As I write, and attempt to improve my skill, one of my concerns is the development of style. Over the years, I have tried to develop a consciousness to how I craft my words. 369 more words
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I can be a bit of a curmudgeon around the holidays. As much as I would like to blame the PTSD from my days of working retail at Christmas, most of my holiday-based anxiety is of my own creation: pairing my general intolerance for shopping with the self-induced pressure to find the “perfect gift” is asking for trouble. 928 more words
Never underestimate human laziness. It can make you millions.
Starting a new book is always a little tedious. Understanding and painting a mental picture of the ‘world’ you’ve just stepped into, becoming familiar with your new ‘friend’, the protagonist and quickly picking up the thread of the story can take a bit of effort. 437 more words
(Originally posted on 2/8/2009, on Writingscape V1.0)
Have you ever noticed how one minute, strangers you see on the streets look right through you, avoid acknowledging you or giving you the time of day, but the very next minute, if you happen to do something to trigger it, you’re human and nonthreatening and the Flavor of the Week? 446 more words