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The "SOCKS" Moment

Posted by Kimberly Manchester on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : Writing Processes 

As a writer, I painstakingly draft my work, edit, and rework it until I start to feel like I am stuck in the cycle of lather; rinse; repeat. Sick of the uncertainty, I set myself the goal of researching my writing process. Putting my Science degree to use, I set up a research project with my writing habits as the center focus and recorded not only my thoughts and musings but the way I went about recording said thoughts and musings. The process of completing a “post-write” after each of my...

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Posts Are On The Way

Posted by Kimberly Manchester on Monday, March 18, 2013, In : Memo 
I will freely admit that I added this page as an afterthought, simply to give a sagittal symmetry to the menu bar at the top of the page. I am a perfectionist that way. I do, however, have a process blog, and I will be transferring those files to this page - just as soon as my latest deadline is met! I promise.


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(Exactly) 200 Words About Me

Kimberly Manchester I am Writer, spelled with a capital “W”. This means I have actually made a living off of what I write. Writers are a curious lot. We can go from blocked to 1,000 words an hour in about six seconds, our only inspiration being a looming deadline. People often ask me to share a little about who I am and what makes me tick. I am not certain they truly want to know, but here are my responses just the same:

I can recite the script of Reservoir Dogs word for word. I think this says a lot about me, although I am not sure what it says is entirely accurate. 

I am a study in paradox; an enigma wrapped in a puzzle box. Just when you think you know everything about me, you will discover that you don't. 

I work as a Science tutor at a Community College, and can usually be found in the labs there. I am not squeamish, and will touch anything so long as I am wearing gloves, but am completely unnerved by really bad smells. 

My favorite punctuation mark is the semicolon; you will notice that I use it a lot. 

Have I bored you with the details yet?

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