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NaNoWriMo Victory (and how I did it)

In my last blog post, I talked about participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for the third time, and maybe even attempting the Fast Draft Challenge (20 pages a day for 14 days). Now that November is over, I … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – 3rd Time’s the Charm?

November is approaching, and with it, NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month, where the goal is to write 50,000 original words during the month of November. If you’ve read my previous posts on NaNo, you know that I’ve tried and failed twice … Continue reading

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My Personal #MSWL

Tomorrow morning, I’m meeting with my CP to do some brainstorming and plotting for my next project. At this point, I’m not sure what to focus on, so I’m hoping I’ll get some clarity, or at least a sense of … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Even though I’ve been out of school for a long time, the beginning of a new school year gives me a feeling of starting fresh. Time to get to work, time to start new writing projects, time to make a … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: Jesus Christ Superstar

Name: Jesus Christ Superstar  Credits: Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Tim Rice. Summary: A “rock opera” that depicts the last days of Jesus’s life, from his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday leading up to his crucifixion on … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: Hair

Name: Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Credits: Music by Galt McDermot. Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. Book by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. Summary: Set during the turbulent protests of the 1960s, Hair follows a “tribe” of … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: Avenue Q

Name: Avenue Q Credits: Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty. Summary: What if the puppets from Sesame Street had to grow up and deal with adult life? That’s the premise behind Avenue Q, … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: Pippin

Name: Pippin Credits: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Roger O. Hirson. Directed by Bob Fosse. Summary: A musical based on the fictitious life of Pippin, the son of King Charlemagne, as he searches for meaning. Dates: Broadway: … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: Next to Normal

Name: Next to Normal Credits: Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey. Music by Tom Kitt. Summary: A rock musical about a mother, still grieving the loss of her son, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effects her illness have … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: Oliver!

Name: Oliver! Credits: Music & Lyrics by Lionel Bart. Book by Lionel Bart. Summary: A musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist, about an orphan in Victorian England who runs away from an orphanage and joins up with a … Continue reading

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