Monthly Archives: September 2013

It’s Fine As Long As It’s Perfect: Chapter Titles

“A common mistake authors make is choosing a title that has a particular meaning to them but that no one else understands. Choosing a title that sounds good but doesn’t clue readers in to what’s great about the book also … Continue reading

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Your Shoes

I’m taking an online course, Stunt Writing for Personal Growth. As I responded on an introductory survey, I’m taking the course because: 1. I’m writing a memoir but have not studied memoir writing with an instructor before; am interested in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

For this week’s theme, we were invited to submit multiple photos, experimenting with galleries, which I like, and which I have done before for the 2012 year in review. This week we’re looking at “lines and patterns in the world … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This week’s challenge is¬†Inside. I was going in a few different directions until I saw this shot at the Tate Modern by Mrs. Carmichael. Even though I’m being a bit of a copy cat, Mrs. Carmichael’s capture reminded me of … Continue reading

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Standing Desk: Bend and Snap

I’ve been standing for more than a week, and have received lots of feedback and encouragement.¬†Several people have suggested that I will want to purchase some kind of gel mat to stand on, so that’s on my list. The gigantic … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

Here’s this week’s challenge. And here’s my take: Evening moon with the Eiffel Tower, Paris Runners-up (feeling indecisive): Tweet

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Standing Desk: Getting to know you

My standing desk arrived on Tuesday! Although ironic that I sat down to put it together, I assembled it with IKEA-like ease. Here it is in action: I researched several options, sought advice from colleagues who have constructed standing desks … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name

“A good title should be like a good metaphor: It should intrigue without being too baffling or too obvious.” — Walker Percy, quoted in The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Eckstut and Sterry — Last week I … Continue reading

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