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November 28, 2017

Little diversions that are worth the time to check out. I enjoy and learn from them and I hope you do too.

Merriam-Webster.com

Do you need a little of something?

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Determining the future.

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June 12, 2017

For writers, words are the artistic medium. We slather them on our “canvases” in unique combinations to create stories and poetry that are parts of us. The hopes, dreams, and wild imaginings we have are laid before readers so they can laugh, cry, soar with us, and be i...

May 23, 2017

My mother was a big proponent of education. When I was a child, Mom taught me my ABCs and had me reading before I entered primary school. If she could, she would buy me whatever book I wanted.

Mom used to play a phonics game with me too. She would say a word and I had t...

May 15, 2017

The cyberattack that's big in the news now is not to be taken nonchalantly. If you fall victim, your files are essentially locked and you are extorted to pay money to regain access to your data. But, guess what? Even if you pay, there's no guarantee you get your inform...

May 8, 2017

New writers may wonder how many words on average should be in a work. It depends on what your writing is geared to. Are you creating a short story, aiming for a book,

May 1, 2017

Aside from punctuation in the wonderful world of grammar, there is correct word usage. Consider to, too, and two.

Everyone is familiar with usage like I’m going to the store. But, if you mean I also want to go to the store, you need to add a second “O” to the word. I wa...

April 17, 2017

So, you're in the mood to write. You sit down at your PC hands poised over the keyboard (or pen hovering over paper) waiting for the inspiration to materialize-- hmmm. I'm sure some people have a story or an idea pop right into their minds. There are so many prolific a...

April 13, 2017

Welcome to my new blog! 

When I write, I find I initially use certain adjectives and nouns quite frequently. Repetitiveness is okay when you’re trying to get your ideas out and recorded, but for the finished product it’s not.

If an author uses the same words for an actio...

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