Songs and Books and Things

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(How do people come up with things to write blog posts about? All I can apparently come up with is nonsense.) (But it’s my nonsense, so here it is.)

I am at a loss when it comes to writing about writing, and I’m hardly an expert anyway, so I’m trying to cast around and figure out what I can write about. So this is where I’m at, in a nutshell. Continue reading

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And Book

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It’s out! A Bit of Magic, JL Anthology #6, collection of fairy tale retellings, is now available for purchase.

(I know, I know, you’re all probably sick of hearing about this anthology, but I have a dance recital I’m helping out at this weekend so this is honestly all I have time for writing about here. And also, it’s got my story in it so I’m really excited about that.)

You can find it here in ebook format and here in paperback.

To further entice, here’s a larger clip from the story. Continue reading

Remembering the Old

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Got curious about a paper I wrote in college, which sent me down a whole trail of nostalgia and writing that is…not as good as my current writing. Which is nice to see, but also now I want to cringe that I thought some of these were good. There are some gems in the middle of it, but I find it more interesting, in how far I’ve come, how much my writing has changed since then. It’s also interesting to see what I learned about my own writing style at the time of the writing. Continue reading

Spoiler Alert

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So I told the five-year-old that I babysit “sure, I’ll tell you all about Infinity Wars after I see it” and now I see that was a grave mistake. Because to tell her the story would be to spoil this poor little girl as to the end of a major franchise. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say it’s the equivalent of telling someone that Darth Vader is (redacted). See? If you know, you know, and if you don’t, you should go watch Star Wars and find out! Continue reading

Arrow: Pretty Darn Good TV Show

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I’ve been watching the show Arrow since it started, thanks to my brother who is a superhero aficionado. While I’ve enjoyed it, it hasn’t been my favorite of the four Arrowverse shows (aka the four DC superhero shows that the CW produces, for those who are not obsessed).

Until now. The other shows have been floundering, at least in terms of what I want from a superhero show, and Arrow has been consistently delivering the story moments I like to see, so it’s the new favorite. Here’s some of why I like it. Continue reading