L.M. Nelson

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L.M. Nelson is certified teacher and CPR/First Aid instructor. She enjoys poetry, music, photography, gardening, reading, and nature walks. Aside from her debut novel, Scrubs, she has written several poems, some of which have been selected for literary magazines and published in a poetry collection entitled World Treasury of Great Poems, Vol. II. She co-wrote the article, ‘Gifted and Talented Education at the Close of the Decade of the Brain’, which was published in the educational journal Perspectives: Idaho Association of School Administrators, Vol. XVI, No. 1. L.M. Nelson grew up in California and the Pacific Northwest, but currently resides in South Central Texas. She is a member of the Texas Association of Authors, the Texas Authors In ...more

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L.M. Nelson The best thing about being a writer is expressing my thoughts with no rules, deadlines, or boundaries. I can write what I want, when I want, and it do…moreThe best thing about being a writer is expressing my thoughts with no rules, deadlines, or boundaries. I can write what I want, when I want, and it doesn't have to perfect the first time around. I have the luxury to alter, add to, or delete whatever I've written to make it the way I want it. I get to know my characters and travel on their journeys with them. There is no experience like that.(less)
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Scrubs (Scrubs, #1)

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A dichotomy is often set up between plot and character-driven stories. In plot-driven stories, plot itself is the most i

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