Author Archives: Kerrie Strong

About Kerrie Strong

Years ago, I chose to suppress my creative side in favor of a career (or two, or three) in science. This blog is filled with exercises intended to reverse the atrophy of my right brain. I hope you enjoy my ramblings.

Battling Atrophy

Several years ago, I was lucky enough to get back in touch with a friend with whom I’d become estranged. At first our contact was tentative. Both of us were out of practice in talking to each other. You know … Continue reading

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Autism and Slow Processing Speed

As I’d mentioned the other day, I’m going to share our experiences at school in order to hopefully help someone else out there who may be going through the same thing. But first, some background. My son was diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Inane Prattle, Indeed

I used to think blogs were the height of conceit. Who gives a shit about what I have to say? What anyone else has to say? How do you get to the point where you presume to think people will … Continue reading

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Things, They Are A-Happening

Yeah, so…I may have forgotten for a while that I’m a writer. Shit happens. Life…happens. Good things, for the most part. Things that keep me busy, so that’s a plus. But I think that bitch of a muse is finally … Continue reading

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Tangible History

When I was a child, Memorial Day meant a trip to my grandparents’ house. It meant my uncles also returned home, my aunt came over, and the whole family was together. It meant badminton games in the backyard, shopping for my “summer … Continue reading

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Smart Bitches, Trashy Books | Romance Reviews

I thought this was a great article, particularly after my post last night. http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/m/blog/a-response-to-william-giraldis-article-in-the-new-republic#.U3z0Irb2nSQ.facebook

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Happily Ever After

It’s the goal in a romance novel. It’s what differentiates a romance from women’s fiction or book club books. It’s the payoff in a romantic comedy. It’s the ending of the Disney-fied fairy tales (not, though, the Hans Christian Andersen … Continue reading

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Scheduling Summer

For those of us in Upstate NY it’s hard to believe the long, frigid winter is finally behind us. Odd to think about, as we face high eighty degree temps later this week and I sit here and listen to … Continue reading

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Permission to Suck, Granted

When I began writing, eighteen-ish months ago, one of the bits of advice I read was that you need to allow yourself to just write without fear of how bad it’s going to be. Because it is going to be … Continue reading

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Community

One of my favorite parts about being a writer is the sense of community and (for the most part) lack of competitiveness among writers. Every day I’m amazed at the generosity and helpfulness of the writing community, from those who … Continue reading

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