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Thoughty Thursday: Things that made me go hmmmm on the interwebz April 6-12, 2014

Short weeks are often difficult. You seem to have to do your full week’s work in only four days. Hence the lateness of this post. 200 more words

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eHow Renovation Update

It’s been a few weeks since we unveiled our plans to renovate eHow, and it’s all we can talk about around the DMS offices. But since most of the work has been behind the scenes, we wanted to shed some light on what we’ve been up to. 254 more words


From the Archives: How the Life of a Writer Resembles a Bee

To celebrate the one year anniversary of my blog (March 13th), I’m publishing select posts throughout the year under the title “From the Archives” for those who may have missed them the first time around. 867 more words


Short story. Dirty lawyer.

With no disrespect for those who practice law here is my short story for Wednesday write-in at Cake. Short and Sweet.

Prompts: fly in the ointment  ::  suspect  ::  fairytale  ::  green  ::  shame… 225 more words


How to plagiarize your life for your story

I called a government agency to provide them with my new address because it could not be done online, though other agencies had that capability. As anyone who has encountered automated call systems you can guess where I am going. 390 more words


Tipsday: Writerly Goodness found on the interwebz April 6-12, 2014

Another eclectic bumper-crop here on Tipsday.

Wired podcast with Elizabeth Bear:


MJ Bush’s WritinGeekery. A balance of strengths to take your story higher.

http://www.writingeekery.com/strength/ 223 more words

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World of Words: My Experience at Festival of Faith and Writing

I had the privilege of attending the Festival of Faith and Writing or #FFWGR on twitter hosted by Calvin College every two years. It’s THE literary event and it floods our city with artists, creative, wordsmiths, and readers. 806 more words