistborn: The Final Empire
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    Elantris
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    Girl With a Pearl Earring
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    Magic Bites
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    Gone Girl
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    Claim Me
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    Shaman's Crossing
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    The Selkie Spell
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