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Colleen Chen
Attended Pomona College
Lives in Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Eulogy for co-creation
RIP RIP My former novel critique partner Karen and I created Hot Pink Books last year as an experimental imprint based on an idea she had to write choose-your-own-erotic-adventure novellas. We each wrote a few novellas, and Karen designed the website, some ...
RIPRIP My former novel critique partner Karen and I created Hot Pink Books last year as an experimental imprint based on an idea she had to write choose-your-own-erotic-adventure novellas. We each wrote a few novellas, and ...
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Review of The Red Light Princess
The Red Light Princess takes place in the No Go Zone, a high-density ghetto that has sprung up in the
ruins of the old world that lie outside the separation barriers of
civilization. The story begins with the narrator, Kai, being chased across
the slums of ...
The Red Light Princess takes place in the No Go Zone, a high-density ghetto that has sprung up in the ruins of the old world that lie outside the separation barriers of civilization. The story begins with the narrator, Ka...
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Nonviolent self-communication as I insecurely write
This is my monthly post for the  Insecure Writer's Support Group . I vaguely recall, but am mostly repressing thoughts of, several recent posts in which I said I was going to do this or that. I haven't done any of it at all. I quit Nanowrimo 20K words in. H...
This is my monthly post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. I vaguely recall, but am mostly repressing thoughts of, several recent posts in which I said I was going to do this or that. I haven't done any of it at all. I ...
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A bit of sunshine-shoving and Nanowrimo
This is my monthly post for the  Insecure Writer's Support Group . I'm insecure this month because I'm actually writing! It's the best sort of insecurity, trying to give up the internal editor and allow myself to make a shitload of mistakes. I signed up for...
This is my monthly post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. I'm insecure this month because I'm actually writing! It's the best sort of insecurity, trying to give up the internal editor and allow myself to make a shitloa...
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Cooking creative brain soups
This is my monthly post for the  Insecure Writer's Support Group . It's been a slow summer for writing. In fact, it's been so slow that it's hard for me to remember that it's not actually summer any longer. In just a few more weeks, it's probably going to s...
This is my monthly post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It's been a slow summer for writing. In fact, it's been so slow that it's hard for me to remember that it's not actually summer any longer. In just a few more w...
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Stay tuned...
I'm transitioning to WordPress.
I'm transitioning to WordPress.
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Interview with Valentine Lahey, winner of the "Draw Minimus" Contest
Here it is, from Valentine Lahey, the winner of Montag Press' "Draw Minimus" Contest! Me :  One of the reasons why I like your drawing is
that it represents a penis without being
pornographic. Did you do that on purpose?  Valentine : Yeah, I think so. There...
Here it is, from Valentine Lahey, the winner of Montag Press' "Draw Minimus" Contest! Me: One of the reasons why I like your drawing is that it represents a penis without being pornographic. Did you do that on purpose? ...
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IWSG and Review of 2015
This is my monthly post for the  Insecure Writer's Support Group . Happy New Year! I'm still insecure enough about blogging that I am not doing it regularly! I thought I'd combine my IWSG post with my customary year-end summary, as this past year has had a ...
This is my monthly post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Happy New Year! I'm still insecure enough about blogging that I am not doing it regularly! I thought I'd combine my IWSG post with my customary year-end summa...
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Draw Minimus contest!
The publisher of my novel, Dysmorphic Kingdom , is holding a Black Friday contest on Facebook . Draw Minimus, the animated detached penis character, tag Montag Press and win!
The publisher of my novel, Dysmorphic Kingdom, is holding a Black Friday contest on Facebook. Draw Minimus, the animated detached penis character, tag Montag Press and win!
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BLOB
I read a book of short science fiction stories once. There's only one story I remember out of the collection. It was about a couple who got matched together by an innovative new dating service. The two seemed to have nothing in common, and their first coupl...
I read a book of short science fiction stories once. There's only one story I remember out of the collection. It was about a couple who got matched together by an innovative new dating service. The two seemed to have nothing ...
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A post that's insecure in pretty much every way imaginable
This is my monthly post for the  Insecure Writer's Support Group . Sometimes I feel like I'm lost inside myself, trapped in an internal fog. Lately I've been feeling the opposite--lost outside myself, with fog inside of me that prevents me from settling int...
This is my monthly post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Sometimes I feel like I'm lost inside myself, trapped in an internal fog. Lately I've been feeling the opposite--lost outside myself, with fog inside of me that...
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writer, bodyworker, aspiring Minnesotan
Education
  • Pomona College
    PPE/Philosophy
  • Harvard Law School
  • Rolf Institute
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Work
Occupation
Freelance Fiction Writer (sometime Ghost, othertimes Embodied), Bodyworker (Certified Rolfer, Certified Rolf Movement Practitioner, Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Certified Acupressure Practitioner, Certified Zen Triggerpoint Anatomy Practitioner)
Skills
I'm really good at standardized tests
Places
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Currently
Twin Cities, Minnesota
Previously
Brussels, Belgium - Moscow, Russia - Leszno, Poland - Prague, Czech Republic - Berkeley, California - Claremont, California - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Lagoinha, Brazil
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Great food!! My kids and I ate the sesame chicken and the pad seeiw (sp?). They were both delicious. Although these dishes are also generally delicious at any other Thai place, I liked the decor, spacious and clean and calming, and the people were just so nice. Food prepared by kind people who are happy is just so much better.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
I came here yesterday to get my hair cut. It was far too long and I'd been delaying because after three years in Roseville, I still have no go-to location for hair. My wait was about two minutes before Cassie, the stylist, was ready. Cassie was excellent--professional, friendly, fast, asked enough questions to know what I wanted, and made sure everything was okay as she was doing it. What I had done: lopped off 8 inches, then long layers, then texturizing to thin it out because it's thick and looks puffy otherwise. My hair looks good the day after, which is always what tells me whether it was a good cut or not. I'm happy with everything about the experience--convenient and painless and a great cut when usually getting my hair cut is an ordeal. Women's day is Monday here and it was a few dollars off of an already reasonable price.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Lisa helped me buy a house in the Twin Cities. She is incredible--she has so much integrity and I felt I could completely trust her. Her instinct about houses along with her knowledge of the area were invaluable, as this is my first time coming to this area and I knew nothing about neighborhoods OR the logistics of winters here and housing amenities. Along with being a superlative real estate agent, she also is just a great person--generous and warm-hearted. I've dealt with several real estate agents in the past so I feel I know what I'm talking about when I say that Lisa is really special. I give her my highest recommendation.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Great ambiance, friendly and responsive staff. Prices are really good for Tamarindo. Pizza is okay, not earth shaking.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago