Beth Burnett

Storyteller

It’s been a very good year. I think, on the whole, it falls more into the joy category than the grief. There has been some struggle, most of it financial. But I keep reminding myself that I have a roof over my head. I have friends who have helped in bad times. I have a …

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I love this video series from Oregon State University. They are brief videos of the university’s professors explaining various literary terms and concepts. While these videos are great for students and teachers, I also find them interesting as a writer. After all, we should be thinking about literary devices in our writing. And we can’t …

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Writing is hard work. It’s solitary, it’s sometimes nerve-wracking. It can be exhilarating and it can be devastating. There are times when I think I’m on the cusp of landing something huge and there are times I feel I should just go ahead and quit now. Somehow, those moments of wanting to quit are always …

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It’s been a month of ups and downs with NaNoWriMo – yesterday, for the first time since November 6th, I actually hit the target of where the NaNo site said I should be in order to finish this project.   I’ve gone days without writing and I’ve had days where I’ve busted out 5,000 words. …

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Happy birthday to all November folks! Today is my 49th birthday. I’m excited because I’ve looked forward to turning 50 since I turned 40. Before that, I was in desperate physical health and believed I wouldn’t make it to 50. Women in their fifties are something special. They’ve reached that “I don’t give a fuck” …

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