Asrai Devin

Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” ― Sylvia Plath

February 22, 2013
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Self-doubt

I don’t read reviews and I often skip emails from readers. I know I should reply to them, but I can’t. Sometimes I get masochistic and read through some. And I then I get depressed for days or hours. I … Continue reading

January 1, 2013
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2012 in review

January I wrote about dining room tables, which is my second most viewed post of all time, on the wordpress.com blog. Our furnace went out, which coincided with the coldest days of the year. It was close to -50 C … Continue reading

June 18, 2012
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Relationship tips from stories

I was writing the post on “Who’s your hero?” and it occurred to me there some tips to learned from a good romance character. 1. Stop trying to fix who they are. We picked our partners because we loved who they were, … Continue reading

May 31, 2012
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Conversations with the Muse

So we (the muses and I) came up with this wonderful idea. This wonderful world where people with kind of ESP started a war to take over the world, or the government (it’s not really Earth based) at least. But … Continue reading

May 11, 2012
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Guilty Pleasures: 1Bruce1

Okay, I read every Sweet Valley High book my tiny library had. And I loved them all. I always thought Elizabeth should kick Todd to the curb. No reason, he was just kind of a pussy. I started “blogging” on … Continue reading

April 24, 2012
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writing more damn fine words

It’s the same old story. I’ve loved writing since I was a child. I’ve loved story telling before I could even write, I would tape myself during the afternoons when my mom napped with my little brother. Parenting aside, writing … Continue reading

November 23, 2011
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Row 80 11-23 Check In

Write 5 days a week. Since I’m doing NaNoWrimo this one is pretty moot. I write everyday. Even if I fall asleep while writing as I did on Monday night. I kept having to pry my eyes open but I … Continue reading

November 22, 2011
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The rule of 3 for plotting

I hate plotting. Every time I try to plot, I end up changing every scene as I go along. I even got annoyed with an agent blogger who basically said you have to plot to be successful. And then I … Continue reading

November 20, 2011
by asrai
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I fail at plotting Row80 Checkin 11-20

check in stuff: Write 5 days a week. Since I’m doing NaNoWrimo this one is pretty moot. I write everyday until I hit that magic 50 K or I run out of novel. – Blog 3 times a week I … Continue reading

June 30, 2011
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How to Love Yourself

I’ve put off writing anything for the  new blog. Partly because I wanted perfection and partly because the answer to “how do I love myself” is to love yourself. How hard is it to just love yourself? Hard. I know. … Continue reading

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