Make a DIY Rotating Goal List

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Most of us seem to work smarter and stay organized by keeping a to-do list. The problem is that the projects are in constant flux, and you set out to achieve one thing only to be derailed by another. Sound familiar? Curated from http://www.curbly.com/users/matt-allison/posts/14240-#how-to-make-a-diy-rotating-goal-list This seems a sensible way to keep your goals and manage a to-do list too.

The Flash Fiction I Wrote for Inner Writer

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The Shoes at the Edge of Tomorrow Today I woke up and the world is broken. I’ve read about people having their shoes knocked off when hit by a train or a bus. But there are no trains, no skid marks, no blood or bodies. Just shoes. Far in the distance the sky is lighter, too light, without explanation. The lack of sound, as if it were vacuumed out of the air, surrounds me. It fills my ears, creating a buzz of nothingness inside my head. I smash-kick a shoe out of my way to make it stop. I love … Read more…

True Love Stories Never Have Endings

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I just watched the Veronica Mars episode where Duncan leaves with his daughter. Veronica pushing the old fortune cookie quote into her mirror was such a great ending for this episode. Sad and yet keeping the hope for more in the future. I’m not an expert on Veronica Mars but I don’t think Veronica and Duncan do get together again. Not so far anyway. As a writer… what would you say is the most romantic quote for missed love? Has a romantic quote meant something to you personally? Post it in the comments.

Crossing Lines

I wrote a short horror story and submitted it to Tor just now. I feel kind of bold and yet full of doubt at the same time. The weird thing about writing it was the moment I felt myself cross the line from sanity into horror. There was a point in writing it where I stopped and had to make myself find a way to write the rest of it, crossing the line from what is reality into what is more than reality. Not like fiction and non-fiction but that thing a nice girl wouldn’t write. Best wishes to me. … Read more…

Clear Your Head Before Writing?

I flushed this as a spam comment because it was on an old post which had nothing at all to do with the question asked in the comment. But, just before I clicked the magic button… I cut the actual question so I could paste it in here. See below: I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I’ve had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to figure … Read more…

What is Gaslamp Fantasy Fiction?

Though it’s been around for a while, I’ve just recently come across the actual name of what is now my favorite genre to read, Gaslamp Fantasy Fiction. I came across it quite by accident while scrolling on Twitter and decided to do a little research on the topic by way of searching the internet.Inspired by the classic work of nineteenth-century authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and the Brontes, Gaslamp is virtually an alternate take on Victorian times with a fascinating twist.Although similar to Steampunk, another fun variant that usually takes place using the same time period, Gaslamp lacks … Read more…

Content Shock

Let’s fast forward one more time to 2014 and look at the two factors that impact the economics of content marketing — the amount of content available and the amount of content consumed (supply and demand). Of course the volume of free content is exploding at a ridiculous rate. Depending on what study you read, the amount of available web-based content (the supply) is doubling every 9 to 24 months. Unimaginable, really. However, our ability to consume that content (the demand) is finite. There are only so many hours in a day and even if we consume content while we … Read more…

Working in a Library at a University

I like looking at job requirements in the communications industry. This one was posted for a university in Ontario, a non-student position. Requirements: •Grade 12 diploma •Recent college or university graduate (asset) •One, up to two years, in a related public-service position; •Demonstrated proficiency in typing and in the use of a computer; •Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and professional manner; •Ability to work fluently, orally and in writing, in both official languages, French and English. Job description: This position exists to facilitate the circulation of materials, including their loan, return, shelving and stack maintenance. •Participate … Read more…

Ghost Writer Fades to Black

You just can’t ghost write your way into being a thought leader. via Content Used to Be King. Now It’s the Joker.  | Scoop.it Blog. This is an excellent quote and describes how I have been feeling about the blogging/ web writing and publishing I have been doing for the past year. I’ve listened to what people tell you Google wants. Well, Google is not king and Google does not read this or any other blog. For now this site is on hiatus until I am ready to create my own content again.  No more ghost writing.