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Rumpled: Free Kindle Day!

Today is the last day for the Rumpled giveaways I'm running on Goodreads (paperback, already closed) and Booklikes (ebook, a few hours left to enter.)I look forward to receiving the winning names and addresses so that I can send off these patiently waiting books to…See More
Apr 14
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Endings: George RR Martin, Frozen, and Me

Well, I did finish Storm of Swords as expected last week, and as I did so, I noticed something about George RR Martin's endings.He's juggling a lot of different characters, each with their own story arcs, so it's somewhat unrealistic to expect these arcs to be resolved…See More
Apr 7
Lacey Louwagie posted a blog post

Death and Writing (Or, on Reading Geroge RR Martin)

I'm almost finished reading George RR Martin's A Storm of Swords, and I knew from people's gossip about the third season of the TV series that there would be some Very Upsetting Deaths. Thus, I braced myself throughout the book for a beloved character to be killed off. And when it finally happened, I…See More
Mar 31
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Beware the Unruly Catholic Woman on the Train

Last week, I traveled about 48 hours round-trip by train/bus/car, spent $300 on said transportation(s), and didn’t get a full-night’s rest for four nights to attend a reading of Unruly Catholic Women Writers in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday. Train and bus schedules were such that I could…See More
Mar 25
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Happy Rumpled Release Day!

It’s here! Today is the day I release my first independent work, “Rumpled.” You can buy the ebook exclusively on Amazon.com, and the paperback will be released next week.I’ve set the price point intentionally low at just 99 cents. This is for three reasons.I know that I’m relatively unknown, and I want…See More
Mar 3
Lacey Louwagie commented on the blog post '[REALITY CHECK] Writing Reality Check'
"Love this! There is nothing wrong with a day job. My goal is to find a "day job" that doesn't drain my writing energy too much, and I've finally arrived at that balance. That's good enough for me for the foreseeable future!"
Feb 27
Lacey Louwagie liked Zetta Brown's blog post [REALITY CHECK] Writing Reality Check
Feb 27
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Feb 17
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Rumpled: It's Kind of Like Getting Married

It’s official — I have a release date set for Rumpled, my novella retelling the story of Rumplestiltskin, and most everything is in place for it–except, perhaps, my nerves.Rumpled will be available to the public on March 3 (my birthday — early downloads…See More
Feb 11
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Some Thoughts on Writing and Money

In November, I clipped this piece of writing advice from Writer's Digest (my apologies that I didn't also clip the issue date -- if anyone recognizes it, I'm happy to attribute.)I listened to my mom. She once told me to always live a little outside of my wage bracket--not dangerously so, but just enough to remain "hungry" so I'm always compelled to strive toward my highest standards.I applied this to my writing career: I found a part-time,…See More
Feb 3
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Some Thoughts After a Writing Retreat

I’m back from a three-day weekend spent at a cabin in the Black Hills on a little “writing retreat.” I got two full days of writing in, and discovered … that two full days wasn’t big enough for my ambitions.I so rarely get the chance to get away from all other responsibilities and focus on my writing, so I think I had superhuman expectations of what might happen the first time I tried it. Still, I managed to do some journaling, a critique for my…See More
Jan 20
Gail Nyoka liked Lacey Louwagie's blog post "New Adult" Literature and No-Good Writing Advice
Jan 6
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"New Adult" Literature and No-Good Writing Advice

Last week, I was reading “What’s New About New Adult?” in the January/February issue of Horn Book. The article is about the rise of “New Adult” literature, a sub-genre of Young Adult (or a sub-genre of adult) that focuses on characters in their late teens or early twenties. Many New Adult protagonists are college-age, and some of them are actually in college. Teens and adults are reading…See More
Jan 6
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The Handmaid's Tale and The Hunger Games - What Makes a Strong Female Character?

This month, my book club discussed The Handmaid's Tale. This is one of the books that has been formative in my life as both a reader and a writer. It was the first piece of dystopic literature I read beyond The Giver, and it…See More
Dec 30, 2013
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Writing Book Reviews in an Age Without Boundaries

As is my habit on Sunday nights, last night I got caught up on my book-review writing. My Goodreads account is connected to my Twitter, so this morning I found that M.D. Waters had "favorited" the tweet that linked back to my review of her book,…See More
Dec 16, 2013
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Writing as a Spiritual Practice: My Wishlist

I’ve been asked to help start up some kind of writer’s group at my church. I already have a great critique group for my fiction, and I’m a little burned out on writing activities that are “goal” and “audience” oriented. So I’m exploring the idea of starting a writing group that is just for that — writing. Not for feedback, not for tips on publication, not to accomplish some lofty or lucrative goal. But simply to give yourself space and time for writing as a practice, and all the blessings it…See More
Dec 9, 2013

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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

Rumpled: Free Kindle Day!

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:40am 0 Comments

Today is the last day for the Rumpled giveaways I'm running on Goodreads (paperback, already closed) and Booklikes (ebook, a few hours left to enter.)

I look forward to receiving the winning names and addresses so that I can send off these patiently waiting…

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Endings: George RR Martin, Frozen, and Me

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 7:24pm 0 Comments

Well, I did finish Storm of Swords as expected last week, and as I did so, I noticed something about George RR Martin's endings.

He's juggling a lot of different characters, each with their own story arcs, so it's somewhat unrealistic to expect these arcs to be…

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Death and Writing (Or, on Reading Geroge RR Martin)

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 7:47pm 0 Comments

I'm almost finished reading George RR Martin's A Storm of Swords, and I knew from people's gossip about the third season of the TV series that there would be some Very Upsetting Deaths. Thus, I braced myself throughout the book for a beloved character to be killed off. And when it finally happened, I…

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Beware the Unruly Catholic Woman on the Train

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

Last week, I traveled about 48 hours round-trip by train/bus/car, spent $300 on said transportation(s), and didn’t get a full-night’s rest for four nights to attend a reading of Unruly Catholic Women Writers in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday. Train and bus schedules were such…

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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!

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