Getting Boo’ed

While writing another piece about giving myself permission to write a first draft that may suck mightily, I had to dig down to the root of all my avoidance, procrastination, and rationalization. It was a fear, of course; the fear of being incompetent. I initially thought it was fear of people seeing my incompetence until I…

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A Hysterical Scold’s Guide To Muslim Indoctrination

While the rest of my generation seems to be engaged in a collective SQUEEEEE over the new Star Wars film, I’m at home banging away on the ol’ laptop. Putting together letters to form words that make phrases which grow up to be sentences and go out into the world to express ideas is not…

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It’s OK To Suck

So I’ve been working on my first novel, in the planning stages – pretty much figuring out what story I want to tell at this point with some consideration to the ‘how’ as well. 95% of the work is going on inside my head with the distilled results dropped into the turgid beginnings of a…

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The Trump Effect

Great. Another person on the Internet with an opinion on Donald Trump. Just what you wanted to read, right? On the off chance you actually do want to read my opinion on Trump, it’s in this footnote. But more insightful writers from across the political and cultural spectrum have produced reams of opinion pieces on…

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The Spam Mail Bag – Writing Back

When I switched around my hosting earlier this year (and gave my blog this new, spiffy home), all my junk email prefs couldn’t transfer from the old server to the new one. That meant I started getting all the spam that previously never made it past the server. While I am ‘teaching’ the new server rules…

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