Archive for March 2011

"Be Nice"

“Be nice!” It’s a phrase being passed around a lot these days. With the whole YA Mafia thing. When ever people list Do’s and Don’t for social media. We are frequently told of the importance of courtesy and kindness. But what about compassion? I’m sure many of you have at least heard about the “Author…

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Photoshop Friday

As summer and summer blockbusters approach, so begins the season of intense movie merchandising. You can’t get away from it. I once saw a Pirates of the Caribbean sack of potatoes in the produce section. So we were wondering, wouldn’t it be totally sweet if they merchandised books like they do the movies? Can someone…

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-(Darcy or Rhett) Alarm clock -(Big Brother) Refrigerator -(Moby Dick) Mobile The Great GatsbyJane EyrePride and PrejudiceGone with the Wind Crime and PunishmentLolita

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Waiting for a tow….

I am a bad driver. Don’t believe me? Ask my husband, he seems to have a lot to say on the matter… Yesterday was one of those days that confirmed it. As I was backing down a very steep drive way, I drove the back tire over a curb and off the edge. We were…

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Crash

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Trust me, you’ll know

Housekeeping note: To prevent confusion, Diana and I will now post our individual posts in the colors from our Twin Talk Tuesdays. Renee=Red, Diana=Blue. Anyway, as you may know, I’ve been searching for the right book idea for a long while. Since early last summer, to be exact. That’s almost eight months! (Geez, where does…

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Hyperbole and the Internet

Does this sound familiar: “GAH! I want Buzz Book SOOOOOOOOO bad! I must have it! “OMGGGGGGGGGG!!!! I bought Buzz Book last night, and I literally GLUED MY EYES to the page! It’s pure genius distilled into ink and put on paper!!” “

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Photoshop Friday

(On Monday! Wonders never cease here at Midnight Meditations.) Today’s post explores that elusive thing called creativity. Ah, creativity. The life blood of writing. The magic that brings out stories to life. The power that makes our words flow. The Muse! Please. I’m about to blow the lid off these rosy, romantic visions.Your Muse is…

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Motives

I studied Art History in college. It’s an interesting major because, essentially, my entire education was learning how to break down this- -into context, motive, design, color, theme, etc. While I absolutely loved every second of my education, I have found this to be an obstacle in my writing. I find myself dissecting -and when…

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Twin Talk Tuesday

We’ve all been there. You’re going along, thinking you have the bestest WiP EVER. Then, you see it. Your idea. Sitting on the shelves in Barnes and Noble. Written by someone else. Or maybe it’s a movie coming out this year. Or a T.V. show you just saw. The point is, we’ve all been there.…

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