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Category Archives: Truth and Consequences

The Inevitable Writer’s Block

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this month, you should be about two thirds done with your novel. If you’re not, don’t worry about it! And, either way, it seems like a good week to talk about writer’s block. Now, assuming that you’ve been writing this whole time, the most common forms of writer’s block, namely […]

Writers, Talking

If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this month, you should be roughly a third of the way through and might need a bit of a break. If you aren’t participating in National Novel Writing Month, that’s okay.  It’s still Friday and maybe you just need a break.  Either way, I think I’ve got you covered this week.  […]

Manuscript Submission Tools

If you finished your NaNoWriMo novel last month, you may want to submit it for publication. Here are tools that can help, via the Bookbaby blog. First of all, know that these aren’t all free and all require a bit of work! The first tool is Submittable.  It is free for “submitters” (ie. writers), actually, and […]

Pencils Up!

You should be finished with your NaNoWriMo manuscript by now. Either way, it’s done, so you can take a break. If you haven’t finished your work though, don’t give up. Keep writing! It’s really the only thing that matters.

Don’t Give Up!

If you’ve been grinding away at your NaNoWriMo novel, don’t give up! Seriously, no matter how close you are, or are not, to getting 50,000 words of your novel out before the end of the month, keep writing. It’s the only way your dream of writing a novel will come true.  I know it’s hard, […]

Work Related Changes

So, last week, we finally had layoffs at my company. No, I wasn’t one of them, and, in fact, we lost fewer people than some of our other offices.  Or, for that matter, many of the other people I know who are in the oil and gas industry.  And, while I don’t expect to lose […]

Keeping It Clean

Of course, I’m talking about your reputation on-line. Look, I’m a little pressed for time this week, so I’m going to get right down to it.  On-line, where no one knows all that much about you, really, reputation is everything.  Two weeks ago, I had a link for you with information about beating a polygraph, […]

To Tell The Truth

So, we’re a week into the New Year.  Have you done anything you want to keep secret? Hey, no judgement here!  Believe me, there are plenty of things that I would just as soon forget as ever talk about again!  Nothing, of course, illegal, or anything that would keep me from getting a security clearance, as […]

New Year’s Resolutions

So, here we are, the day after Christmas and just around the corner is New Year’s Eve. I don’t put much stock in New Year’s Resolutions any more, since 40+ years of experience tells me that they’re almost never kept.  But, that still doesn’t mean I won’t encourage you, gentle readers, to make some resolutions […]

Another Lap Around The Sun

I’m not sure where I picked up that particular turn of phrase. Well, it’s my birthday again. I almost didn’t bother with a birthday post, since I had a post earlier in the day, but, it’s sort of gotten to be a tradition with me, so, here I am.  Honestly, it seems kind of impossible […]


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