Why am I reading this?

Because we’re gonna have fun! The main reason people read Newsletters and Blogs is that they like to connect. Blog readers are fascinated by glimpses into different lifestyles, homes, hobbies, and points of view. Blogs offer insight into everyday lives, how it feels to be that person, and live that life. So, let’s … read more

No one screamed and ran out of the room!

No one screamed and ran out of the room!

In the @gullickwriter fiction workshop session at @WritersLeague #writingworkshop17 it was the turn for Matryoschka Daughters to be work shopped. Lots of hot tips on how to make it readable. Anticipate months of fun. And yes, an earlier version was so controversial that one workshopper claimed and boycotted the time … read more

about me

What would I do without a brag sheet, aka, About Me?

I presumptuously write relationship novels and short stories that use Science Fiction tropes and memes, with a soupcon of literary fiction.

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#writersworkshop17 Tuesday

#writersworkshop17 Tuesday

Hi! Hanging with Charlotte Gullick and the gang in the advance Writer’s League of Texas @WLT in Austin, Tx Photo compliments of ACC, Austin Community College. It’s one of the lockers.

Reaching #GenZ

Reaching #GenZ

By now, you probably know that we live in a rural county reported being in the bottom 10% average family income for the USA. This generates issues with availability of public outreach to cover children at risk. 

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We’ve always DUNG it this way

We’ve always DUNG it this way

Ever have a disaster with a bank, credit card company, or the ‘trustee’ of your retirement account? Ever have the same disaster, for three weeks with the company that was all three? Ever have your credit drop 100 points because of a screw up that you had no control over?

Yep, more #amwriting muse for my #matryoschka.comWe've always Dung it this way Click To Tweet

I just went through this. All my money was in ‘limbo,’ with no ability to write checks, pay bills, and previous checks were bouncing. Nothing formal like a ‘hold,’ or ‘pending xxx.’ I’ve cleared it up by forcing, yes, forcing, a Federal Reserve wire transfer of everything to a commercial bank that at least is up to date, for the previous decade.

All this reminds me of an old parable, offered here below.

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#ILookLikeAnEngineer, decades later.

#ILookLikeAnEngineer, decades later.

How did we get so MEAN?

Sounding like the spit and chaw crowd on the courthouse steps: It was never like this before. Decades ago, we had had strong, vehement positions. We were the first generation to try to work and play well with others who didn’t think, act, and look like us. We made many mistakes. We had #protests that afterward we could only be admitted to have been over nothing useful. We stuck to our positions even when they clearly were mistaken. Some protests went violent, to the horror of the non-violent.We believed that we were the voice of the future. The future of tolerance, enlightenment, and… Click To Tweet  ..

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niggardly zerks

niggardly zerks

The Aliens ululated on the poop deck.

My father never finished high school. He served with the Navy in World War II, and came home and went directly into the workforce. He liked reading technical and how-to books, and built many things, including three houses using the instructions and directions. My mother bought encyclopedias, one volume at a time at the grocery store.  

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Schedule Social Media for your #wordpress (corrected)

Schedule Social Media for your #wordpress (corrected)

Hi!

Once you get a roll on writing content, more-or-less have tamed your website, and haven’t crashed anything, you start to think about that ‘publicity’ stuff. Many blogs on that, and if you contact me, I’ll set up a post pointing out the most useful. Here, I’m concentrating on one aspect.  

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Sarah Beth Merk

Sarah Beth Merk

The heroine of all four novels, Sarah Beth Merk, is complex, exasperating, silly, deliberate, cold, warm, a killer, a savior.  

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