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Michelle Brumley
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Author. Nerd. Demon hunter. Not always in that order.
Author. Nerd. Demon hunter. Not always in that order.

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The Outline that Nearly Was ‪#‎amwriting‬, AKA second draft of The Trials of Blood

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During my revision phase, it became neccessary to read my manuscript again. Now, I’ve read it dozen times by now, but it had been a few months and I was ready to make a new version of it. I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t looking forward to reading it again…

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Summer: Math 025 and NOT CHEMISTRY.#stressmanagement #MoreWordsNotNumbers

Mason and I moved to an apartment in Spokane Valley. That was exhausting, we’re still unpacking and now: Summer Semester at North Idaho College has started. I’ve juggled my school schedule probably fifty times since I started last year. This summer plan…

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A letter to convince myself to write draft #2! #amwriting #AMWRITING #AMWRITING

Author’s note: I wrote this as a letter to myself (as the title suggests) to convince myself to write. I’ve been sitting here at Starbucks for two days (don’t you judge me!), in a weird lull time between Spring and Summer semesters and moving to a new…

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New Financial Aid restricts dreams, not careers. The Government says "No, you may not deviate."

This entry is also titled “Creative Writing does not an English Major make” and “Michelle is really, really, really, really heartbroken right about now.” The government changed how Financial Aid is disbursed, effective Summer 2016. That’s this month.…

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Crash course in publishing for fiction! The literary terrain is in flux. #DamnWrite

The last class of my Creative Writing: Fiction was, perhaps, my most educational. My teacher talked about publication and much of the information, to me, was new. The following comes from my notes taken in class. I hope you find them as uplifting, genuine…

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Story speculations/thought process #DamnWrite #AmTechnicallyWriting

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, about my academic pursuits, about my writing, about my not-writing-because-of-college, about my future and the future of my characters. I’ve had quite a few thoughts flutter on the surface of my mind these past…

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Video! Reading "Hope in the Darkness" like a scared girl! #DamnWrite #TrestleCreekReview

I spent my morning making buttons and watching YouTube videos of Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon. Mason came home early from work and arrived just in time to take over button making so I could get dressed. Boo “helping” me make buttons for the launch. “I…

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Trestle Creek Review launch party - I'm reading my story out loud! I MAY VOMIT. Come support your local authors! #CollegeLife

The 30th issue of the Trestle Creek Review is launching May 3rd. My short story “Hope in the Darkness” will be published in it, and the editors have asked me (and probably every contributor to the issue) to read my story aloud at the event. There will be…

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Creative Writing exercise: fabulism #DamnWrite

Another few exercises for practicing Post Modernism writing techniques bring us deep into the mind of the characters. March 14th, 2016 Scenario: We chose a photograph (I didn’t snag a picture like I usually do) and had to get deep within the head of the…
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