Writing: How I’ve Missed It!

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I haven’t talked much about writing lately. In fact, I didn’t even bother with a writing wrap-up or forecast to start 2016. However, writing has been on my mind a lot recently, and I’ve even made some progress. When we moved to Alexandria last November, I started keeping an eye on various Meetup.com groups for…

Pinterest for Writing

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Like everyone else, I use Pinterest for collecting recipes, decorating ideas, craft projects and other ambitious Martha Stewart-y ideals I’ll never live up to in this lifetime. But I’ve also been using it to brainstorm and collect story ideas. Note: My “typical” Pinterest usage is on a completely separate account (webchicky) from my word-related Pinterest account,…

Free Supplemental Courses for Writing (Coursera)

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In the past few years, MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) have become increasingly popular. You can now find these free courses online in almost any discipline from personal finance to guitar lessons to computer programming to advanced physics. Well-respected instructors present lessons from top-notch institutions around the world and in many languages. There are many…

Checking in Mid-Year

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It’s mid-July, which means we’re also more than halfway through 2015. I thought I’d use this week’s post to look back at my 2015 kickoff posts to see what plans I had in January and where I am in relation to them. Are they still plans I want to achieve? Do they need adjusting? Do I need adjusting?…

Online Course Review – How to Write a Great Novel

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Most of the Groupons that come through my inbox are for food I don’t need to eat or for services I didn’t know I needed. So I was surprised when I saw a novel writing class offered (at a hefty 94% discount, no less!) and decided for the price, I’d give it a shot. The…


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