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.

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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Review: The Bronze Horseman

The book: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons Published September 2009 by William Morrow (first published July 17th 2000) The blurb: The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. … Continue reading

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I’m in Love With Someone New

Don’t tell my husband. This new man is perfect, so far. Sure, he has a few flaws; who doesn’t? But they’re minor and kind of endearing. He’s intelligent, and intense, and passionate, with a touch of boyish goofiness. And he’s … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Book Addiction

I have a problem. It’s not uncommon for me to have several books going at one time. Maybe a few nonfiction or writing craft books, a Kindle book, a 3M Cloud Reader book from the library, a paperback or two. … Continue reading

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Post-Mortem: Book Reviews

A little warning: if you’re extremely squeamish or rabidly pro-animal-rights, the first paragraph or so may offend. When I was in graduate school, I killed a lot of mice. Like, hundreds, if not thousands. At the time it didn’t bother … Continue reading

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