Category Archives: author’s life

No Worries, There’s Always Tomorrow

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “If you had to have a theme song what song would you pick, and why?”  I figured that my theme song ought to tell something about me. There are two personal traits I tend to show … Continue reading

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My Terrifying, Gut-Wrenching, Blood-Curdling Experience

Our Friday Fox asked, “Have you had an encounter with a baby wild animal?” The mere thought makes me shudder. I imagine I ought to preface my response by saying that I am one hundred percent City Girl, and that … Continue reading

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Guest: Writer/Narrator Julia Valentine

Julia Valentine, a.k.a., “Miss Worm” I met Julia online when we were on live chats. We were of the same mind about some matters, and we are both cat lovers; (we teamed up on one chatter who dared to disparage … Continue reading

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Guest Author/Podcaster: Bryan Nowak and All Things Writing

I’m continuing to reach out to authors who not only write but help promote writing by providing other services. This month I asked fellow Dingbat author Bryan Nowak to tell us about his podcast called All Things Writing. This is … Continue reading

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Sometimes Even a Map is Useless

Men Trying to Follow VAGUE Directions By Jeff Salter [Hard as it may be for y’all to believe, this is wholly based on an actual experience from May of 2014, when I was contemplating a trip to Lexington to visit … Continue reading

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… And They All Lived Happily Ever After

Our Wednesday Fox asked, “What’s your favorite feel good movie?” I’ve mentioned that I don’t really watch a lot of movies, so whenever the topic refers to them, I need to spend a lot of time thinking. For this post, … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With Bloggers

Our resident hound asked, “What characteristics make for an interesting blog? Do you regularly read many/any blogs (besides this one)? Why or why not?” I read several blogs, though probably not as consistently as I would like. The main issue … Continue reading

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You Can’t Put a Square…

What kinds of activities do you engage in while mulling over your storylines? Have they ever helped you get over a stumbling block?  When I finally sit myself down, keys to the board, I fly away writing.  If I get … Continue reading

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Pondering

How I Deal With Issues In A Manuscript By Jeff Salter Topic: What kinds of activities do you engage in while mulling over your story lines? Have they ever helped you get over a stumbling block? I guess I should … Continue reading

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When in Doubt, Talk it Out

This week’s prompt was one I suggested: “What kinds of activities do you engage in while mulling over your story lines? Have they ever helped you get over a stumbling block?” I’m never at a loss for something to do. … Continue reading

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