Monthly Archives: November 2016

Are You Emily Dickinson? (And a Giveaway!)

Who wouldn’t swoon over a man who invented over 1,700 words? Seriously–1,700. Do a fact check on that one. When I was in high school, I had a strange obsession with Shakespeare. I knew he was completely messed up in … Continue reading

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Cats vs. Dogs

If I had to choose … I’d get a fish. They’re relatively easy to care for, don’t die when you forget about them for a few days, and won’t make my nose tickle. Though I wouldn’t mind a hedgehog … … Continue reading

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Acronyms and Other Weird Language

Wouldn’t it be fun to invent your own language? Can you imagine all the drama you could avoid? What better way to avoid conflict. Husband: Did you really back out of the garage … with the door still down? Me: … Continue reading

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Marketing Blunders

Comparing someone’s son to a fictional serial killer might not be the best way to gain a sale, but it certainly makes for an interesting story. Today my guest James Callan shares his less than effective sales tactics, because well, … Continue reading

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The Joys and Pains of Research Trips

Whatever doesn’t kill you … will likely humiliate, challenge and confound you, and eventually, if your’e a writer, end up in a story. I start every research trip with grand ideas, usually triggered by my rather explosive imagination: I’ll visit … Continue reading

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