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Taking a Break

Recently I wrote about writer self-care and taking a break.  This week, being Thanksgiving week, I’m giving myself a break.  My oldest hobby is Lego.  I’ve been collecting since I was four years old.  I always use to ask my parents for Lego for Christmas.  I think for a while […]

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Another 15 Minutes of Fame, part two

The Digital Authors/BCX Writer Conference ended yesterday.  It was eight days long, starting last Saturday and Sunday, during the weekdays in the evenings and most of yesterday.  It can be exhausting, but it is well worth the education.  I skipped some of the self-publishing panels since I decided long ago […]

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Another 15 Minutes of Fame, part one

I’ve been spending the weekend at the Digital Authors/BCX writers conference.  While I didn’t moderate a panel this time around, I was a panelist on THINGS I WISH A PRO HAD TOLD ME WHEN I FIRST STARTED WRITING.  Along with me were fellow GLAWS writers Marco Subias (Moderator), Brandie June, […]

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Here We Go Again

The next Writers Conference is just around the corner.  Digital Authors & indie Publishing starts this Friday, November 6th, 2020.  As the last one, it will run throughout the weekend, in the evenings all week long and conclude the following Saturday.  That’s actually a lot of learning for your bucks.  […]

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Part of a Complete Breakfast

With the lockdown, especially here in California, church life has changed a lot.  We can’t meet indoors with anything over a hundred people.  But when you count in the pastor, the worship team and the tech crew, that leaves only about eighty people.  So the elders decided to hold the […]

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Done and Doing Fine

Yesterday I made my 96th blood donation, completing twelve gallons.  For all the time I’ve been married, Kris has gone with me to hold my hand.  She’s there to distract me and keep me from getting faint.  After all these times, I’m still such a coward.  But with the pandemic, […]

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I wish I had Time to Read a Book… Oh, Look…

Work is killing my writing at the moment.  If you look at the bottom, I only wrote about two hundred words this week.  So I even have less time to read.  But sometimes you need a break, and fortunately for me, we hit the jackpot on our last trip to […]

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An AFOL Weekend

Just the other day I was complaining to my wife that I felt in a rut with work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep, work, write, sleep.  And now that two people have left the office at my job and the remainder of us are picking up the slack, I often […]

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Zucczilla!

My wife works in homecare.  One day one of her clients gave her a zucchini.  One zucchini.  The one pictured above.  We named it Zucczilla. So the question became what to do with it.  I went to www.allrecipes.com for some ideas.  When I worked in Toyville in Stonewood mall, there […]

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Critique Groups are a Coming, There’s Dancing Tonight

With the pandemic shutdown, some of our critique groups have gone on hiatus and others have disbanded.  But the pandemic has also showed us new opportunities.  Just as we have had successful Special Speaker Events and a whole Writers Conference virtually, we can also have virtual critique groups virtually via […]

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