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Author: Christie Stratos

The Constant State of Writing

There are times when I can’t stop writing, but the timing is not convenient. This happens most often on weekdays, when I write at every stoplight I hit while driving, in between bites of meals, and while waiting to meet friends at restaurants. I almost always carry a notebook with me because of this, and I sometimes even end […]

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Cultural Writing: Why the Author Matters

I am a huge fan of writings from other cultures, whether written in English or translated into English from the original language. My favorite cultural literature is Asian; the cultural history is extraordinary and unique in every category (family, fashion, women’s rights, etc.), and the style of writing is very distinctive, even if translated into English. In fact, […]

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Tangents and Pedantic Tendencies in Classic Literature

I’ve noticed that in many pieces of classic literature, the authors tend to go off on long tangents and/or repeat things far too often. Moby Dick has entire chapters that go off on tangents, i.e. chapter 24, “The Advocate” (Ishmael makes his very long case for being a whale-hunter) and chapter 25, “Postscript” (Ishmael continues to […]

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Do You Write What You Read?

At some point during my writing career, I realized that my writing is completely unrelated to what I read. This seems very strange to me since it would make more sense if I wrote genres and styles in which I had reading experience. But I am quite the opposite. The only similarity between my writings […]

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Skyfall Credits

Was I the only one who was highly impressed with the abstract sequences going on during the credits in the beginning of Skyfall? I found myself drawn in and inspired by what I saw, and I felt like it was a very valid form of art. Did anyone else feel the same way?

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Symbolic Experimentalism via #twitterfiction

Twitter is having a fiction festival November 28 through December 2 (#twitterfiction), and I will be posting a tweet each day – each tweet will be an entire piece of symbolic experimentalist writing in 140 characters. Here’s my first one to give you a taste of what I’ll be tweeting: His sweater was unravelling at the […]

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Recipe Book Sneak Peak: Holiday Blondie Cookie Squares

One of the recipes from my upcoming book was just published: http://naturalhealthinforum.com/2012/11/27/gluten-free-dairy-free-holiday-blondie-cookie-squares/ Check it out for a sneak peak of the kind of yummies you’ll find in my recipe book. These blondie cookie squares are gluten free, dairy free, sweetener free, and extraordinarily healthy. Lots of healthy recipes don’t taste good, but that’s why my recipes are […]

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Almost Literature…But Not Quite

Did you ever read a book which was very close to achieving the elusive “literature” title, but didn’t quite make it? I find that there’s nothing quite as frustrating as that. I found that was the case in the book What She Saw by Lucinda Rosenfeld. Just on the cusp of becoming literature, it lacked the […]

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday Haiku

Thanksgiving Plates and pans galore. Holiday over, snack made, Cozy couch, movies. Black Friday They’re all out shopping, Fighting and buying, stressing. I’m home, warm, happy. I usually don’t participate in Black Friday, and this year, I’m using the extra day to further my writing exposure. And snack on leftovers. I was thinking about why […]

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Recipe Book!

I’ve been mulling over putting a recipe book together for the past couple of months and have finally decided I’m ready to write. It’s going to be dedicated to a particular diet. Unfortunately, I can’t share which diet because it hasn’t been done yet 🙂 I wrote my notes including lists and full paragraphs of […]

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