Reading Makes for Writing Better

“The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.” — J.K. Rowling

I have always had a deep love of reading. I believe it is what drove me to become a writer, because I realized after reading so many wonderful stories that I had a story to tell too. But unfortunately I have not always be an avid reader.

My story begins as a young girl barricading myself in my room and ignoring the rest of the world as I happily spent hours upon hours traversing the great worlds built by authors likes Lucy Maud Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and later authors like Kevin J. Anderson and Frank Herbert, which then morphed into the likes of Charlaine Harris and Jim Butcher (and yes, one of my favorite authors is J.K. Rowling).

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Reblog: Overcoming the Re-Write Rut

I stumbled across this post on re-writing and couldn’t help but share. This post pretty much sums up what I’ve been doing for the last few months. Enjoy!

Overcoming The Re-Write Rut (via http://www.sarenastraus.com)

Well, it sure is cold here in the North East, but I haven’t been hibernating. I’ve been re-writing my young adult novel. As a mom, full-time attorney and writer, something has to give and if I need to write, it usually has to be other writing…

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What’s in Store for 2014?

I can’t believe it’s a new year. What happened to 2013? Well, it’s gone for better or for worse. Now I have to decide what I will accomplish in this new year. After answering the question, Did I Make my Goals for 2013?, it’s now time to set a new course for the new year. I don’t see myself adding much to what I already am doing. So far it seems to be working. Why fix something that isn’t broken? So here is a baseline of what I will be trying to accomplish in 2014.

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