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Follies: Festive Friday 2

It's Friday again! This is going to be a brief post, because I am in Nashville.  However, I couldn't leave you to your weekend without another installment of festive Fridays, now, could I? In case you have forgotten, we're designing a crazy dance party for either you or your characters.  You can read the original […]

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Friday Follies

So here it is, Friday again. Since I often have a busy day on Friday, and sometimes don't have a lot of time for a blog post, last week I asked for ideas about a short, useful feature to begin on Fridays.  I got lots of great suggestions, because, well, I have the best readers […]

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Make Work

"Make work" is my all-purpose notation to myself that I use for both notes and on manuscripts.   It is shorthand for "Make it work," and a very handy two words. If I'm writing notes, and they are a bit sketchy, I add, "make work," because I know in my brain what I mean, I just […]

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They Call it Fear

First there was the story I read online about how the Northwest, including Portland, could expect a major earthquake of the sort that just decimated Chile sometime in the next 50 years.   I hate earthquakes.  I expect the earth beneath my feet to stay steady, thank you very much. Then I watched a little bit […]

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Make the Words Flow

I noticed something this morning when I was in the middle of writing an email. The words were flowing as smooth as a glass of fine wine.  I started paying more attention.  And realized that I was allowing myself to go a bit deeper emotionally in my response.  So I stopped and thought for a […]

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