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Cursive Commentary

I’ve lately been revisiting an old skill and reconnecting with writing in the “olde tyme” manner. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back.

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Rediscovering the Fountain Pen and Penmanship

I’ve missed using a fountain pen. After decades of longing, I finally bought another one…an inexpensive one. To go along with that, I’ve also been practicing to revive my long-abandoned skills with cursive writing. In a way, it makes me feel more “writerly”.

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TV’s Unresolved Sexual Tension – 3 Resolutions

The moment you talk about Unresolved Sexual Tension (UST) between television characters, two things happen: 1) The audience (and maybe the actors) will split as to whether or not the pair should become a couple; and 2) Someone will bring up Moonlighting…more than once. The 2012 season gives us three examples of how to deal with UTS…or how not to deal with UTS.

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Writing Doldrums – Overwhelmed by the Crazy

I’m in a bit of writing doldrums. It’s not because I’ve run out of words or ideas. It fact, it’s sort of the opposite: I have so much I want to say, but with my self-filter on (something increasingly rare in the general populace, it seems) I end up saying nothing. I’m trying to find a way out of that.

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The Quiet Spell

Not long after I started my InArCreMo project of trying to get 50 art pieces done in 30 days, I sort of disappeared from my sites and severely decreased my social networking in general. This post is about the why of it.

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The Blog-slowdown Dog Days of Summer

A few of you have told me you’ve noticed I haven’t been posting to the blog as often as you’d become accustomed to. That’s totally mea culpa. I got enough piled on my life-plate that I needed to find some slack somewhere.

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Killing Time With “Switched at Birth”

I do something that is common to a lot of writers: when I’m not writing on one of my own projects, I often spend some of my free time working on fantasy projects. These projects are ones that for various reasons I can’t take on as my own. Right now, I find my imagination has been captured by the new show, Switched at Birth.

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Don’t Write What You Know

Before I read a lot of scripts and stories from new writers, I never realized that English teachers have done a great disservice to young people learning to write. These instructors say, “Write what you know.” Poppycock.

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