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Dr. Seuss Does It Again

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The First Time in More Ways Than One.

I was writing a novel in which the main character decided to remain a virgin until she got married. Her reasons and her boyfriend’s reaction and attitude toward her decision played a role in the story. The fact that their wedding night would be their first night together, and her first time having sex would impact their lives […]

To Kill a Mockingbird, or To Not Kill A Mockingbird: That Is the Question

Is it nobler to continue reading and hope for answers devoutly to be wish’d, or to thine own self be true and just kill the damn bird?  

Liebster What? Part 1

This blog has been nominated for the Liebster award. Thank you, Franny Marie for the nomination. Questions from Franny Marie: 1) What are you working on right now in your writing life? This blog and a contemporary YA novel. 2) What made you have a love for writing? Reading and an overactive imagination. 3) What […]

There Was a Time

There was a time when I knew what I wanted. I wanted to grow up. I didn’t know much beyond that—what I wanted to do with my life, or what I should do with my life, or how to figure out what to do with my life. It was vaguely exciting but it was mostly […]

Pitch Perfect

The perfect pitch. I think I’ll try it.    

Adult Subject Matter

Bloggers learn to scrutinize life. We notice the significant as well as the insignificant, constantly probing our lives and the world. We are forever searching for the answer to the ultimate question: What the hell can I blog about today? The most inane things can get the wheels creaking inside my head. Recent blog-fodder came to […]

Child Repellent

I’m going to try this with my kids. They hate when I dance. If they really get annoying, I’ll add some singing.  

Confessions of a Closet Fangirl

Fangirling–The shortness of breath, fainting, high-pitched squealing, quivering, hyperventilation, endless blogsposts, etc.  that occur as a reaction to the object of affection and/or obsession. Okay, I’m not really a closet fangirl. My children are well aware of what I am.  And if we’re not fangirling over the same thing (Lord of the Rings), they regard […]

Mommy’s Addiction

Hi. My name is Dawne and I’m addicted to reading. It started at an early age—I was in first grade when I learned the habit-forming skill. By second grade I was hard core, blowing through Little House on the Prairie books like wind in the willows. The addiction escalated in fourth grade. On our class’s […]