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To Increase Word Count, Lose the Attitude

I recognize attitude when I see it, a teenager’s eye roll, a cat’s saunter, a waiter’s dismissive shrug. So, I received an unpleasant surprise when I evaluated my year-to-date writing progress. Instead of a completed novel, I found a big pile of ATTITUDE. I’ve written several posts about finishing my novel. (See here and here.) …

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Not Quite Over You-Goodreads Review

Silver Tesdal and Drew Lovato’s passionate high school romance ended when Drew left for college. Despite her pregnancy, their lives took separate paths. She thought she’d moved on, but when their spark reignites will she end up heartbroken again?

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Set That Clock!

I reset my clocks on Saturday. A simple action that added an hour to my week. If I did that daily, I might complete my annual goal list, the uber-ambitious January plan. Instead, Halloween has already crept by, and Thanksgiving is lurking outside my front door. (That’s Christmas skulking on the street corner. Don’t believe …

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Ol’ Crimson, Cougar Fans, and College GameDay

Everyone cheer! ESPN’s College GameDay finally came to Pullman! What? You don’t understand the significance?  I bet whether or not you’re a college football fan, you will appreciate the story leading up to the October 20, 2018, broadcast. It’s a tale of school spirit, perseverance, and small-town pride. If you’re not familiar with the national …

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I’m Learning!

On a scale from novice to expert, how would you rate your technology expertise? Are you a Neanderthal or Einstein? Although I’d never be mistaken for a software genius, I’d peg myself a few notches above clueless. I’ve learned to download an app, send a text or an email, and navigate social media. I love …

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Smack into Fall

This morning when the alarm rang, my bedroom was dark. Pitch dark. I got up before the sun bothered to rise. It’s not because my wake-up time changed, it’s because autumn arrived. According to the calendar, it’s the correct time for the fall season. After all, as George R. R. Martin points out in Game …

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Trolly for Seattle Storm WNBA Championship parade

Congratulations to the Seattle Storm, 2018 WNBA Champs!

I’m not going to lie. Life in the city comes with challenges-noise, traffic, and much smaller grocery stores-but there are also advantages. One of the best perks is proximity and access to fun events. Last Sunday I walked a few blocks to the Seattle Center and cheered on the Seattle Storm, 2018 WNBA champions. (That’s …

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