Monthly Archives: April 2010

New Camera And Clash of the Titans

While at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, I noticed the zoom on my camera was sticking. Then I realized I’d had it 4 years and used it extensively. Time for a new model. So I went online and was quickly overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Is Coming Up–May 9th

It’s Mother’s Day on May 9th. Have you figured out what to buy for your mom/grandma/mother figure? I did! (Doing my little happy dance around my desk) And because my friend always hits me up for ideas I’m going to … Continue reading

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How to Break A Heart

Emily Autumn has a great line in one of her poems: How to break a heart It is not difficult Anyone can do it So could you, if you tried Just find a light And switch it off As easy … Continue reading

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Write what you know

I read a really interesting article in The Writer magazine about how the concept of writing what you know makes very little sense. In his article, “Write what you know—and be sorry,” Kris Saknussemm drew comparisons to Mordor and bullet ricocheting around … Continue reading

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Leverage

Remember way back in middle school when you learned about levers and pulleys and inclined planes? At the time, nerd that I am, I found it fascinating. Good thing too because it came in super handy last night. I am … Continue reading

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Hitting Your Groove

Did you ever read a draft of something you wrote and feel vaguely unhappy with it? Like an outfit that doesn’t work but you can’t say what isn’t working. Worse still, every time you try to pinpoint the source of … Continue reading

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First Attempts at Writing

I came across an interesting post on Rachelle Gardner’s blog that got me thinking. Well, first it got me to comment. Then it kept rolling around in my head and finally I decided to blog about it. The gist of … Continue reading

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The things people say…

Sometimes I overhear snippets of conversation and I memorize it for future use, knowing at some point one of my characters will use the line. When my close friends read my stories they are always amazed at how tidbits of … Continue reading

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