Pick Me Up, Before You Go-Go

Today I’m splashing about in the Waterworld Mermaid lagoon, launching our latest discussion topic: What are some things you use to pick yourself up when you’re feeling down? No spoilers–you have to click over to the Mermaid site to find out (and leave comments!). But I’ll give you a small hint: I get by with a little help from…

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

When it rains it pours. I should know by now that the minute I get home and prepped for NaNoWriMo, I suddenly find myself with multiple meetings and podcast interviews and guest blogs to share. Apres moi, le deluge! Today, for example, two of my fabulous essays have gone live. The first: My now-infamous monthly blog post on the…

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It’s All About Writing

I’m over at the Waterworld Mermaids today, talking about how we should Dream Big and Never Stop Writing. And also…what new project I have dreamed up for NaNoWriMo! Click on over and join in the fun: http://waterworldmermaids.com/2014/11/once-upon-a-time

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Happy October!

It’s the first of the month again, which means it’s my turn to blog over at The Waterworld Mermaids. Today I’m talking Location — writing about places you’ve never been, and urging you to visit as many places as you can to learn about them before you write them. I also discuss the surreality of inventing a town that…

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The Lost Art of Everything

I’m over at the Waterworld Mermaids today discussing the Lost Arts of the Twenty-First Century…like handwriting, phone etiquette, and some other fun things I stumbled upon while doing an internet search that I never would have considered. http://waterworldmermaids.com/2014/04/the-lost-art-of-lost-arts/ What do you think is becoming a New Lost Art?

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When Family Christmas Videos Go Viral

Over at the Waterworld Mermaids today, I’m chatting about this year’s viral sensation “Christmas Jammies” #xmasjammies It’s a supercute video that’s been seen over seven million times…but this time, watch it again and *think* about it. I did — read my thoughts here: http://waterworldmermaids.com/2013/12/famous-jammies/ I’m interested to know your opinions!

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You Are Cordially Invited

Happy August, everyone! I’m in LA at Vidcon this weekend…where are you? Since it’s a brand new month, I’m over at the Waterworld Mermaids, talking about…er…something… I may need your help with this one. Follow this link over for details…

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A Princess by Any Other Name

Today over at the Waterworld Mermaid lagoon, I’m talking about name pronunciation…specifically, my own. This has been a very harrowing six weeks, and having people call me by the wrong name for that long is possibly the reason for the migraine I’m currently having. How badly has YOUR name ever been mangled? Tell me all about it HERE. I’m…

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Do Not Miss This

I posted a Very Important Essay on the Waterworld Mermaids site today called “How to Lose an Award Without Losing Your Mind.” All you folks who were there with me (in body and spirit) the night of the Nebula Awards — you’re not going to want to miss this one. It’s personal. Which means it’s a good one. xox

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Interview with Zoraida Cordova at Waterworld Mermaids

Over at the Waterworld Mermaids today I have a special treat for you: a LIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW that I did with mermaid novelist and fellow Harry Potter fan Zoraida Cordova. Check it out HERE. And I bet you thought you weren’t going to hear from me at all while I was off gallivanting at BEA. Ha!! xox

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