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Thursday, June 25
Write That Story! Don’t Let Fear Win
It’s said that, at the end of life, what haunts us ISN’T the things we did but the things we didn’t do. We can’t do everything in t...
Thursday, June 18
Getting Things Done: Reduce Your Stress Through Organization
Until recently I didn’t deal well with stress. Also, I wasn’t well-organized. (Stories, yes; life in general, no.) Then I read “ Getti...
Wednesday, June 10
Popular Writing Themes: The Secrets We Keep
Secret Keeping And Patricia Highsmith Last week I binged on Patricia Highsmith’s work. Specifically, “Strangers on a Train” and “T...
Friday, June 5
Writing And The Movies
Years ago I watched a reality TV show that chronicled Jamie Oliver’s (at times desperate) attempts to teach a group of unambitious youth t...
Wednesday, May 27
Getting Motivated To Write
Let’s talk about getting motivated to write. That’s something I’m having trouble with at present. That’s the bad news. The good news...
Friday, May 22
Video Games & Storytelling
After The Accident I needed to get my mind off my (extremely minor) physical maladies so I re-subscribed to World of Warcraft (WoW) afte...
Wednesday, May 20
Killing Your Darlings
Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings. — Stephen Kin...
Tuesday, May 19
Getting Back Into The Groove
Hi folks! It’s been a while since my last post. Sorry about that. Turns out that I’m having a bit of trouble getting back into the old groo...
Wednesday, April 29
A Bicycle, A Recycling Bin And A Tree: Oh my!
Just a quick note: Yesterday I was involved in a MINOR accident involving a bicycle, a recycling bin and an amazingly sturdy tree. I picked...
Sunday, April 26
Using Text-To-Voice Apps For Editing
I’ve been using a text-to-voice app for a few months now. When I load the dishwasher, dust, fold laundry, all the pesky little tasks of ...
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