FEB
05
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Love Crafts

SG_blog_secretsOne of the bigger struggles of Valentine's Day is combatting the holiday's clichés while still making the day meaningful. This year, I'm excited to share some ideas that will help you ensure that your lovers know how sexy they are. Now, before you pull out all of the stops, remember this: beauty does not need to be complicated. You want the words to shine, not their vessel. I promise you will find elegance within this simplicity. Think about the most beautiful thing you can create with what y......
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JAN
15
2

On Walking: Get Your Creativity Moving

SG_blog_secretsWhile the act of writing generally takes place sitting down--in a notebook or on a laptop--creative thoughts are not always derived from states of stillness. In 2013, I began walking on a regular basis; I realized early on that walking intentionally gives me permission to let go of a hectic mind-space and move into a focused and productive one. I have noticed that after a walk I am more appreciative of nature, I feel enlivened, and I am more motivated to get things done. As I have practiced wal......
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SEP
18
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The Stylists: My 2012 Rebrand Team

September marks ten years in the writing education business for The Sexy Grammarian, and we're celebrating. The party started about a year ago when I launched a new brand and website. And I didn't do it alone. This month, Sexy Grammar celebrates the dreamers, the hand-holders, the stylists, and the artists who helped us blossom into the fabulous and sexy little writing services company we are today. The Stylists: Raeme Miccio Gaviño: I first met Raeme as a teenager I hired to help with ......
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JUL
31
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Influx Cafe: A Diamond in the Rough

Influx Cafe 1948 Broadway Golden Hill Neighborhood, San Diego This is a five-star review. The Bay Area spoiled me. I'm used to San Francisco's ample options for cool, comfortable, and functional cafes, so when I moved to San Diego a few weeks ago, I assumed I'd be able to find a perfect cafe pretty easily. This was not the case. In fact, I almost thought I'd need to lower my standards. And then, almost accidentally, I stumbled upon Influx Cafe. Review Highlights everything I look ......
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JUL
03
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Raeme's Summer Booklist

In an effort to stay sharp during our summer hiatus from UC Santa Cruz, my friends and I decided to start a book club. There are 8 of us and we each suggested a few books. We're sticking to a schedule. There are ten books, and I thought I'd share the three I'm most excited about. Taipei by Tao Lin: We're starting July off with Taipei and I can't wait. I haven't read anything by Tao Lin, but the reviews boast it's one of his best works to date. Tao Lin is a 29 year old American novelist, and Tai......
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