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Critique Partners and Beta Readers—Some Stranger Than Others Wed Jan 17 2018
I have had several kinds of critique partners on Girlish. I didn’t have a writing group that met once a week and read each other’s works in progress, but I did have several key people, all located in different parts of the country, who read my work and helped me whip it into shape. view at thedebutanteball
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The Offer Call/Email for Girlish Tue Mar 13 2018
I was sitting on the cabin porch when I got The Call, which in my case, was not actually a call but an email—Thank God, because I hate talking on the phone and the cabin has really bad cell service. view at thedebutanteball
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Sometimes Time Spent Not Writing is Necessary Tue Mar 20 2018
For about two years, I couldn’t bring myself to write much of anything besides text messages and Facebook posts. You could say I was journaling, except the receptacle wasn’t a Word file but a cell phone, and most of the words I wrote were lost as I broke cell phone after cell phone—a total of six in my first year as a single mama. view at thedebutanteball
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It's My Release Day! Tue Apr 03 2018
That’s why I wrote the book. Not for my parents, not for good reviews or sales, but for another daughter with a lesbian mother who’s never seen anything close to her family on the page before. view at thedebutanteball
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Navigating Failure is Easier Than Navigating Success Tue Jun 12 2018
It was better not to get my hopes up, not to be the stand-out nail waiting for the hammer. view at thedebutanteball
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Technology I Can't Live Without —Boy, am I Privileged Tue May 22 2018
I could really live without most all technology if I had to—except for my laptop. view at thedebutanteball
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How to Write Useful Book Reviews Wed May 16 2018
It turns out, ignoring a book is one of the worst things you can do for it—so what do you do if you don’t love a book but don’t want to punish the writer with your silence? view at thedebutanteball
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My Various Entry Points into THE ONES WE CHOOSE Tue May 08 2018
A good story allows the reader to enter it from multiple vantage points. THE ONES WE CHOOSE is not just a good story, but an amazing story that will linger long after you put it down. It is truly one of my favorite books of the year, maybe because I engaged with the book on multiple levels. view at thedebutanteball
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The Writer Lara Lillibridge is Currently Fangirling Over Tue May 29 2018
Writers are my movie stars. view at thedebutanteball
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What Lara Lillibridge Got Out Of Being on the Debutante Ball Tue Jun 05 2018
I feel like women writers have this super power—the support of other women writers. Applications for Deb Class of 2019 are now open! view at thedebutanteball
#DebBall #WritingLife #Recruitment
Easter Eggs and Hidden Mickeys—Small Clues for our Loved Ones Tue Jul 10 2018
Easter Eggs or Hidden Mickeys are little details or layers that are intended only for a specific audience in the know to find. view at thedebutanteball
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If You Can Visualize It, It Can Be Yours—Or Maybe Not Tue Jul 17 2018
As I wrote Girlish, I pictured a young woman on the opposite side of the country opening my book and seeing something that resembled her life for the first time ever and feeling less alone. (The other side of the country is less scary than the neighbor living next door.) view at thedebutanteball
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