12 Things a Reader Expects

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Below are a list of 12 things a reader expects that came from an article my professor shared in class.┬áThe first sentence of each is from the article, followed by professor’s expansion. 12 THINGS ALL READERS EXPECT FROM A STORY:   1. The story will start making a point by page one. Meaning, in the… More

I Quit Sugar

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No, seriously, I do. This book caught my eye at Third Place Books and I grabbed it. Best decision I’ve made in a while. The book, “I Quit Sugar”, is an eight week program for quitting sugar, plus lots of great recipes and advice.   I’ve just completed week one. My body feels like it’s… More

NaNoWriMo It all comes down to word count

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This year I’ve decided to dedicate to word count during the month of November. Although I won’t be officially signed up, I’ll keep track and try to hit the 50,000 words for the month. The idea is to complete my book. I currently have 40,000 words…and I only need about 30,000-40,000 – so this might… More