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( May. 6th, 2009 05:52 pm)
I went to writing group last night for the first time in a long time. We had refreshments in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. We also did Box'o'Doom stories. Mine sucked but it was original. Nick wrote a story too. The kids love going to writing group. I don't think I'm going to take them next time. I want some time away for me.

I'm still editing Everyday Angels. I had an idea the other day to edit all my half novels and polish them up. (I was sleep deprived at the time) My novels are all of various genres. I have a few mainstream, one horror, and two fantasy novels. I tend to write whatever story seduces me at the moment. I'm not strictly a one genre writer. (or reader)

Most of today was spent reading Hungry Woman in Paris. I loved it.
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( May. 2nd, 2009 07:59 pm)
I have a few writing pet peeves. I try to avoid the excessive usage of certain words and phrases. My top three irksome words/phrases are:

as if

They make my blood boil and my eyes cringe when I come across them in a novel I am reading. I can stand them when they are used in moderation, but if a three sentence paragraph contains two "as ifs" I just want to throw the book across the room. There are so many other ways to express imagery.

Is it wrong to stop reading a book because the author pushes my irksome buttons?


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