Tag Archives: Creative Writing

Okay, so I admit it. While I love YA, I have a lot harder time getting back into the middle grade mind-frame. Obviously, it wasn’t always this way. Amongst my favorite books are titles like The Secret Garden and the long-running Babysitters Club … Continue reading

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Since graduating from my MFA program last year, I’ve been slacking big time on meeting my creative writing goals — even as I hound other people (like my husband Navdeep) on theirs. So, for the summer, I’ve decided to implement … Continue reading

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So many times before on this blog, as I posted, I sadly reported that I haven’t been writing at all. That work has just been too crazy (which it always has — and continues to be), that life with a … Continue reading

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Zoooooona

Ever since we were little, my sister and brother (both younger) have taunted me on occasion with one word: “Zooooona!” Pronounced like Sona, but with a Z, and elongated, of course, for dramatic effect. The word defined those moments when … Continue reading

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You can worry about something all you want, but in the end it’s going to turn out how it’s going to turn out. Especially when there’s a two-year-old involved. I’d been stressing about tonight’s MFA thesis reading for the past … Continue reading

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How do you find a balance between work-work and your life’s work? My scale is always weighed down on one side or the other. Occasionally both. The last few weeks have been crazy hectic because it’s been thesis crunch time, … Continue reading

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Part of our graduation requirements is to read a short piece from our thesis aloud to an audience of our classmates and MFA cohorts — some 100-plus people, all told. To which I say: eeeps! I’ve been writing forever and … Continue reading

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