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In My Day – Trigger Warnings

I’ve been writing these posts for a bit and they’ve been relatively innocuous. And, to me, this remains a relatively innocuous thing. That trigger warnings are something anyone sees as controversial is extraordinarily confusing to me. It becomes doubly confusing when the people who call it out are the ones who support MPAA ratings or spoiler […]

In My Day – Text Messages

I just finished writing a whole book that is entirely two teenager’s text transcript (and the people who got ahold of their phones during that time). So I thought I’d share some of my insights on text messaging I’ve gathered in the last 13 years of evangelizing real-time wireless solutions for businesses (and some individuals, too.) Fortunately […]

In My Day — Photography

A couple weeks ago I was on my very first panel at a con and the topic was “When I was Your Age…” and we discussed what YA authors should know about being an actual YA in the modern era. A bunch of folks on Twitter wanted me to share my insights with them, too. So to that […]

Email Etiquette or How to Write Like a Business Person

As any good writer I watch the assorted query feedback feeds on Twitter (if you don’t watch them yourself, check out #tenqueries, #querylunch, and #500queries just to name a few.) One thing I notice is that there’s a lot of basic email mistakes happening among writers. So, using my 13 years of business communication experience […]

Writing My Query — My Writing Processes

I’ve threatened a few times here and there that I’d write posts about my strange little processes that I’ve developed for this whole writing thing. If you missed it, I’ve written up a piece of my editing process on overused words and watchwords on Lara Willard’s site. I’ll probably re-write that somewhere along the line, […]