Category Archives: Miscellaneous

When Manual Meant Labor

Typing the Old-School Way By Jeff Salter Not sure why this came to mind, but I was recently thinking about typing speeds. Remember the typing tests with those odd paragraphs you’d have to type as fast as you could with … Continue reading

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Would You Continue Reading This?

Today I’d like to share an excerpt from my new WIP. I started writing this a few years ago, but I put it aside in favor of other manuscripts. It’s time now to pick it back up. I’m struggling to … Continue reading

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Reading Challenge 2021, Part Seven

I’d hoped to finish reading a fourth book this month, but family medical issues got in the way. Anyway, here are the three mysteries I read since my last set of book reviews: Murder at Elm House by Helena DixonA … Continue reading

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Stepping into the Past

I missed posting earlier this week due to some family issues that came up, I had to go out of town for an appointment and by the time we got back home I was wiped out and forgot that I … Continue reading

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I’m Good With Where I Am Now

“Have you ever visited a part of the country where things were done as in older time, or were far more modern than you are accustomed?” A long time ago when I was a child life was very different for … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Kings

Actually, it is one King. Or, one could argue, nine Kings or more. As readers and my colleagues here know, I am a fan of Stephen King. I do not usually recommend his work to people, however. The reason for … Continue reading

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Welcome Claire Gillies

Born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland, Claire’s homeland continues to be a stream of inspiration for her. A clothing designer too, Claire (Lorna) creates one-off bespoke garments using Scottish tweeds and tartans. Claire currently splits her time between … Continue reading

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Procrastinate? Maybe.

“To what degree does procrastination affect your writing projects? Do you have any theories about WHY you procrastinate on certain projects… or at certain periods?” I do better with my writing when I follow a set schedule. I like to … Continue reading

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Towing the Line

“If one — and only one — of your stories would be adapted for the silver screen, which one would you select? Would you prefer to write the screenplay… or just watch from the sidelines while the studio uses whoever … Continue reading

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I Can’t Pick But One?

If one -and only one – of your stories would be adapted for the silver screen, which one would you select? Would you prefer to write the screenplay… or just watch from the sidelines while the studio uses whoever they … Continue reading

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