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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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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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Why do writer’s conferences inspire us to write?

I recently attended the @PNWA 2014 Summer Writers Conference, and as soon as it completed, I went to Buckley’s in Queen Anne for a quiet moment and a blackened salmon sandwich. But I pushed my plate to the side and moved my … Continue reading

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Jump, You Big Chicken, Jump!

What enables someone to fling themselves into the Blogosphere, pushing past fear of failure in a very public way?  I think it’s a combination of knowledge, chutzpa, and knowing they’re not alone.  I salute these brave souls. I’ve talked about … Continue reading

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