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I wrote a novel in a month: 10 things I learned

I wrote a novel in a month: 10 things I learned

I’ve never thought of myself as a writer. So this year, I decided to change that by writing a novel in a month. To do that, I took part in National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo)—a writing challenge that people all over the world can take part in....
Deviants aren’t more selfish than you

Deviants aren’t more selfish than you

Everybody has desires. There’s nothing wrong with that. But everybody also knows the word “selfishness” means something bad. Selfish people are the worst. Those darn millennials are so selfish. She didn’t give me any candy because she’s selfish. We use the word a lot,...
I’m not a writer, so I’m writing a novel

I’m not a writer, so I’m writing a novel

A lot of people don’t think they’re writers, so they don’t write. Well, except for things like emails, texts, and social media posts—but that doesn’t count, right? I have been one of those people. I’ve believed that I should always expect to be out of my...
Can we PLEASE knock it off with the girl-sidebar?

Can we PLEASE knock it off with the girl-sidebar?

Often when I’m in social situations, I get sidelined by what I’ve come to call the “girl-sidebar.” It’s a frustrating tactic used by women to engage in smalltalk with other women … once the general conversation has moved past smalltalk and the group is engaging in...

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