Year: 2020

Teaching English – (Hopefully) Hilarious Tales from the Classroom

As I’ve mentioned before, one thing I do is teach English online to students in other countries. You start getting funny stories pretty quickly. Some are a result of a mental translation gone wrong. Some are a result of a student not having the vocabulary they need and having to get creative. Some are a …

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Dialogue Writing Tips Part 1 – What Makes Good Dialogue?

Many, many, MANY people know how to come up with a good storyline. Plot structures and twists come easy to them. But there’s one area of writing proficiency that still eludes them. Ironically, it’s the one they actually have the most experience with: Dialogue. I say they have experience because, after all, most of us …

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Book Update! First Look at Shard’s Cast of Characters!

We’re getting closer and closer to Shard‘s release date, and I’m getting more and more excited. Rest assured, I’ll be updating you all with the new developments as they happen. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the main and supporting characters of Shard. Please take a look around and get your first sneak peek …

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4 Words Never to Say if You Want to Be Happy

Have you ever had a conversation that changed your life? You’re not looking for anything profound or meaningful at the time, and then, out of nowhere, someone drops some words of wisdom that change your perspective forever. I admit, it’s not an everyday occurrence, but when it does happen? That’s a moment to be treasured …

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Crazy, Odd, and Out There – Random Thoughts #1

They’re too long for tweets, too short for full posts. They’re random thoughts! Are they worth reading? Or at least mildly interesting? Jeez, I certainly hope so. Today’s Random Thoughts! Hummingbird-ese I wish I could speak hummingbird.  Then I could tell those crazy little macho fighting machines outside my window that the feeder they are …

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