Reading Round-Up

Lately, I’ve been waiting for a specific update in my writing journey (and have been hoping for great news!). While I’m in somewhat of a state of limbo, I have been having some ideas float around for what stories I’d like to tell next, but mostly I haven’t been writing as much. I’ve been reading….…

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Rejection Therapy

Writing = rejection. Not for everyone and not all of the time, but you can’t exactly have one without the other – that is, if you’re going to put yourself out there.  I have written thousands of words, of short stories, of ideas that I probably will never share with the world. No fear of…

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Endgame

The real goal was never just a blog – it was to write a book. And, as much as I try to act like it wasn’t, it was quite the journey to get here, but I did it. And then I realized there is a whole other layer to my goal. I want to be…

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Write Like No One Is Reading

Hi! My name is Aly Torline – Welcome to The Alley Way.  Since I can remember, I have used journaling as an outlet for all my spare thoughts and my creativity.  I journaled about my experiences, especially those vastly different from my peers. I wrote about being the first bat mitzvah’d female in my family…

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Tall Poppies

Hi! My name is Aly Torline – Welcome to The Alley Way.  Tall Poppy Syndrome is the idea that people are criticized, resented, and cut down specifically due to their achievements. The term refers to the expectation that poppies – hard workers – should grow together. If one grows too tall, it is cut down…

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About Me

Hi! Welcome to The Alley Way.  A little bit about me: I hold an MA in Social Sciences from Wesleyan University in Connecticut – Roll Cards! And, I hold a BA in Political Science from CSU San Bernardino. At CSUSB, I competed on the intercollegiate volleyball team and was a three-time Conference Champion and AVCA…

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