I Researched How To Hack Into My Reader’s Brains. Here’s The Full Dissertation:

MA Dissertation: Schema Theory and Reader Appreciation Of Literature  By Sarah Long 8 January 2019  Chapter 1: Introduction The marriage of literary analysis and cognitive linguistics has been growing stronger over the past decades, and researchers are seeking to expand the field in various ways (Stockwell, 2002). One such expansion which has been suggested is…

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Pitch Wars 2019 #BoostMyBio

Apparently I’m a social media hermit, because I had no idea that #boostmybio existed until today.  Anyway, I’m jumping in and posting my own bio here. If you’re reading this, and new to my website, welcome! We have plenty of aliens, unicorns, and coffee around here. There’s also a fair bit of cosplay involved. But,…

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Writers! Stuck On That Synopsis? This Post Changed Everything For Me.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a manuscript seeking to be traditionally published, must be in want of a synopsis. It’s also a truth, universally acknowledged, that most writers visibly cringe when the word “synopsis” comes up in conversation. Don’t believe me? Try it at the next writerly meetup. See how many silent stares of…

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Some Happy Little Updates

So here are the reasons I’ve ghosted on my own blog: Moved from Burbank to Van Nuys Left old job Moved from Van Nuys to London Started MA English Language and Linguistics at the University of Westminster Began obsessing over classes, essays, dissertations and all that fun stuff Squeezed in some good ‘ol writing whenever…

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Meditation, Take Two

So I’ve been reading Sadghuru’s book, Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide To Joy (amazing, by the way) and got really confused by the idea of having the innate ability to respond to everything, which is what he calls responsibility. I mean, I figured I’d always known that, why was it something that needed to be…

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