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Humm. Wonder if I can make the entire cover just the top picture. Let me tweak. 
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Sometimes the present is so changed that the past is linked to the present only by a fragile word. To build something new, you must be prepared to destroy the past. – Yvonne Vera. The first time I read that quote in Butterfly Burning I was in an immense…
Sometimes the present is so changed that the past is linked to the present only by a fragile word. To build something new, you must be prepared to destroy the past. - Yvonne Vera. The first time I ...
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"You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past." - Richard Bach #imperfectblogging

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a 28 day blogging challenge from Imperfectblogging.com. The goal is to develop your blogging voice. To learn more, click here.  Where were you one year ago today? Think about it. Where were you, at this moment one year…
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Who do I talk to? Finding sources for your story

Recently, I received a question from a starting journalist that too me back down memory lane.  The question was about sourcing and how to find potential sources for a news story. Usually, I deal with fiction questions on this site (and sometimes I do a…
Recently, I received a question from a starting journalist that too me back down memory lane.  The question was about sourcing and how to find potential sources for a news story. Usually, I deal wi...
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1. How to Edit Your Book from Polly Courtney on Vimeo.   From time to time, I’ll come across a series of really interesting (cool, awesome, amazing) links about writing or self publishing that I’d like to share.  Usually, I like to share them on Twitter…
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  It’s always a delight to talk to my friends, especially if they are better at something than I am.  Isla McKetta is awesome at book marketing. That’s probably her day job is working at a marketing firm. It’s also because, as a co-writer of “Clear Out…
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"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." - Confucius #imperfectblogging

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"maybe here & now is the illusion and our wildest dreams are what's real." #imperfectblogging

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Cool, in that case, I'm going back to sleep.
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A writer, a dreamer. Slaying dragons with her pen one day at a time.
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I'm a writer, blogger, journalist and graduate of the  Goddard College MFA program in fiction. My work has appeared in USAToday and UrbanLatino Magazine. My latest fiction piece, "Beginnings" will appear in September in Minvera Rising, a literary journal. My blog is about what inspires me, my writer's soul, and my writing journey--the highs to the lows and every period, comma, and fragment in between. All this with a Latina twist.
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In a matter of hours, I was able to upset people on two continents through the power of the internet. :-)
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  • Goddard College
    Creative Writing, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Houston
    Communications, 1996 - 2002
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