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Visiting my parents is often so much like a ready-made writing retreat. The house is quiet, softly lit, often sleepy. The TV returns seven channels and there is not much in the way of distraction. I sit straight up, I do crosswords from the paper, I write hundreds of words at the kitchen table I carved my name into at age eight.

Lindsey has an amazingly good story in the new issue of Storychord, and check out this great blog post I randomly found: What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Writing.

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  1. Heather

    I’m glad you had a good visit and a good time writing. When is your book slated to come out? I want to make sure I’m ready for it!

    1. Samantha

      Ha, probably sometime in 2035! :)

      1. Heather

        Oh, come on…set yourself a better goal than that! You can do it! :)

        1. Samantha

          Well, it’s more like I kind of stop writing it for long periods of time and focus on shorter fiction. I’m still not 100% convinced I have a novel in me right now. Perhaps a novella, though!

  2. Kristen Lamb

    Thanks for the plug :D. Much appreciated.

    1. Samantha

      No problem! Thank YOU for writing such a cool post!