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1: The Sad Tale of the Delicious Pancake

8/10/2019
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Watch what you say, or your pancake might just run away! This Norwegian folktale is cousin to "The Gingerbread Man." This episode's story poem is "If You Are Lost in a Troll Wood." The reading recommendation is "Ronia the Robber's Daughter," by Astrid Lindgren.

Duration:00:15:09

Ghost Hatchery: NaNoWriMo in December

12/15/2016
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What happens to an unfinished NaNoWriMo project after November? Here's how I'm recommitting and getting back in the writing groove with a new February 8th finish line.

Duration:00:13:41

Ghost Hatchery: Ghost Finders

12/15/2016
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Ben shows Vi how to dowse for ghosts, and they find “pond pearls.” This episode/chapter is a fragment as I'm getting back into the writing practice post-Thanksgiving travels.

Duration:00:04:43

Ghost Hatchery: The Roma

12/15/2016
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We learn about ghost medicine, offerings, and how the roma (mother) makes gems (babies), as well as whether or not ghosts are male/female. Vi meets a Sibyllus, who seems to like her. This is "patchwork" writing: sections/scenes without the connecting piece. It turned out to be a good way to get back into the world after a break from writing, as well as to not be overwhelmed by the task of introducing the world of ghosts.

Duration:00:17:49

Ghost Hatchery: At the Ghost Hatchery

12/8/2016
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Vi sees the Ghost Hatchery for the first time, and meets Hattie Ratterly. (She also wakes up early— which is a shock to her, and her family).

Duration:00:14:04

Ghost Hatchery: The Un-Apology

12/8/2016
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What Vi thinks is an apology comes out on the offensive, and things with her parents get worse.

Duration:00:20:49

Ghost Hatchery: Anton Silver

12/7/2016
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Vi goes to Sparks’s place and finds out about the police shooting. Tamara encourages her to patch things up with her parents.

Duration:00:13:20

Ghost Hatchery: Pulled Over

12/7/2016
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Vi runs a stop sign and gets pulled over on her way to Lake Beatrice. This does not improve her mood-- or her summer prospects.

Duration:00:12:39

Ghost Hatchery: Report Cards & Consquences

12/7/2016
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Just when it can't get worse, it does. Vi's report card (with an incomplete in English) arrives.

Duration:00:24:59

Ghost Hatchery: Dip in the Pool

12/7/2016
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Vi tries to get through Camden's graduation party, but things escalate and she ends up in the pool.

Duration:00:17:46

Ghost Hatchery: Graduation

11/7/2016
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After commencement Vi and Rissy are back at the LaCosses'.

Duration:00:17:02

Nov 7: Graduation

11/7/2016
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After commencement Vi and Rissy are back at the LaCosses’.

Duration:00:17:02

Ghost Hatchery: Home Free – sort of

11/5/2016
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Vi and Rissy make it home without incident, but get some bad news about the LaCosses.

Duration:00:15:19

Ghost Hatchery: The Poolhouse & Trouble

11/4/2016
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Things get steamy in the pool house, until Sparks bursts in with some bad news.

Duration:00:16:20

Ghost Hatchery: Dancing with Tony

11/3/2016
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Vi gets a new perspective on Tony LaCosse, but the fun is interrupted when she thinks she sees her little sister, Rissy, at the party. 1,551 words today 3,097 words total

Duration:00:20:48

Ghost Hatchery: At the Party

11/2/2016
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Vi and Sparks arrive at the junior-senior party on the last day of school. 1,507 words today 3,097 words total subscribe on iTunes

Duration:00:17:58

Ghost Hatchery: NaNoWriMo Begins

11/1/2016
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We meet Vi and her best friend, Sparks, on the last day of junior year just as they begin their ritual of dumping all books, binders, and notebooks in the trash. We also meet Joey and Mikey, and Tony LaCosse invites them to the end of the year junior-senior party that night.

Duration:00:18:23

TheGhost Hatchery: Outline: Do I remember my brilliant idea?

11/1/2016
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Outlining before writing is new for me. I've always been a "pantser." It's seemed easier to trick myself into thinking I'm just going for a little stroll, rather than being honest and saying I'm committed to a marathon. But after reading "Wired for Story" by Lisa Cron, and attending a couple of her workshops, I started to convert. She says that once you write words, you get attached to them, sometimes at the sake of the story. I also began to notice that when I edit novels, I have to go back...

Duration:00:35:54