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Valerie Peterson

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Yonkers, NY, The United States
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I'm a writer and a fan of smart writing, clever plot twists and all things procedural — preferably with a bite of humor. Currently finishing my own first novel (which involves several intertwining mysteries and at least two dead bodies), I'm a member of both the Jane Austen Society of America and the Mystery Writers of America.

My TV writing and screenwriting has been honored by the WGAE Made in NY Writer's Room Fellowship, the CBS TV Writing Mentor program, Austin Film Festival, Cinequest, The Big Apple Film Festival, and More Magazine; my short film, The Maid of Honor, was an Official Selection at the Sedona International Film Festival.

A lifelong food lover and the daughter of a fantastic home cook, I'm the co-author of Cookie Craft an
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Valerie Peterson More than writer's block, I'd say that I sometimes suffer from AICA (Ass In Chair Aversion). I tell myself I only need to do 10 minutes of writing. On…moreMore than writer's block, I'd say that I sometimes suffer from AICA (Ass In Chair Aversion). I tell myself I only need to do 10 minutes of writing. Once my butt is on the seat, my symptoms sometimes progress into DID (Dangerous Internet Distraction). When that happens, I like the Freedom app that turns email and internet off for a proscribed period of time. Once I get writing, I can usually focus — most times, for much longer than I'd anticipated.

When I'm stuck on a particular section, I know from experience that it's generally because my brain hasn't gotten around how the plot needs to shake out. That's frustrating, but I know if I keep plugging at it — or around it — the resolutions will reveal themselves.(less)
Valerie Peterson I spent $50 getting my curly hair blow-dried straight. And then it rained.
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NYTimes on my mind

Some highly personal thoughts from my Friday morning skim …

Aside from the disgusting GOP Congressional shitshow that is the voting for the Speaker of the House and the heartbreak of the Ukraine, these stories resonated. (Note that WP spellcheck is prompting me to make “shitshow” two words, but I’m going to stand my ground here).

ghost - aka person in a white sheet - sitting at a laptop computer.Ghostwriting …

First stop, the Bookish.

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