Coke+Nutella+Mentos = Grace Helbig

Filed under Geek Girl.


Okay, so maybe that equation isn’t accurate for most people…but in the world of Twitter and the interwebs, I found myself falling down the rabbit hole. It’s true, I laughed all the way down. I don’t deny it. Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and while you may lose many productive hours you… More

Reading “The Hero With a Thousand Faces” by Joseph Campbell

Filed under Writing.


The hero’s journey is a prime topic in my current writing curriculum at the University of Washington. When I found out that this book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, was the foundation of the idea of a hero’s journey, I decided to read it. The prologue felt heavy in academics and my brain hurt,… More

Auto Accident round two

Filed under Junk Drawer.


I haven’t been posting lately  – it’s been five days since my latest auto accident. A woman drove through a red turn signal and side swiped me – hit me in the front of my car. I had a green light and was minding my own business…so pretty shocked when it happened. Shocked, upset, terrorized,… More

Words of Radiance – Brandon Sanderson Reading

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My brother and I attended the Brandon Sanderson reading at the University Bookstore in Seattle.   Pretty exciting for a writing nerd like me, especially as I enjoy all of his books. Brandon Sanderson’s writing pulls you in to strange and wondrous worlds, with fully formed magic systems, cultures, and geology/ecosystems. And his characters are… More

AWP Conference Notes: Marketing on a Shoestring

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This particular panel I arrived at late and in the middle of the presentation. In my defense I was celebrating my birthday with friends. A forgivable offense? I hope so. At least I wasn’t disruptive, as many of these panels had people coming and going throughout. Debra Di Blasi was the first presenter I saw. It looks… More

25% of comments are from The Bloggess (1 out of four ain’t bad)

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Hahahaha. I’m so embarrassed. And pleased. and embarrassed again. The Bloggess came by my blog and left a comment. It was sweet and nice and I approved it the second I saw it. But almost no one posts comments on my blog. I don’t know if anyone even reads my blog. I do get lots… More

Where I steal a post from a friend…cont. AWP conference notes

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Okay. I’m being lazy. And feel free to head over to my friend’s blog and read all her notes on the various panels she attended. Most of them relating to YA or middle school age genre writing. She’s funnier than me, and has good insights. I won’t mind. Really.   Below is a transcript… More

Cont. Notes from AWP Conference

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AWP Conference Friday February 27 2014   Independent Bookselling: Opportunities for Authors A quick overview at the AWP description   Robert Sindelar: Third Place Books Pam Cady: University Bookstore Chuck Robinson: Village Books Rick Simonson: Elliot Bay Bookstore Janis Segress: Queen Anne Book Company   Since I am working on my own novel I was… More

Notes on the AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) Conference

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This week/weekend I was able to attend the AWP Conference. It’s held in a different city each year and I was excited that of all years (the year I take a break from work and write) it’s in my own city, Seattle!   This was the first non gaming/nerd/geek conference I’ve attended in over ten years…. More