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So... All of my friends should be dead or in therapy?!

Posted by Ink Monkey on Sunday, June 5, 2011,
According to the Wall Street Journal, which should know better, YA books are dangerous.  Seriously, they said that.  In a nutshell, they decided that people would read the situations in YA books and go out and try them.  

 What?  (To quote an old history teacher, "Who fucked up the ouiji board?!")  

 I remember reading Crosses when I actually was a teen.  Why do I remember it?  Because it's about a teens who cut themselves (among other things).  And while I knew kids that drank, smoked, did dru...

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Being Creative

Posted by Ink Monkey on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, In : publishing as a writer 
I'm not going to lie.  Being creative is oftentimes exhaustive.  I mean, take my story "Marmalade" for instance.  I once had a guy say "clearly she doesn't plan to ever publish that, she just wrote it for fun."  Since then, it's been a personal vendetta to kick butt and get that story published.  I've never seen the guy before.  I don't remember his name.  I'll probably never see him again.  But I will get that story into a magazine if it kills me.  

And it just might.

Right now, it's January 1...
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