Author Archives: Irette Y Patterson

About Irette Y Patterson

Irette Y Patterson is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She has been published in FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Translunar Travelers Lounge and on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. When not writing, you can find her digging around in her garden or catching the latest musical in the theater.

Weekly Short Story: Seeds

For Patrice, Saturday mornings in Atlanta were for gardening. Not the kind of gardening that her grandfather did that required a tractor and fed four growing boys, but her tiny patio container garden.She grew enough on the back patio of … Continue reading

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Creative Life: Say Yes

Sometimes I feel as if writing is about a whole lot of little steps – like swinging from one monkey bar to the next on a kindergarten playground. You concentrate on one rung and then use the momentum to propel … Continue reading

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Stay Ready – Library Cards

Sometimes we have access to so many benefits that we don’t use Let’s take a library card. The digital version of my library cards allows me access to language learning sites, newspapers, and a movie site. I don’t call it … Continue reading

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Story Analysis- Legally Blonde The Musical

An analysis of the story structure of the very fluffy, very pink, Legally Blonde the Musical. Continue reading

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Creative Life – Defining The Goal

The idea about this article sprung from something I read about language learning. A man had set a Duolingo goal to reach diamond league (the highest you can go on the app) when actually the real goal was being able to talk with his German girlfriend’s parents. You can reach your goal, but if it’s not tied into your vision, it won’t give you what you want. Continue reading

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Stay Ready – Check for Fees

Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. Personal finance tips for creatives. Check the fees on your accounts. Can you get a better deal? Continue reading

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Creative Life – Junk Miles

There’s no harm in writing words for the sake of words, right? What training for a half-marathon taught me about junk miles and junk words. Continue reading

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Stay Ready – Emergency Fund or Emergency Plan

Conventional wisdom is to have 3 – 6 months of expenses as an Emergency Fund. But what about an Emergency Plan? Continue reading

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Honey Rock Melon Update

The honey rock melon plants have flowers! I made a mistake and chose this variety because I thought it was a cantaloupe. Still, it’s an heirloom variety which means it’s been around a long time and I can save the … Continue reading

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Creative Life- How Rights Can Work for Emerging Writers

Examples of how knowing copyright can financially benefit an emerging writer. Continue reading

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