Month: September 2012

Miller Farm Friday

My latest email from the Miller Farm PLACES I NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE…  In a feed store parking lot next to trailers full of cows waiting for my chicken feed Standing two feet from thousands of bees while… Read More

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Debunking Must Dos for aspiring writers

When I started writing for publication, I repeatedly heard three “absolute must dos.” Years later and many published works, I have my own opinion about those MUSTs. #1 Write what you know. First, imo, writing what you know… Read More

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Miller Farm Friday – CHICKEN NUGGETS & Hatching Children

No recipes or no recommendation for the best fast food restaurant serving chicken nuggets. Although if you’re ever in South Fork, Colorado, I do highly recommend the chicken strips at Rockaway Cafe & Steakhouse. Rockaway is a small… Read More

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Texas talk, colloquialisms, and weasel words – in my writing?

I wish I could say NO WAY! Can’t. When I shared a recent chapter with my critique partners, one of them questioned this sentence, “He found himself in deep water.”   Not understanding that my POV character’s internal… Read More

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Acrobatic Chicken ends up in Miller “Chicken Infirmary”

Anthropomorphism is a literary technique in which  human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) are assigned to other animals, non-living things, phenomena, material states, objects or abstract concepts, such as organizations, governments, spirits or deities. (I’m quoting… Read More

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3 Necessities to be a successful writer

What does it take to be a writer? Is all you need to be a writer pen and paper or a typewriter or an iPad or laptop/computer with a word processor? Maybe all it takes is the latest… Read More

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Fowl Moving Day

Monday’s Labor Day holiday signaled the end of summer. For a large percentage of the population this week also signaled the start of school which in turn meant moving kids out of the house and back to classrooms…. Read More

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Labor Day from a writer’s perspective

Today is Labor Day. We pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. To celebrate the writers in the workplace, I’m sharing a blog and a video about the writing process. Nathan Bransford’s blog, “The Publishing… Read More

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What Unending Devotion Means to Me and a great book release

Happy Release Day to  Jody Hedlund for Unending Devotion! High-Stakes Drama Meets High-Tension Romance In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of logging… Read More

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