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Doing NaNoWriMo? Get Started NOW

NaNoWriMo begins in a week and a half, which means your time for any pre-NaNo prepping is drawing short. Although NaNo rules require that you not write a single word of your novel before November 1 (and I'm no cheater!) there are several things you can do right now to help you hit the ground running.Track how you’re spending your time - The biggest challenge to writers everywhere, and NaNo-ers in…See More
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NaNoWriMo - I'm Doing It!

So, I told myself I would do NaNoWriMo if I finished my Rapunzel novel by November 1st.That's not going to happen. (I don't think).I'm still going to do NaNoWriMo.I got off track on Rapunzel because of unforeseen work disruptions which led to me ending work with a long-standing freelance client so I could keep up with the increased workload from another. And as I've written about often, I suck at writing during times of personal transition.I will be able…See More
Oct 6
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Cheryl Klein Master Plot Course - Go If You Can

I'm not real big into writing conferences. I tend to skip over pages about conferences in writing magazines, and my mind sort of shuts off when I read advice about how to pitch at conferences, or how they are a good way to "get your foot in the door." I think, but can't my writing speak for itself? And, I can't afford the travel + the time off work, and the only way to get better at writing is to write anyway,…See More
Sep 8
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I'm a Librarian Again!

One of the best jobs I've ever had was as a teen services librarian for a rural library. It was incredibly fulfilling, as working with youth is often rewarding, not to mention FUN, and I got paid to know lots of stuff about Young Adult Literature. On top of that, it was a part-time position, which meant I could balance it with my freelance work and still keep my primary clients happy.Leaving that job was one of the hardest parts of moving away after I got married; I worked in a circulation…See More
Aug 4
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Rumpled Free on Kindle August 1-5

My retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, Rumpled, is free on Kindle from now through August 5.See More
Aug 1
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On the End of 100 Happy Days

I hope that I still have many happy days to come, but this last weekend marked the official end of my participation in the #100happydays meme. The meme challenges you to take one picture a day of something that makes you happy, and post it to your network of choice -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.On the surface, this may not seem to have much to do with writing -- but I undertook the…See More
Jul 7
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5 Things Ryan Eggold Doesn't Know About Being a Writer

When I was in my parents’ bathroom over the weekend, I picked up the copy of Women’s Health hanging out by the toilet and read 5 Juicy Questions for Ryan Eggold. Here’s his response to question #4:What’s one profession that you find extremely attractive? A writer. I don’t think I’ve ever dated a writer, and I have this fantasy that I’m going to marry one; I have no idea why. It’s something about sitting at your computer writing with…See More
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In Defense of Fan-Fiction

I recently read Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (you can read my review here.) It brought back a lot of memories for me — memories about college, because Rowell…See More
Jun 16
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Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, and the Grief Journey

Over the weekend, this article about Rumpled was published in the Marshall Independent, my hometown newspaper. I did the interview last Monday. Beware, though: there is a spoiler in the interview (which the reporter quoted from the acknowledgements page at the END of Rumpled — I didn’t give any spoilers in my interview!)…See More
Jun 11
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When You Can't Write Around It, Write Through It

In this writing lecture by Brandon Sanderson, a woman asks how to continue writing when you're going through something traumatic. Sanderson's answer is a little less-than-adequate (although honest), in that he says he's never experienced that because a) nothing very bad has ever happened to him; and b) he has a fairly small emotional range (his words, not mine!).I wish I had been in…See More
Jun 2
Lacey Louwagie left a comment for Mardith Louisell
"Wow, what a small world! I lived in Duluth from September 2002 to September 2009. I was an editor for New Moon Girl Media -- 5 years on the magazine, 1 year on the website, and then I stayed in Duluth 1 more year doing freelance work from home…"
May 29
Mardith Louisell left a comment for Lacey Louwagie
"Lacey, I'm from Duluth. when and where did you live there and what did you do?  Mardi"
May 28
Lacey Louwagie left a comment for Mardith Louisell
"Hi, Mardith. Lucky Larry for being recently retired -- I hope he's enjoying lots of time to write! I am currently in Sioux Falls, SD, but I was in St. Joseph, MN, when I took Larry's class. I grew up in the Marshall, MN, area, then lived…"
May 28
Lacey Louwagie commented on the blog post 'Not All Subsidy Presses Are Created Equal: My Beef with Author Solutions'
"So glad you did go through with writing this post. I was just trying to explain to my husband last night how She Writes Press was different from other self-publishers -- this post is more articulate about it than I was!"
May 27

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Who I am:
I first started writing as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil and fold pieces of paper together. My first book, full of pictures of unicorns (I was too young to know how to write), started me on the writing path I'm still on today: exploring different realities through science fiction and fantasy.

Since then, I've become better at "drawing pictures" with words than pencils. In addition to writing my own stuff, I'm also a teen services librarian and freelance editor and writer, writing primarily for children and teens. I most like to edit, workshop, coach, and proofread what I most like to read: novels and memoir. But I skillfully edit a wide range of materials to keep food on the table (and in my pets' dishes).

Currently, I'm co-editing an anthology of personal stories by young, progressive Catholics for ACTA publications. I'm also working on pitching my young adult novel, Ever This Day, to agents, and writing a novella retelling the story of Rumplestiltskin.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://www.laceylouwagie.com
http://youngadultcatholics-blog.com
Twitter - @laceylouwagie
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Poem: "Angry Catholic Woman" published in "Just Like a Girl: A Manifesta!" edited by Michele Sewell
Short Story: "The Man in the Mirror" published in "Queer Dimensions" edited by James Rasmussan
Study Guide for the documentary "Going on Thirteen"
Co-editor of "Hungering and Thirsting for Justice: True Stories by Young Adult Catholics" from ACTA Publications
Media outlets that I currently write for:
www.newmoon.com
http://youngadultcatholics-blog.com
My writing is:
Fiction, Journalism, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3409964.Lacey_Louwagie
Services I offer to other writers:
Editing, coaching, workshopping, proof-reading
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Speculative Fiction Writers Group (offline)
I found out about She Writes from:
Nancy Gruver

Lacey Louwagie's Blog

Doing NaNoWriMo? Get Started NOW

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 7:37am 0 Comments

NaNoWriMo begins in a week and a half, which means your time for any pre-NaNo prepping is drawing short. Although NaNo rules require that you not write a single word of your novel before November 1 (and I'm no cheater!) there are several things you can do right now to help you hit the ground running.

  1. Track how you’re spending your time - The biggest challenge…
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NaNoWriMo - I'm Doing It!

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 5:28pm 0 Comments

So, I told myself I would do NaNoWriMo if I finished my Rapunzel novel by November 1st.

That's not going to happen. (I don't think).

I'm still going to do NaNoWriMo.

I got off track on Rapunzel because of unforeseen work disruptions which led to me ending work with a long-standing freelance client so I could keep up with the increased workload from another. And as I've written about often, I suck at writing during times of personal…

Continue

Cheryl Klein Master Plot Course - Go If You Can

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 7:50pm 0 Comments

I'm not real big into writing conferences. I tend to skip over pages about conferences in writing magazines, and my mind sort of shuts off when I read advice about how to pitch at conferences, or how they are a good way to "get your foot in the door." I think, but can't my writing speak for itself? And, I can't afford the travel + the time off work, and the only way to get better at…

Continue

I'm a Librarian Again!

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 7:46pm 0 Comments

One of the best jobs I've ever had was as a teen services librarian for a rural library. It was incredibly fulfilling, as working with youth is often rewarding, not to mention FUN, and I got paid to know lots of stuff about Young Adult Literature. On top of that, it was a part-time position, which meant I could balance it with my freelance work and still keep my primary clients happy.

Leaving that job was one of the hardest parts of moving away after I got married; I worked in a…

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At 12:34pm on May 28, 2014, Mardith Louisell said…

Lacey, I'm from Duluth. when and where did you live there and what did you do?  Mardi

At 1:57pm on May 25, 2014, Mardith Louisell said…

Hi, Lacey, thanks for your email. I met him many years ago when he was teaching at The Loft in Mpls. (Where are you located by the way?) Now he has just retired!! I eventually became friends with him. Another great piece of advice from Larry I often give writers when I'm editing and try
to remember to give myself is not to repeat what you have said unless there is a good reason, that is, don't just say something another way. It confuses the reader and makes her or him reread it to see if they missed something the first time.
Mardi

At 4:47pm on May 22, 2014, Mardith Louisell said…

Lacy, Happy to be your friend. Am trying to get more active. I have your post on using time to write printed out on bright teal paper and it is now with me when I write. Thank you.

At 8:15pm on May 5, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Welcome to She Writes, Lacey. If you’re looking for a place to jump in here, you might enjoy joining us in the fiction group, or in the novelist group if you write longer fiction. Hope you'll enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
www.megwaiteclayton.com
Welcome to She Writes. Hope you'll enjoy the site!
 
 
 

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