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Cynthia Loveland
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Where words are scarce they are seldom used in vain.
Where words are scarce they are seldom used in vain.

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Writing Prompt Short Piece #1
Instead of writing about my writing process, I'm posting something I've written. This is an early draft of a short piece I wrote based on the following writing prompt. I'm not sure if I'll do anything with it, but I love Clarence's creepy mother, and may de...
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I survived grad school
I haven't posted for a while because I got it in my head that I needed a masters degree. Five minutes later, I started the program, and have been going straight through like a crazy person, while working a full-time job. After the myriad requests I received...
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Time Machines: Part Two
Lat week I talked about some time machines from science fiction and what I would do if I had access to one. Today I'll discuss how likely they are to get me to my time-travelling goals. I've compiled a list based on my own limited knowledge of physics (two ...
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My Favorite Time Machines and What I Would Do With Them
Cover via Amazon I'm currently reading Michio Kaku 's Physics of the Impossible , which discusses the plausibility of ideas proposed by science fiction writer. So far, I am enjoying it as much as Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and Paul Davies' Ho...
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Watch, Read, Live, Love
A Renaissance manuscript Latin translation of The Republic (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) I just finished reading  Plato 's The Republic . As I was finishing it, I happened to be sitting across from a kid on Frontrunner who was ALSO READING Plato's The Republic...
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How Erin Morgenstern broke my heart
What books look like to me now (Photo credit: Open Letters Monthly ) I am in a crisis. As mentioned in my last post, I recently read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and now I can't seem to read anything else. I tried reading Troilus and Cressida , but ...
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On queries and circuses
The night circus by Erin Morgenstern (Photo credit: irkstyle ) Again with the synopsis. That dirty, dirty nightmare of a word. No one really gets excited when you say synopsis — not fiction writers, college students or, I'm guessing, agents and publishers, ...
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Of tomes and transportation
Cover of Anna Karenina  (Barnes & Noble Classics) I am long overdue for a new post, so here it is. I hope it is worth waiting for. The end of 2013 was busy for me, what with NaNoWriMo (success!), the holidays and my daughter coming home for a visit. That be...
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Nano Update
This is just a quick update to let you know where I am with NaNoWriMo. I'm 14,000+ words in so far and still moving along at a pace of about 2,000 words a day. If you want to creep on me, there is a NaNo counter on my blog now so you can see my progress as ...
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