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Laura's Musical Inspiration

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One of the most common questions Laura Ellen is asked is this: Where do you get your inspiration? MUSIC  “Music is how I connect myself to my stories.”  — Laura Ellen Although she finds it in many things, music is the most common source of inspiration for Laura Ellen. From the first few rumblings of […]

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My 2012 Blog Resolutions

In the words of Staind, a favorite band, It’s Been A While. I am slowly getting a handle on all this book writing stuff. The journey has been so fun, but I am finding it hard to keep up sometimes — especially now with the holidays barking at my heels. As a result, I have […]

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You Can’t Hide Those Writer-eyes

>My 16 (and a half) year old daughter left this week for a ten day CSI:Forensic Science seminar at John Hopkins University. The ten day camp is her first experience with college life – living in a dorm, sharing a bathroom with three roommates she doesn’t know, on her own with meal cards and room […]

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Musings of Second Graders

>Often at conferences, I hear writers say that if you want to make your characters’ dialogue authentic, you should eavesdrop on conversations of kids and teens. I have also heard writers complain that they don’t have access to kids and teens and find this hard to do. I guess I am lucky in that regard; […]

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Ode to Sisterhood

>I’ve had one of those weeks – you know the type – when everyone is telling you what to do and what you’re doing wrong? Except, I’m an adult, so I’m supposed to be thinking for myself. Anyway, I was about ready to retreat into a hole, when my younger sister Michele emailed me. She’d […]

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