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Writing Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Today marks day 65 for me in quarantine. I still can’t believe I’ve been indoors for 2 months. I go out for grocery shopping and to pick up mail at the post office but I’m mostly in my room. Though I’m an introvert, the first two to three weeks of quarantine were tedious for me because my reading and writing schedule had been changed without proper planning. I need a certain mindset to read and write and they both crashed …

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Is Reading Good for Writing?

Sometime last week, I had a conversation with someone who wanted to know how to get into writing and how to choose a genre. I asked her what kind of books she likes to read. She responded, “I don’t really like reading.” I was a little stumped. We discussed for a few more minutes and she decided she was into shows like Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City. “Sounds like you might want to get into drama then?” I …

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Reading Challenge & Goals for 2020

When I was a kid, I was a voracious reader. I read enormous amounts of books every week. I would show up at the library on Monday to borrow 12 books and return the next Monday to exchange them for new books. It didn’t matter how large the books were. I finished them all within a week. The library staff started thinking I was having them on. I genuinely loved reading and I read everything. As an adult, with all …

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