End of Year Tips: Is Your Online Presence Up to Date?
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End of Year Tips: Is Your Online Presence Up to Date?

This week, I’m providing tips for end-of-year technology maintenance. These are activities that could (or should) be done once a month if you’re active on your computer, but AT LEAST do them yearly. Like this week. For most writers I know, life zooms by, filled with research, writing, editing, critique groups, reading, promotions (of our … Continue reading


Book Review: Bones Never Lie

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs My rating: 3 of 5 stars View my other reviews I eagerly awaited Kathy Reichs’ Bones Never Lie (Random House 2014),  latest in her series about forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan’s exploits as crime solver extraordinaire. I’ve read all eighteen books  and watched every Bones TV show three times (maybe more–doesn’t matter). … Continue reading

27+ Tips I Wish I’d Known About Blogging
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27+ Tips I Wish I’d Known About Blogging

A while ago, I wrote a post about what I’d wished I’d known before I started blogging. You can read the article here; I’ll summarize the six gold nuggets for new bloggers: only reblog 10% of someone else’s post. hot links are bad.  it takes a long time to write a post I need to … Continue reading

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How to Describe a Character’s Home

A character’s home provides the opportunity to tell us a lot about him/her without narrative. People decorate their homes in ways that make them comfortable with life. Corny though it may be, a home is your character’s castle. The interior might relax him, motivate, be his hide-out from humanity and the threats of the world. … Continue reading