Monthly Archives: February 2012

RTW – The Best Book Read in February

YA Highway‘s prompt for today’s Road Trip Wednesday is What was the best book you read in February? No ties this month. The answer was easy-peasy. I read three books in February: Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races, M. T. Anderson’s … Continue reading

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Physics Professor Extraordinaire

I just found out that my favorite physics professor–actually, my favorite college professor, period–passed away last July. Dr. James Imai was instrumental in me changing my minor from English to physics. He was a fantastic lecturer and as astounding as … Continue reading

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Dialogue Tags–Spawn of the Devil or Useful Minion?

On a recent #yalitchat on POV, a few of us got into a side discussion of dialogue tags. What’s a dialogue tag? The simplest is said (when using past tense) or says (in present tense). For a question, you use … Continue reading

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LTUE – Third Day

I’m home from LTUE, but I wanted to write a wrap-up of the last day of the symposium. I managed to make it to Kirk Shaw’s “THE GOOD AND THE BAD: Five Things to Do and Five Things to Avoid … Continue reading

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LTUE – Second Day

Again, I didn’t make it to as many workshops as I might have liked. I spent the morning working in my room, waiting for a call from my editor. Once she arrived, a friend of hers drove us to the … Continue reading

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LTUE – First Day

I should confess up front that I got to far fewer workshops than I’d planned today because I spent so much time talking to some really great people. I’d slept in a little so it was 10am before I traversed … Continue reading

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LTUE – The Pre-Game Show

Today’s the first day of the Life, the Universe & Everything (LTUE) symposium in Orem, Utah. I haven’t yet walked over to the Utah Valley University where the symposium is held, but last night I had a blast at the … Continue reading

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15 Videos in 9 Hours (With a Break for Lunch)

I’ve wanted to create a book trailer for a good long time. I’ve watched other authors’ trailers, admired them, dissected them, and pondered how I might adapt from the best of them a structure for promoting my own book, Tankborn. … Continue reading

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RTW – Best January Read…and a Dilemma

I can dispense with YA Highway‘s Road Trip Wednesday prompt, What was the best book you read in January? pretty quickly: a tie between John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Neal Shusterman’s Bruiser. I read them in close … Continue reading

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