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Monday Minutiae 02.24.2020

Vocabulary Quiz Minnesota Hot (adj.): Any temperature above 32 degrees after several days of sub-zero temperatures, + sun. It’s been a beautiful weekend here in the Twin Cities and when I went for a walk on Saturday afternoon, 40 degrees … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 02.03.20

Sloppy Copy This week I wrote “THE END” on my 4th manuscript—the crappy first draft, or “sloppy copy” as I and other English teachers have used in the past. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t actually type the words, “THE … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 01.13.20

Vocabulary Lists The last few years I’ve joined in on the One-Word-Resolution thing and it’s worked better for me than any list of resolutions I pretended to stick to in the past. Last year’s word was PERSEVERE and it was … Continue reading

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Saturday Summation Check-in – 02 May 2015

You know all those writers, authors, agents, editors, etc have posts about how if you are writing fiction, focus on your novel should happen over your blog? That. I’ve been eating-drinking-sleeping-breathing edits in the past couple of weeks. The manuscript … Continue reading

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Saturday Summation – 09 August 2014

Bits and pieces of things that caught my eye not only for my own interest, but enough to want to share with you, too… Writing Stuff: I read all over the place about authors getting accused by family members or … Continue reading

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