Tag Archives: filling the well

Writing Thursday: Gifts Writers Will Use; or, What Not To Get Me For Christmas

I found this list prior to the holidays, but declined to post it then because I didn’t want people to think I was fishing for gifts.  I’m not.  Really.  But I found the article thought-provoking because the author was so … Continue reading

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New Year, Old Project: The Cookbook Update

Hello, and Happy New Year, interwebs!  I decided to take last week off from blogging–from the internet in general, actually–which is why there were no postings last week.  I probably should have announced it in advance, but it was a … Continue reading

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Leggo My Legos; or, Giving Yourself Permission To Play

I was chatting with my across-the-corridor cubicle neighbor at work the other day, and the subject of Legos came up. “Yeah,” he said, “I used to really love those when I was a kid.  But I haven’t played with them … Continue reading

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Exercises For Writers; or, Keeping Your Fingers — And Brain — Nimble

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) I’ve been doing some yardwork recently — trimming the seriously-overgrown hedges, which had gotten up to 15 feet tall or more, back to a more reasonable 6 foot height. As you can … Continue reading

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Airships and Boilers and Gears, Oh My; or Getting My Steampunk On

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) Beloved Husband and I are spending the weekend at a steampunk convention. It has been a good convention, if a bit less busy than most of the conventions we attend. But it … Continue reading

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Research; or How To Justify A Road Trip

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot)   In the latest installment of my ongoing saga of how to use up my surplus PTO, today (later today, after I’ve slept, that is), I’m going off to do some research. … Continue reading

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Idea Shopping; or, My Day On The Mall

(This posting originally appeared on The Melt-Ink Pot) As I mentioned last week, my goal for this past Tuesday was to hang out somewhere besides my living room and do some brainstorming for story ideas. I ended up on the … Continue reading

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