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On Translation

Stephen King’s On Writing is one of my favorite books in that oh-so-problematic genre of “books about writing.” I love the way King talks about his life and his experiences with writing, and at the same time manages to get across some of his philosophy on the craft he’s undoubtedly really good at.

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thoughts on a late Thursday night

Or, you know, an early Friday morning, but let’s not get too picky… I haven’t had much time or energy or brain power to work on actual book writing lately, so both Book Wolves and Game of Choice (and oh lord, I need to find a better working title for that second one, or else I’m going to start calling it Married with Mercs) have been backburnered for a long time. And I don’t know if it’s because it’s spring (ha!) or just the fact that my stay in  ...

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how I come up with pen names

I play this game sometimes. You know the one. The “if I was a published author” one. And I’ve always thought, even when I was little, writing long and involved stories about princesses and their adventures, that I wouldn’t actually publish under my real name. When I was little, I decided my pen name would be “Paula Cattani,” which was the name of the daughter of the police inspector from La Piovra (“The Octopus,” it’s an Italian series  ...

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*flails*

So I’m sitting in the school library and working on my antichrist!bb story (because if I’m at home, lounging on my bed, I’m eleventy thousand percent more likely to spend all my time fucking around on Tumblr and not getting any work done – surrounded by people doing actual schoolwork makes me feel guilty and gets me to actually write), and I’m googling the name the antichrist baby will have when she’s born, which is Ava Kara Valeria. And I got curious  ...

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