Category Archives: Uncategorized

Expository Lumps

Today, I’m going to steal from three sites who explain Expository Lumps very well: Gary Corby’s A dead man fell from the sky…, cochisewriters, and everything2.  After the line, there is nothing original of mine.  Please visit the sites if you would … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Potentially Useful Tip #2 – Macro for William Shunn’s Formatting

I like to write/edit with single line spacing, an extra line between paragraphs, and no indention on paragraphs.  I don’t really care what font I use.  However, I have to submit with different settings. This used to mean time taking … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

New Goals

I took a break from writing while completing my Masters.  I took a further break for about six months after I graduated.  I have, however, been writing actively again for about four months and am now in a writing group … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Archetype Among Us

I had never really thought about where the concept of zombies originated. Now I know; I saw it. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Return of Dreams

I’m not just a lucid dreamer (someone who is aware that they are dreaming while they are dreaming); I’m the Freddy Krueger of my own dreams. Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

The “F” Bomb

I think everyone knows what that title means: Drive Failure, the F’n Drive Bombed Out – everything is gone.  This is a courtesy reminder to all you writers out there, learned from a very recent, painful, deflating experience, back up … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Survival

From PSU Software Engineering Orientation (the activity is not important, learning to work in groups using the tools supplied by PSU is important): You and your companions have just survived the crash of a small plane. Both the pilot and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Keys to meaningful work groups

A.     Yelling at and belittling others encourages them B.     Conversations should wander while rarely touching on subject matter C.     Derogatory remarks are encouraged, especially when they are unrelated to the issue at hand D.     Expect others to do their part … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Remorse

I saw something pure, and it was beautiful.  As close as it was, it wasn’t perfect, just pure.  I saw a flaw and tried to fix it – maybe others had done so over time.  At first I was trying … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

20-Minute Writing Exercises for March

The following is a set of writing exercises involving a feeling (fear): For 2 minutes, list the things you are most afraid of. For 2 minutes, find three common traits in the list.  If there are more than three, mark … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 3 Comments