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Jessica Faye Hinton
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Freelance writer, blogger. Hobbyist photographer. Mother. Lover of all things done in the name of love, faith, courage, and happiness.
Freelance writer, blogger. Hobbyist photographer. Mother. Lover of all things done in the name of love, faith, courage, and happiness.

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(new post) My review of Roxanna Elden's great new children's book, "Rudy's New Human," and a Q&A with her on writing, children's book publishing, and more! Enjoy!

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This is my latest on +Washington Post. It's about how I learned to talk to my daughters about race and racism as a result of an experience in a mostly white ballet class. It's also about how often times the biggest lessons we teach our children are the hardest ones we've yet to learn for ourselves. I hope you read and enjoy my essay.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/01/25/talking-about-race-in-ballet-class/

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(new post) happy new year. It's about resolutions and new things, starts and re-starts, and how this whole business of change should (and can) happen all year round. http://www.jessicafhinton.com/2016/01/happy-new-year-2/
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Worthwhile read on cheating and why it's okay in the publishing world...most (i.e. 100%) of the time. #writing

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122815/cheat-its-only-way-get-published
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(new post) How To Get Unstuck When Writing. The title says it all. In this post, I'm sharing my best five tips for getting unstuck when faced with writer's block. What do you do when you feel stuck? Share your tips in the comment. via http://www.jessicafhinton.com/2015/09/get-unstuck-writing/ #writing, #writers  
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How do you avoid the procrastination bug when it comes to #writing? This writer shares her tips. 

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"You can’t confuse what you do in the service of ambition with what you do for love. I love my kid and she literally vomits all over me constantly and I don’t care. I love writing, too, and I’m sorry to admit that I was using it to selfish ends." - Fantastic essay from a writer who rediscovered her love for writing after failing after two books. Lots of lessons, advice, and good truth in here. - read: http://www.salon.com/2012/06/27/my_book_was_a_bad_idea/
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(new post) Steak and Potatoes| Writing Does That For Me. In this post, I kind of talk about my writing process, why I write, and use a very odd metaphor likening my end goals for writing to eating a meal of steak and potatoes. Favorite lines: "It’s worthwhile to be critical of yourself, to practice being a spectator of your thoughts and ideas and decide that rather than being “right” in your head, you just want to be close to “the truth,” or what really resonates in your heart." - read: http://www.jessicafhinton.com/2015/08/steak-potatoes-writing/
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(new post) Great love, great grief. From the post: "Where there is great love there is great grief. Yes. I believe in this. But as I was writing this, this morning I thought about all the ways that this isn’t always true. Sometimes within great grief there is great regret. Great regret of love unrealized. It’s a gift to know that you love someone when they’re alive. It’s a gift  to know this and live from that place. It’s a gift to love. And, perhaps, thinking more about it, it’s a gift to grieve even if you don’t really know if it’s love or regret that defines why you are crying." - read: http://www.jessicafhinton.com/2015/08/great-love-great-grief/
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