4 Tips for Surviving an Office

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From a creative type who has never worked in an office before

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The Worst Parts of Starting a New Novel

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  1. Carving Out a Plot – Okay so.  Maybe it’s just me.  I get a brilliant idea, and what I think is a great plot and then I sit down to actually plan, to actually write.  And I slam into a brick wall.  “Well, how is that going to work?”  “How am I going to get to that part?”  “Who the heck is going to actually want to read this?”  I get stuck, and I can’t move.
  2. Naming Characters – Yes, I have name generators.  I USE them all the time.  But have you ever struggled to find the PERFECT name?  Name generators are great, but they are limited.  What if they don’t hit the right mood for a character?  Naming a character is like naming a child.  The name is there, in print, forever.  It’s a huge, scary decision!  (Yes, I’m overdramatic.)
  3. The semi-crippling anxiety of making something good – I’m a writer because I love to write.  It’s my favorite thing to do, and I want nothing more than to do that all the time.  But I want to put out a quality product because I want people to enjoy what I put out there.  And so that’s what I worry about.  Will people like this?  Is this a pointless exercise?  Am I any good?

 

Top 5 Tony Moments – 2016

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It’s no secret that I am a bit of a Broadway nerd (though “bit” might be an under-exaggeration).  I’ve only seen a few shows this season (King Charles III, A View From the Bridge, School of Rock, Disaster!, and She Loves Me), but that didn’t make me any less excited for Sunday’s award show.  It told me what cast recordings I need to buy, what shows I need tickets for (I GOT HAMILTON TICKETS FINALLY), and it’s just all around a fun time.  I’ll be watching the clips on YouTube for weeks.  So indulge me while I share my very favorite moments.

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Promote yourselves

Here’s a break from your regularly scheduled blogging for you… I don’t check into this site as much as I should, but with summer break on the horizon, I want to turn that around.

So what blogs should I follow?  What blogs should I read?  I love books, teaching, writing, pop culture, movies, Broadway, adulthood struggles… You name it.

Tell me what to check out.  Comment here.  Promote yourselves if you want to.  Why should I check out your blog?  I want to!  Here’s me breaking out of my shell.