Fun Stuff

Peacock Hunting

The owners of the company I work for live in Malibu.  Occasionally I’m asked to take papers over there to get their signature if they’re not coming into the office. That area has peacocks.  I stopped to take a picture of this guy. I didn’t want to get too close […]

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California Watermelon Festival

A week ago, I didn’t even know there was a watermelon festival.  But a friend of ours, Frank, not only told us about it, but paid for our admission.  Thank you, Frank! This was out by Hansen Dam in Los Angeles.  Not as big as the California Strawberry Festival that […]

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Just Yesterday in a County Nearby

This weekend, after a two-year absence, Star Wars Celebration returned.  This is a convention that moves around the country and for it’s return it came back to the Anaheim Convention Center.  Again on a limited budget, we only had tickets for Saturday, but what a Saturday!  By the time we […]

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The Complicated Mechanics of Stress

No One Answer to a Complicated Subject Last week, we went over the question of stress affecting one’s creative writing. Speaking for my own personal life experience (which is the only point of view I can offer our readers) I made the observations that extreme mental and emotional stress impairs […]

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Does Stress Affect Your Writing?

Stress vs Creative Writing – No One Wins When Dennis told me this morning he didn’t have any ideas on what to write about in this week’s blog, I immediately thought of something that would be a good topic to share with our audience. The topic of stress and creative […]

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The Art of the Brick

Yesterday, Kris and I were lucky enough to be invited by The Left Coast Mahjong, Art Show and Lego Cabal (friends of ours through Loscon) to go to “The Art of The Brick” exhibit at the California Science Center  https://californiasciencecenter.org/ “The Art of the Brick” is a traveling Lego exhibition […]

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Engaging All Your Senses to Create Your World

In my first post in this series, I wrote about why the environment you write in is important and how and where you find this most important place.  In the second part, I delved into taking that environment and making it more a part of your world, so to speak, […]

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Where You Write Becomes Your World

Still Chasing Dragonflies Hello, it’s Kristine again. Dennis is getting a much-deserved break and gearing up for this coming week’s GLAWS Writer’s Conference, so I’m back with a more in-depth look at last week’s topic of The Natural Habitat of the Wild Writer. Actually, he better be careful or I’ll […]

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The Natural Habitat of the Wild Writer

Meanwhile, While Dennis is out Dragonfly Hunting… Hi all. It’s Kristine Cherry again, coming to you from the Dragonfly Temple. What is that, you may ask? It’s a reference not only to my work-in-progress trilogy entitled, “The Dragonfly Temple Chronicles”, but also what I call my writing space in our […]

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What Inspires Me, Part 4: The Early Years.

So where did it all start?  Particularly, what inspired me to want to write science fiction?  Perhaps this should have been part one, but I just thought of it. The earliest shows I can remember watching – and I mean back when I was four or five – were “Astro […]

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