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What’s in your toolbox? (And how do you use it?)

The hardest part of getting shiny new tools is trying to figure out how to use them. We know they’re there. We’ve learned them and maybe we’ve even thought about how they could come up. If it’s TKD, I think about where I can use a combination–is it an offense or a defense, what does it compete against best? If it’s writing, I think about the new technique with my own words, wondering how it might fit in, or where a character could use the idea, or which words could change. It’s all conscious action. Continue reading

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sometimes life kicks you in the face

Our annual big AAU Taekwondo championship is coming up in slightly less than a month. Many of our black belts are competing this year for one reason or another (including my husband and son), but I am determined to compete. … Continue reading

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Breaking Bricks (not bones)

When I tested for my black belt in June, one requirement was to try to break a brick. I did try, and I failed, and while I still got my black belt, that failure hung over my head. I’ll admit, I … Continue reading

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Commit to the Kick

I could keep talking about Jordan… and you know I want to! But while I will urge you to go to his birthday party and of course, please feel free to spread the news about him, I’ll leave that for another … Continue reading

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so, maybe this isn’t going quite as planned…

The holidays seem to have a way of messing with my schedule. It feels like we’ve got ten times more things going on right now than usual, and not all of them are holiday related. For example, last night my … Continue reading

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Falling off the Wagon

I’m pretty sure that I should no longer declare that I am going to participate in NaNo, because those months tend to be amongst my worst writing months lately. I last posted an update here on August 8th. At that … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to all newcomers! I’m D.E. Atwood, but you can just call me D. because otherwise it’s a bit of an awkward mouthful. I’m a writer of YA fiction, primarily with fantastic elements, and often including LGBTQ characters and themes. … Continue reading

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