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Writing on Research: Car Crash (Broadside/ T-Bone, SUV)

One of my books begins with a broadside crash involving an SUV, but since I’ve never been in a crash or seen much outside of movies, I needed to learn more about the physics involved, common injuries, and how do … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Friday: Ailish and the Rat

Click here to read about my FF Keyword Challenge. Keywords: Vegan, Beach, Dogs Ailish and the Rat “I love running. I absolutely love running!” Ailish exclaimed. Her paws dug into the warm sand, propelling her forward with ever increasing speed. … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction, Keyword Challenge

I’ve been thinking for a while that I need to get some actual writing on my blog, not just “here’s what I’m working on” or sharing research finds. Trouble is, I don’t have much in the short story department, and … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of Where I Write

For 1 hour a day, occasionally 1 1/2 hours. Because nap time is it. That’s all I get. You see, I have 5 kids ranging in age from 18 months to 8 years. Before I took on the more daunting … Continue reading

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Writing on Research: Running Track & Field (Diagram)

I landed in the boat right where I was supposed to, but then an old hurdling injury reminded my knees why I didn’t jump anymore. (Novel, WIP)   One of my characters has a history in track & field. I … Continue reading

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Writing on Research: Exclamations (Non-profane, non-vulgar)

This is a nice list of uttered sounds that communicate a wide array of emotion, with definitions: 100 Mostly Small but Meaningful Interjections (Daily Writing Tips) A similar list but not identical, no definitions: Interjections (English Grammar Revolution) There are other sites … Continue reading

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Capture of a Waiting Room

One day my minivan needed its tires rotated and wheels aligned. I made my appointment, scheduled a babysitter, then off I went, completely forgetting that these sorts of things can take time. When I heard “3 hour wait,” I inwardly … Continue reading

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