Month: April 2014

The Main Benefit of Experience

The Main Benefit of Experience

There’s one big benefit to experience, actually. One main reason I tell beginning writers who ask (and some who don’t) to carry on to the end. Leaving out all the others (because they are there) here’s the biggie. Once you’ve

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Lost in Translation: Momentum

Lost in Translation: Momentum

I’m beating my head against another story. It just. does not. want to. GO. Part of the problem is that I didn’t have quite enough in the story to make me eager to write it. I mean, I started out

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Where’s My Damn Ark?

Where's My Damn Ark?

I lived for five years at the last house, and ONCE had water all over my back porch due to a washing machine issue. Two years at the place before that (same washing machine) and not a single problem. So

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Busy, Busy, Busy

I wish I had more to show for how busy I’ve been. Would you like a picture of how the “maintenance required” light no longer shows up on my dash, since I took my car for an oil change? How

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Fighting Inertia

Fighting Inertia

So I’ve been awfully tired lately. Since moving, we’ve been settling in, working late, having an awful lot of appointments…and so on and so forth. To illustrate how tired I’ve been–last week the kid went to respite. Dropped her off

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