Category Archives: Creative Pursuits

Unconventional Dialogue Tags

Like any industry out there, the world of writing has several rules–and several “rules” as well–that we’re expected to follow if we want our intended audience to know what we’re doing. I won’t go over these rules as any kind … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge Plans

Seen via slideshows on my YouTube channel in the following playlist: (Disclaimer and ulterior motive: due to changes in YouTube’s policy, none of my channels are currently monetized. I would like them to be, if only to have access to partner-only … Continue reading

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Author Newsletters: An Experiment

Also known as: Social Media Under the Influence Last night about, oh…. shy of midnight, I decided, in a moment of cold-pill-induced lunacy, to finally make an attempt at creating my own email newsletter. I’m thinking of calling it “Three … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Kindle Scout Times 2

There, that’s the problem right there. I’m sure many of us have received the notification by now…. Kindle Scout is coming to an end. I received the email about it April 2 some time in the afternoon…. a few hours … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Kindle Scout

Okay, maybe this is just me, but I’ve had some… issues, lately, with selecting books to nominate on Kindle Scout. No, this is not a troubleshooting question; it’s actually a “do I really want to nominate this book” question. See, … Continue reading

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“I Found it on Google”

That’s a lovely image you have there; where did you get it? Oh, that? I found it on Google. …. Stop! Step back, and listen carefully. You did not find that image on Google.

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Perplexed About: Fictional “Fat” People

That should read “fictional overweight people,” but “fat” works better for the title’s rhythm. Also it’s fewer letters and some sites are weird about title length. Anyway: The problem that bugs me lately is overweight people in fiction. Specifically, the … Continue reading

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My Authors, Male and Female

I’m a member of one of the NaNoWriMo groups on FaceBook, and the question of how many male and female writers we read seems to appear a lot lately on those pages. Granted, the real questions were about how many … Continue reading

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My Artistic Flaws to Overcome

Otherwise known as, my personal failings as an artist. 😉 Not exactly a “New Year’s Resolution” list–I’m nearly a month late on posting that–but it could serve the same purpose. Anyway, the things I’m trying to overcome as an artist: … Continue reading

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Guard WHAT on Duty?

A random writing prompt. Most of the signs are normal enough. “No trespassing.” “Trespassers will be prosecuted.” “Private property.” There’s even some of the weirder ones. “If you can read this, you’re in range.” Or “I can make it to … Continue reading

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