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Writing

Less Than a Month / NaNoWriMo 2019

You know what’s nearly here? NaNoWriMo 2019! (If you aren’t sure what that is, you can look at this post where I explain it.) I cannot tell you how excited I am. Last year I didn’t reach 50,000 words. I was going strong, and then halfway through the month I went to Sydney and things […]

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Writing

Is Blogging a Dying Art?

Without much thought, my answer would be yes. You hear it everywhere – or, I do – that people want to consume bite-sized media. This comes in the form of Instagram and YouTube; it’s easy to consume and it’s how people market themselves these days. It’s more common for someone to pitch their ~aesthetic~ Instagram […]

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Writing

Travel Writing

I’ve never been overly interested in travel writing, but since studying travel writing at university, I’ve found myself increasingly drawn to it. It’s especially interesting to see how techniques of travel writing overlap with other genres, and how to set them apart. For instance, travel writing in first person could be mistaken for a memoir, […]

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Writing

What a Writer ‘Should’ Look Like

My blog contradicts itself. On one hand, it began as a cry of ‘take me seriously!’ But on the other, it continually teaches me to not take myself too seriously – it lends itself to joking about my lack of exercise, the inability to balance life, and my love for a good cup of tea. […]

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Writing

On Blogging for Two Years

I’ve been thinking about my blog lately; how it’s changed over the (many) months, how it ranges from longer posts to short thoughts that didn’t even make sense to me at the time. I like what my blog is, and I still love blogging, but I can’t help but linger on what it used to […]

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Writing

For Lack of a Plan / NaNoWriMo 2018

The decision has been made: NaNoWriMo will be attempted by this camper. But perhaps not in true Sarah-fashion. In NaNoWriMo there are many horror stories of people walking into November with no plan, no outline, no plot. They go into it with nothing. And many crash halfway through the month because they don’t know where […]

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Writing

On Inspiration

On the rare occasion I am struck with inspiration, it all pours out of me. Easy. I feel accomplished, considerably empty, proud, and like this is what I’ve been waiting for my whole life. And yet. And yet. And yet it doesn’t happen like that most of the time. Most of the time I sit […]

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Writing

Words Formed

Today feels like spring. Sunny, breezy, and like many things could get done without rush, as did yesterday. And things have been done; writing, exercising, baking, laundry. Speaking of writing, which I speak of often, sometimes I wonder how many people out there write without anyone else knowing. I think a lot of people do. […]

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Reading

August Audiobooks

A cup of tea in the morning sun and I’m ready to blog. I’ve been really into audiobooks lately, for the first time ever. I don’t know why, but even though I’ve loved podcasts for the last few years, the thought of listening to an audiobook never really spoke to me. (Ha. Spoke to me.) […]

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Writing

July Diary / Camp NaNo 2018

I finished Camp NaNoWriMo tonight (hoorah!), so I’m posting this summary of each day. Each night since the first of July I wrote a little entry on how my editing and writing went that day, to give you an inside taste of how I spent my time. I also have a post from last Camp […]