Down the rabbit hole..into creepiness

I spent too much time on Pinterest today, too caught up on boards listed as ‘creepy’. Why, you ask? Well, my only excuse is it started innocently looking up Halloween decorations. Next thing I know, I’m drawn into bizarre stories, ghost sightings, monsters, deformities, and just the downright bizarre. Once done, and I got off Read More …

Feedback Trolls and Snerts

I remember, back in the day of AOL chat rooms, the term ‘snerts’ described troll-like behavior. More importantly, this word stood for Snot Nose Egotistical Rude Twit. I think it certainly summed up exactly what we understand how the Internet Troll works. In writing, we also find a number of Snerts who give feedback, but Read More …

Writing Tip: The Pomodoro Technique

I found this neat page at the WriteToDone.com web site that explains using the Pomodoro Technique to get your book finished. The Pomodoro Technique is a productivity method using time increments to get the necessary work done in a set amount of time. This also provides breaks in the activity, believed to improve clarity and Read More …

Doublespeak vs vocab expansion

  Words have power. They can hurt or inspire. They impress and deter. Words create the foundation of civilization, of religion, and touch upon our expression to the world. In George Orwell’s 1984, the story mentions ‘doublespeak’ or more specific ‘doublethink’, where the government obscured certain ideas and concepts. I interpreted this as a deliberate Read More …