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Character & Story

I had a discussion with a friend the other day about the novel (and movie) Gone Girl. I absolutely loved the book (although I haven’t seen the movie yet), and my friend just read the book and saw the movie with a friend.  566 more words


Still at it!

My critique partner is here and we’re going over my novel, chapter-by-chapter, page-by-page, line-by-line.

It’s going faster than I expected, and there are less corrections, but then we’re only on chapter four. 69 more words


Staying Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit

I met Doris online and found she had a wealth of information to help all of us live and enjoy a more balanced life.

Doris Richardson-Edsell is a retired Registered Nurse, yoga instructor, mother and grandmother. 1,961 more words




The technique for making thin, flat window glass was perfected in Normandy, France, in the 14th century. Known as crown glass, each piece was blown by a craftsman. 20 more words

Connie Taxdal

Why do NanoWrimo?

So, this is the last weekend before NaNoWriMo begins. I will be signing up for it again this year (or rather, my alter ego will be, but when it comes to being the one getting words down onto the screen, that pretty much accounts for the same thing).  542 more words


Experience: Rock Concert

I can’t remember the last time I wrote a poem. In fact, I have pretty much avoided it – forever. However, a while back I went to a concert with a friend to see two bands who I had heard of but never listened to. 495 more words

On Writing

Bad habits and whatnot

I’m coming to realize something mildly alarming.

I am extremely talented at doing the opposite of talking myself up (I’d say “talking myself down” but that sounds like I talk myself off ledges, proverbial and otherwise, and that’s not right). 83 more words