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This post is brought to you by Claude, the Passive-Aggressive Amigurumi Macaron. Proof of Claude’s passive aggression: torturing Flat Jeremy Renner with tiny unwanted macaron kisses My original plan for this summer break-slash-mental vacation was to do a lot of writing and working out. Unfortunately for me, my brain had other plans, and now my bedroom is almost filled up…

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The Great Big Anniversary

I know, I  know, you’re probably wondering: The first real post on this blog happened on January 3, and I didn’t post again until the first “official” entry on January 17. Why, then, would the “anniversary” of The Great Big Jump fall on January 7? Simple: Because THIS HAPPENED. Matty D, you’re next. (Flat Jeremy was a Christmas gift from my…

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Words of Wisdom: Tina Fey

From Bossypants, under “My Bossypants Managerial Techniques”: I’ll admit that as a female producer I have a tacit “no hot-heads” policy. For years, to be considered a genius at comedy, people had to be “dangerous” and “unpredictable.” I have met some very dangerous, erratic, funny people over the years, people I admire, but I don’t want to work with them…

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Updates: Guest Blogs, Screenplay Shifts, and Novel Goodness

This post was brought to you by Daniel Matsunaga. Part Brazilian, part Japanese, has appeared on numerous advertisements, and very much single. Way too skinny in person, though; the camera does add 10 pounds after all. (Photo credit: me.) Okay, now that I’ve gotten your attention, here are a few updates on what I’ve been doing, writing-wise (and not counting…

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Today’s Lesson

Listen up, bloggers and everyone else posting creative stuff over the Internet: Get yourself a Creative Commons License. NOW. It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s your best chance of not having your work getting cut-and-pasted by someone who has nothing better to do.  Do it because your work deserves a name. Do it because you’ve worked for it, slaved over it,…

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ERMAGHERD! (Or: This Is Why Critique Partners Rock)

Check out my guest post entry on Indigo Grace’s blog! A little background: Indigo and I go way back from the beginnings of Ladies Who Critique; we started off as critique partners, and now we’re frequent posters on each other’s blogs. We bonded over our similar approaches to writing, especially when it comes to compiling visual cues for our characters…

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A Few Stories, in 130 Letters or Less

This post is brought to you by the National Hero of the Philippines himself, Dr. Jose Rizal, who’s celebrating his 151st birthday today. Disclosure: Dr. Rizal grew up in the same province as my home town. By deductive logic, we can conclude that Erik Spoelstra’s family is also from the same province, though I doubt that Dr. Rizal would approve…

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