Blog and Thoughts

Here we have the thoughts and ramblings of a semi-sane author with too much time and coffee on her hands. Some of it may even be good. But no promises.

Journal Thoughts

Happy New Years Ya’ll

Happy New Years
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Journal Thoughts Philosophy

People communicate weird, especially when debating

Ever notice that some people seem to communicate on a different frequency compared to the people around them.
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Journal Thoughts Painting

Brainstorming for a new painting… it’s not going anywhere

Currently brainstorming for a new oil painting... So far, I have half a dozen ideas and thumbnail drawings, but no...
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Journal Thoughts

The average vocabulary (in the USA) is depressingly weak

Are the words we use every day shallow and weak compared to the vocabulary in the past? Seems like it....
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Journal Thoughts Writing

Curse of the strange capitalizations in writing

I don't know what failed in my brain circuits or when, but I still have a problem with capitalizations and...
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Writing

A strong attempt for painting a book cover

I'm still happy with how the painting for my short story book cover is coming along. I honestly didn't think...
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Journal Thoughts

Is it even possible to have unique thoughts nowadays?

I am sitting here, drinking tea this early Thanksgiving morning, pondering if there are any truly unique thoughts left to...
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Writing

A Study of Creating Genius: Sherlock Holmes

In the spirit of character design, how does one write a genius character? I’m still learning this skill, so let’s...
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Editing Writing

My Writing Process: Editing to Smooth Out Your Baby

You finished the rewrite? Great! When you examine the first draft vs the second, the changes and improvements should be...
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Writing

My Writing Process: Rest, Review, and Rewrite

Yay! The first draft is done. Well done, that is an amazing accomplishment many people never reach. Celebrate! And take a...
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Writing

My Writing Process: The Painful First Draft

For the next collection of random tips I've learned from about creating a book, let's transition from outlining to writing....
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Writing

My Writing Process: The Outline

Starting a new project can be a daunting task and a novel is a big project. Figuring out your writing...
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Writing

Using swearing in writing

To swear or not to swear. This is the question many writers face. Swearing in writing is even more a...
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Philosophy Travel

In Reading from the Stoic Seneca Today…

I started reading Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic today and, as expected, the first paragraph of the first page and...
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Writing

Poem: Until you have a home

First attempt at a poem I plan to use in a later book. If you’ve no home to stay, Keep...
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Writing

Planning out and writing character descriptions

When I first started writing, I’d see all the lists of character descriptions and traits that are recommended to have...
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Writing

A Quick Tip for Finding Writing Inspiration

Ahh, a new writing project. Or adding on to current ones. Whatever it is, there's nothing worst than running out...
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Short Stories Writing

Stort Story: A Sucking Wound

The door was locked. Axel jiggled the handle again anyway. “What? Still no luck? Imagine that.” Martis’s rasping voice, dripping...
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Travel

It’s Fine to Feel Fear

My only (so far) trip to New York City was for a work convention. The convention was two days and...
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Writing

David and Goliath

I was reading this story as I was thinking of what to write for today’s blog post. One thing that...
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