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How to restore Visual Studio 2015 after the Update 1 (dependency dance)

This post is prepared especially to save F# Advent Calendar in English 2015 schedule.

Note: Described fix is not permanent, VS may reset your changes in devenv.exe.config file… 629 more words

Tips And Tricks

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Thank you so much for joining us at Global Chatter Magazine! This is our first monthly issue and we are proud!  The goal of our magazine is to provide a place for the amateur writers, poets, singers, photographers, artists, models, fashionistas and editorialists of the world to share their talents. 753 more words


November 30

The last missive from these quarters told of a pending move to Cornwall. Said move has now occurred. What a month.

There’s still loads to do in the house, which will take time to work through (and money) but already the move has been worth it. 328 more words


Fiction That Wows: Stiff or Natural Dialogue?

November 30, 2015

Fiction That Wows Your Reader (Part 8)

Stiff Unnatural Dialogue or Natural Dialogue?

Whether you’re working on fiction or nonfiction, one of the techniques you need to master is how to write dialogue that flows and sounds “natural.” In other words, do your characters’ words read as if your reader is eavesdropping on a conversation that he’d hear anyplace in his own world or is the dialogue so stilted, it sounds like two robots reading from a high school English text? 739 more words


My Shop Small Adventure

One cool thing about being a a Penguin Kids author is that my fabulous editor Leila Sales (who is also a YA/MG author) sometimes reaches out to “her” authors to take part in events that involve the larger literary community. 208 more words

Public Appearances

Technique: Submitting to an Editor

(These are my notes and thoughts in relation to the Writing Excuses podcast Season 1, episodes 12 and 13. I will also disseminate this information to the topical sections of my resource section). 340 more words

Writing Techniques

Do I Really Need an Editor?

Hello, all! I hope everyone’s holiday was amazing and your turkey comas didn’t take you away from football … or more importantly, your writing!

I edited as much as I could between visiting family, toddler meltdowns, and house-hunting (yeah, that was my week). 458 more words