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Historical Fiction and the Historian, or why I’m not as different from fiction writers as I thought

I’m currently taking an online class about historical fiction. For whatever reason, writing fiction of any kind has never appealed for me; I’m taking the class because I’m interested in learning about the genre, not attempting to join it. However, the class has spent a lot of time discussing the relationship between historical fiction and… Continue reading Historical Fiction and the Historian, or why I’m not as different from fiction writers as I thought

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What I’ve gained from almost 20 days of writing (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #19)

*This is a response to a free-writing prompt, so that means I don’t proofread or edit what I write before I post it. I’m supposed to just write what comes to mind without filtering it, and then publish the result. Therefore, I have only fixed major spelling errors. Everything else is un-corrected. In other words,… Continue reading What I’ve gained from almost 20 days of writing (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #19)

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Finding what has been lost (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #16)

Today's prompt was about going through a lost and found, or discovering someone's lost possessions. Believe it or not, I have some experience with that. My first job out of college was at a small auction house. The company purchased entire estates and curated their auctions from those acquisitions. As it turns out, you often… Continue reading Finding what has been lost (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #16)

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Habits and Traditions (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #15)

Today’s prompt was kind of unique, so I’m going to quote it in full before starting. “Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force. How… Continue reading Habits and Traditions (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #15)

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Musings on Discoveries (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #13)

Today’s prompt was about finding something. Sounds easy, right? But I couldn’t think of anything related to that topic that I actually wanted to write about, until I realized that the act of discovering things is a huge part of my job as a scholar and researcher. In fact, it was the feeling of discovering… Continue reading Musings on Discoveries (WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #13)

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WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #12: Inspired by Real-Life Conversations

Today’s prompt was to write a post based on a real-life conversation. Have you ever had a conversation so impactful that you could look back on it later and realize that it was a major turning point with significant, tangible effects? I’m pretty sure everyone has experienced this at one point or another. Such conversations… Continue reading WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #12: Inspired by Real-Life Conversations

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WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #10: Brought to You By Coffee

Today’s prompt tasked me to write about my childhood favorite food, but my big-girl favorite food is much more interesting. Coffee! I love coffee. No, seriously. I run my life on coffee. This may seem off-topic for me, but honestly, so much of this blog is written while drinking coffee. It’s not just the caffeine.… Continue reading WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #10: Brought to You By Coffee

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WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #4: “loss” of academics in my current life

Today’s prompt involves writing about a loss in your life. The description specifically says that it doesn’t have to be a depressing or conventional loss, though, so I’ve chosen to writing about the “loss” or current absence of school and a traditional academic setting and how it’s impacting my writing. In a liberal arts college,… Continue reading WordPress Writing 101 Prompt #4: “loss” of academics in my current life