Blogs

After years of blogging on the Blogger platform, Diana has made the switch to Tumblr. If you’re unfamiliar with the social-networking site, it’s a micro-blogging platform that allows you to delve deeper than Twitter (though she loves those 140 characters) while not giving your readers the expectation of a lengthy post (like, Blogger).

So please follow her on Tumblr (and Twitter, and Facebook, and Goodreads, and whatever else is developed by the time you read this). And enjoy the embedded Tumblr posts here. If you want to view her full Tumblr page, here’s the link:  http://dianarwallach.tumblr.com

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      Rereading some of my #kindle notes on the horror novels I’ve read recently. One note for The Exorcist simply says, “Ok, this is messed up.” 😂
      Of all the possession books I’ve read recently, that author WENT THERE.
      Can you guess what scene I wrote that about?
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #horror (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      05/08/19

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      It is becoming increasingly impossible to work at my desk, when I have a mother robin feeding her newly hatched babies right outside my window. The cuteness is a procrastinator’s nightmare. #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #bird #birds #naturephotography #birdwatching #birding (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      05/01/19

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      There are beta reads then there are BETA READS. Thank you @gabytriana for epically helping me shape this rough draft! Diving in for round two armed and ready. #yahorror #horror
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/23/19

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      Still have 11 of my original #Ramona books from 1984. I also bought my daughter a box set with the new covers. So far, we’ve read RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8 and SOCKS. Thank you #beverlycleary for inspiring generations to read and write! Happy 103th Birthday!
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      #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #chapterbooks #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #amreading #birthday (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/12/19

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      Starting my first writing residence in North Philly. Wish me luck!
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #teacher #teaching #creativewriting (at The Lenfest Center)
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      04/09/19

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      Here’s me laying on my hammock reading, on the first perfect 75° weather day. And here is that hammock 20 minutes later, when I got up to eat lunch. That is a hawk pulling a snake out of a snake nest, and then going on to eat all of her babies. I’m not in the city anymore… #holycrap #snakes #hawk
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      #writersofinstagram #bird #birds #birdwatching #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #amreading #reading #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/08/19

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      Finished the book, so I had to rewatch the movie. Within 15 minutes, I Googled whether the author wrote the screenplay, because I’ve never watched a film so true to the book. The vast majority of dialogue is word-for-word from the novel. The answer is yes, #williampeterblatty wrote it and won the #oscars for the #adaptation.

      QOTD: What’s the scariest book you’ve ever read?
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      #theexorcist #horror #horrormovies #horrorstories #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/08/19

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      Doing some research, and my reading buddy keeps falling asleep on me. #catsofinstagram #japanesebobtail
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #amreading #catstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/02/19

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      The gang’s all here! First time putting all six of my books on the shelf together. It’s a pretty happy view. #shelfie #bookshelf
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      03/28/19

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      Awesome day celebrating END OF THE LIE! Thanks to everyone who came out today!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Ridley, Pennsylvania)
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      03/24/19

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      Got to meet one of my writing idols last night! @halseanderson’s SPEAK should be required reading in all schools, especially in light of the #metoo movement. Can’t wait to read SHOUT. And she was nice enough to give me advice on how to engage students in urban schools. Great night!
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #lauriehalseanderson #speak (at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania)
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      03/21/19

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      Hey guys! Did you know that I will be doing a reading and signing this Saturday, March 23, at 2:30 PM at the Ridley Township Library! Who says you can’t go home again? It is so meaningful to do this signing for the final book in the series, in the town where I grew up, at the library that started it all! Come out and see me!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #thriller #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Ridley Township Public Library and Resource Center)
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      03/20/19

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      A good mail day…hello, lovelies! #anastasiaphoenix #trilogy #finale
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #thriller #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      03/13/19

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      Sometimes I get so caught up in the “work” of it all that I forget to step back and look at the accomplishment. Shout out to my husband for reminding me that today I publish my 6th novel. Wherever I go from here, I will always have that.

      Here’s a toast to Anastasia Phoenix and END OF THE LIE! 🥂 📚
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      03/04/19

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      Walking back from the bus stop, after sending my kid off with a two hour delay. Something about a snowy day in the woods makes me feel like a real writer. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out like #misery.
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #booklovers #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #snowday (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      03/01/19

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      A few years ago I shifted from a “pantser” to a “plotter.” While it takes a bit of the spontaneity out of it, I found that I can complete a manuscript much faster with a thorough outline.

      The outline for my current work in progress is seven pages singlespaced. Believe it or not, that is significantly shorter than outlines for previous books. Upside? Yesterday I wrote 3,000 words before lunch, because I knew exactly where the story was going. #shelfie

      QOTD: Are you a plotter or pantser?
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      02/22/19

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      1,138 pages read! As a reader, I was blown away by how vivid his descriptions are, and I am inspired by how he made the town of Derry into a character. The one drawback for me was the unexpected Law & Order SVU scene at the end. Still thinking about that…
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      As an author, my favorite part was the last page that reads: “This book was begun in Bangor, Maine on September 9, 1981, and completed in Bangor, Maine, on December 28, 1985.”
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      Every #aspiringauthor take note— there is no overnight success. Great work takes time.
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       #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #it #stephenking (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      02/15/19

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      Listening to the sound of freezing rain on the roof while the kids enjoy their #snowday in the playroom and I try to work on the kitchen table. Counting the minutes (seconds?) until someone screams “Mommy!!!!” #authorlife #amwriting
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      02/12/19

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      Sometimes, you just need to work on your couch. #workfromhome #perk #amwriting
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      02/05/19

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      Enjoying an early birthday celebration poolside while the world freezes outside. #amreading #thediviners
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #libbabray (at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
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      02/02/19

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      A book well read! About halfway into #stephenkingsit.
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      Daughter asks: Why do you put all those stickies in your books?
      Me: Because when you become an author, you don’t just READ anymore. You learn.
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      #writersofinstagram #aspiringauthor #aspiringwriter #stephenking #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #bookshelf #it (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/22/19

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      My 7 year old: Is that the biggest book ever written?! Omg!

      My husband: Are you reading the dictionary?

      Stephen King likes his words… #amreading #it #stephenking
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      #writersofinstagram #stephenkingbooks #stephenkingsit #stephenkingfan #horror #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #bookshelf #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/15/19

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      To quote @natashabedingfield, “Staring at the blank page before you…”
      With final copyedits of END OF THE LIE done, today I start Chapter 1 of a new project. Outline is done, comp books have been read, now let’s DO THIS! #amwriting
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #aspiringauthor #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/10/19

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      Copyedits for one book done yesterday, so plotting for the next book begins today! I’m thinking of writing a YA #thriller with a ghost POV. So I’m rereading #thelovelybones by Alice Sebold and #rememberme by Christopher Pike for background inspiration. Got any recommendations of great books with a ghost POV?

      (Please excuse Princess Mittens who now photobombs everything. It’s hard enough to get to stop diving at my ponytail while I type! 😂 🐱)
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach #catsofinstagram #catstagram #catsofig #japanesebobtail (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/08/19

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      Live action shot of the 2 screens and 3 reams of paper it takes to upload copyedits into an MS Word chart for my publisher.

      It’s hard not to dread this part of the process (think: page 22, line 16, add the word “the” before “cat”). But every time I start to complain, my husband quotes The Godfather 2: “This is the business you’ve chosen!”
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      Honestly, despite how tedious it is, I am grateful every time I reach this step of the process, because it means I am still a working #author.

      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach #aspiringauthor #novelwriting (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/04/19

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