Internet Chains

Internet Chains

There has been crap on the internet for as long as it’s existed. Anyone who’s ever used hotmail or yahoo knows the cycle of spam email, paying for new spam filters, and the emergence of new spam the filters don’t catch. Email chain-letters have followed the same format since the dawn of the interwebs, as …

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The Right Way to Write

The Right Way to Write

I can’t claim to be a writing expert. I don’t have any publications under my belt yet. But I have spent the last two years trying to make writing my full-time gig and I’ve learned quite a lot during that time. One thing I’ve consistently struggled with is my productivity. It’s great to work from …

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Taste Your Way Around the World

Taste Your Way Around the World

The World Showcase at Epcot has always been my favorite part of Disney World. When you think of amusement parks, most minds probably jump to the rides and perhaps the special character interactions. But I love what the World Showcase represents. It’s little pieces of the world in bite-sized chunks I can experience in a …

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A Shiny New Year

A Shiny New Year

It’s that time again! The time when we let the old slip away in favor of the new. We put all the negativity of the past year behind us and look forward to the bright new future. This is a fresh start. A new page, just waiting for new scribbles. It’s also time for New …

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

No matter what you celebrate, it’s that time of year again! The time of giving gifts, spending time with family, and giving thanks for the ability to do both. My husband and I will be taking a brief trip across the province to visit family for the holidays, so the blog will be on Hiatus …

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Building the Nest

Building the Nest

My husband and I have always wanted kids. Building the nest is the first step. We agree it’s better to create good habits now, while it’s just the two of us in the house, rather than waiting until we have a newborn. With all the chaos kids create, trying to create new habits on top …

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Sounds of the Soul

Sounds of the Soul

I’ve always needed noise in the background. There are rare occasions when I prefer silence, if I can get it, but I’ve always found music best way to block out the buzz of life. Not only does music sharpen my focus, it inspires me. Random song lyrics trigger character or plot ideas. Epic background music …

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The Disney Experience

The Disney Experience

Earlier this year, a friend of mine won a Disney cruise for her whole family (herself, her husband and their two young boys). When she returned, she commented to me that the most memorable part of the cruise was the help she received from the staff to accommodate her young children, from the day-care to …

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I Click Therefore I Think

I Click Therefore I Think

I’ve talked before about my love of RPGs. I like games which require thought and decision making. But RPGs aren’t the only games which force you to put on your thinking cap. Another game genre I enjoy is puzzle games, though they seem to be on the low end of most gamers’ esteem. Perhaps because …

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Influence Maps

Influence Maps

Influence maps are a popular exercise among artists. The basic concept is to make a collage of all the art and artists who have influenced and inspired your work. A friend of mine made a book cover influence map to show the authors and series which have influenced her writing. I suppose an equivalent exercise …

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