Heather Christena Schmidt

Mom, first * Writer, second * Misanthrope, always

My husband works in film. Well, sort of. He works for a multimedia marketing firm that makes trailers, sizzles, and other promotional materials for upcoming movies (including those dumb, digital billboards you see at the mall). He’s in the Disney division, so basically Disney movies have been forever ruined for us – not that he’s …

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I have always had a love-hate relationship with blogging. I was told when I became a writer that all writers had to have blogs to help sell their writing; that an agent or a publishing house won’t take you seriously if you don’t already have an audience. Well that didn’t – exactly – pan out …

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Four years ago, I wrote a blog post about starting to paint again. It was really crazy, actually. I hadn’t painted or drawn or done anything artsy or craftsy in years. I mean I wasn’t even a Pinterest mom at that point. Blasphemy, I know. I literally wanted nothing to do with art, and the …

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