Author Archives: J.D. Sullivan | Author | Program Manager

Write Away – Kakistocracy

I love interesting words… This week, I’m obsessing about, “Kakistocracy,” thanks to a suggestion from Amy Forsberg in early August.  It’s not an easy word to twist in fun, or even to say just once (I had to practice), but considering … Continue reading

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Write Away – Moil

I love interesting words. This week, I’m obsessing about, “Moil,” thanks to a suggestion from Chris St. Clair. Here are some of the many definitions:  – To work hard : drudge  – To whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy.  – Glassmaking. a superfluous … Continue reading

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Out of This (Kindle) World – @kindleworlds

Trying My Hand at Kindle Worlds After three weeks of non-stop edits on my book, my brain has officially gone off the tracks. My progress has derailed. I’m sitting at a whistle stop letting off steam, looking up train expressions on The … Continue reading

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Write Away – “Petrichor”

Gotta love those interesting words.  This week, I’m thinking about, “Petrichor.”  (#amwriting) – A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. – Find this definition at oxforddictionaries.com. – Coined in the 1960’s. Do … Continue reading

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Write Away – “Canting”

Gotta love those interesting words. This week, I’m obsessing about, “Canting” (No, not catting).  Here are 3 of the many definitions: – To bevel; form an oblique surface upon. – To put in an oblique position; tilt; tip. – To throw with … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015 is Half Over!

In 2014, I participated in NaNoWriMo, along with other writers throughout the country and the world.  I wrote a minimum of 1,667 words a day between November 1st and 30th.  When it was over, lo and behold, I’d completed a Shitty First Draft (SFD) of … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Spices – Or Better Self-Esteem Thru Tuna Salad

Do you believe tarragon, pickle relish and tuna salad can make a difference in someone’s life?  They can, and they did for me. At my ninth grade commencement from Placerita Junior High, I gave a speech that began with, “Veni, Vedi, Vici.” … Continue reading

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Animals Who Think They’re People (#6)

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How Did I Get Stuck in The Chocolate Mountains?

Are you hooked on the Candy Crush Saga?  Have you been swimming in the Lemonade Lake? Recently, my friend Chris St. Clair completed her schooling to become a Nurse Practitioner (Congrats, Chris!).  She also made a rare trip to Seattle before starting a new … Continue reading

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Sorrel Puree

Do you love easy sauces that taste wonderfully gourmet? As of today, I’m a new fan of a Sorrel Puree, a quick and easy sauce for eggs and potatoes.  I found the recipe in Deborah Madison’s, “Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone,” … Continue reading

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