R.A. Desilets

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Rachel A. Desilets was born in southern New Hampshire. She graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. She lived in southern California for a bit and then decided it was too hot.

She currently resides in the rainy side of Oregon with her husband and cats.

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R.A. Desilets To write and read. As often as possible. I know this sounds simple, but a lot of people, especially new writers, will put up blocks for themselves. Th…moreTo write and read. As often as possible. I know this sounds simple, but a lot of people, especially new writers, will put up blocks for themselves. They'll claim they aren't good enough, but here's the secret:

No one is immediately good. You try and fail to learn to ride a bike, but you keep trying, keep failing, and then... you succeed. The same applies to writing. You have to pursue it, desire it, and keep writing no matter what. If you want to get better, you have to keep going.

Reading does help. So if you find yourself absolutely stuck, pick up a few books and get lost in the stories. Figure out what you love and dislike about each title. You can bring anything you learn into your own writing in the future.

But seriously, just write. And keep writing. You can learn to rewrite and edit once you've learned how to write.(less)
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Podcast, Podcats, and Gearing up for NaNoWriMo

On this edition of what is going on in my world, I present to you: ALL OF THE THINGS.The husbandperson and I have created a Podcast on creativity. We've been having morning discussions on our creative lives to keep the levity in a downright horrid environment. It's been helping both of us clear our heads, and we've been enjoying the discussions so much that we decided to have more formal
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