Wow. I barely have stats today. I’m looking at my log going, what the heck happened to Tuesday through Thursday? I know I worked those days…though, for the life of me, I can’t really recall those days. And being that … Continue reading
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My best friend has been talking about this book for some time now, and she let me borrow it several weeks ago. Dang. I wish I read it a long time ago. Not only has it been helpful in … Continue reading
The Hermitess and her smaller version received visitors today. Well, just one visitor…my good friend since high school, Mona. We haven’t seen each other in over a year! It’s unbelievable how quickly time slips past. Kept telling myself, gotta send … Continue reading
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Everyone says you need to read, read, read to understand how story works. While this is true, sometimes you just need to give 3:08 minutes of your undivided attention. [Warning: Contains graphic scenes.] I was turned on to this video … Continue reading
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How did you all do this week? Me? I did a little better this week as far as keeping track of my time. I suspect there’s still several hours missing, but I’m happy with the progress. I notice I have … Continue reading
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This week’s reading adventures led to the discovery of a great new fiction resource: Free SF Reader: Free Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror. The site is run by Blue Tyson, who also runs the site Free SF – Not Free SF … Continue reading
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This was the view of the clouds coming in at about 3:30 p.m. this afternoon in the High Desert. I took this pic on my way to “the office.” An hour and a half later, it looked like this: You … Continue reading
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Now we come to the third and most difficult part of an idea’s journey to becoming a first draft story, and that is the brain. That’s right. The very thing responsible for making us capable of placing words next to … Continue reading
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