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Help for California Fire Victims

Where I am, we are safe. There are fires around us and my allergies are in charge right now, but I am not complaining. There are people who lost everything. The scary part is, this isn’t even the time of year when fire season starts. And thanks to global warming this may be the new […]

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – Oh Crap!

This is going to be a quick post because if you haven’t guessed yet from the title, I am waaaaay behind. Usually, by this time it goes one of two ways. Either I am cruising and just about finishing or I am so far behind that it is going to take a herculean effort. Not […]

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Programming Note – Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all even if you don’t celebrate I am still wishing you a happy week and am thankful for you coming here! This blog will be shut down until Monday, November 27th so I can cook, spend time with family, and celebrate!  

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – Help I am stuck in quicksand!

I am so far behind on my words! This is usually the time I start getting bogged down in my story and am trying to add details and depth. But I haven’t even had a chance to do that yet. My apologies to anyone who noticed I forgot to post yesterday. Sometimes life seems to […]

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – Dumb conversations!

Hello to all you writers and especially to all the NaNo’ers out there! How are you doing? Has your plot run out of steam? Or are your fingers flying off the keyboard? I am actually caught up on my daily numbers and am trying to push ahead as I have two very important birthdays this […]

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Correspondence from the NaNo fields – World building is hard!

Hello! How are all you writers and NaNo’ers doing? I fell behind on my word count right away as of course all my client’s programs/servers/websites needed attention! But I managed to almost catch up on double Saturday.  I also donated because if you enjoy writing whether or not you participate in NaNoWriMo, they do a […]

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The art of desensitization and how it can help your writing

If you have seen the trailer for the next Star Wars movie The Last Jedi then you have seen a Porg. It is that really cute creature that is sitting with Chewbacca and is pictured on the right. This particular Porg looks an awful lot like my latest rescue kitty, Prozie. Hang with me for […]

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If you build it they might not come, and that is ok.

I have talked before about writing because you have a story in you that needs to get out, or because writing is something that you love. The fact is, its quite probable that you will never become a millionaire by writing and that is ok. You might be able to make a decent living from […]

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“Now re-edited” – the kiss of death or at least stinky breath.

About once a week during one of my day jobs I come across something interesting. I will see an ebook and in the beginning of the description it will say something like this: Now re-edited! Usually accompanied by a date when the supposed re-edit took place. And my first thought is what a shame and […]

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Prepping for NaNoWriMo – Are you going to join this year? Please say yes!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. Are you ready? I know, I know, there is still almost three weeks before the first day but this is about when I like to start thinking about what I am going to write and what my writing goals are this year. I have made […]

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Breaking the rules

There are so many rules to having a presence online.  I know them well. After all, I tell them to my clients, because the rules are there for a reason. When it comes to blogs, I tell people that they are like babies, they need a lot of care and feeding before they grow. Another […]

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When all you got to keep is strong, Move along, move along like I know you do -The All American Rejects Move Along

My family and I celebrated the New Year differently this year. Most of the time we reminisce about the past year, what we would like to change, and look forward to in the next coming year. We even have a tradition where we have a fire and we throw small branches of pine in and […]

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"He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary. 'It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,' he used to say. 'You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.'"
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Be like the energizer bunny! Keep on going and going and going…

Writing is hard. Typing words is easy, but writing is hard. I know there are a lot of people who think that “if you publish it, they will read it” but they are so massively wrong. No one is owed a reader and even if your quality and story is good, it doesn’t guarantee that […]

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The one cool trick to tell if you are stressed.

Long day so this is going to be a quickie. It is really important to your overall health to decrease stress. Before I became a software engineer extraordinaire I worked in mental health where I met Mr. Paula who was an intern and is now a Doctor of Psychology. So this is legit. Take your […]

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True writer confession – I am a horrible speller

Writers are suppose to be good at writing stuff, right? Except there are so many elements that go into writing, some depending on what you are writing.  I don’t know how you could master all of them. Every time I think I understand one part of plot writing I find an article that takes me […]

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