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Episodes

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 … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:17:49


Nov 17: 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


Nov 13: 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


Nov 12: 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


Nov 11: 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


Nov 10: 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


Nov 8: 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


Nov 7: Graduation

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

Duration: 00:17:02


Nov 5: 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


Nov 4: 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


Nov 3: 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


Nov 2: 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


NaNoWriMo Begins: Nov 1

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 … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:18:23


The 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 … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:35:54