Talk Like A Pirate and win some booty! #giveaway

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Whether you belong to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, hate Real Ultimate Power, or just love rum and booty, today is a high holy day: It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day! [caption id="attachment_10632" align="aligncenter" width="550"] "Once word leaks out that a pirate has gone soft, people begin to disobey you, and then it's nothing but work, work, work all the Continue Reading...

Triple word scores: 365K Club, weeks 35-37

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It’s been a hectic few weeks! So much so that I missed not only last week's update for the 365K Club word count check-in, but the week's before that as well. So this week is a triple post, including last week, the week before that, AND this week's numbers. Let's roll! 2 WEEKS AGO: August 27, Day 240: 1,516 words August 28, Day 241: 1,901 words August 29, Day 242: 1,773 Continue Reading...

What the F? Top 3 Reasons to Let the F-Bombs Fly

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Are you cussin' with me? If not, you should be! Tonight, local indie bookstore Warwick's is hosting Benjamin Bergen, who will be reading from his book What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves. In honor of this momentous occasion (and a book I immediately added to my To Read pile upon discovering its existence), I've decided to share with you the top Continue Reading...

Where were you on 9/11?

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It's been 15 years since 9/11 happened. I lived in New York at the time, so I still remember exactly where I was when the towers fell. I had just graduated from college that May, and was still living in the neighborhood surrounding my alma mater, Fordham University, in The Bronx. My living situation was a bit precarious. I had told my parents, back in Ohio, that I wanted to stay on in New Continue Reading...

How to NOT write a novel in 3 days: #3DNC 2016 wrap-up

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So, let's start with the bad news first: I failed to finish my 3 Day Novel, Manbots Attack!, this year. Indeed, I only came up with 5,926 total words over three days. 6,789 counting my outline. Pathetic! On day one, I wrote only 2,687 words. One day two, I wrote 1,599 more words. And on day three I wrote 1,640 words. But I know what I did wrong. And I think I know how to fix it. Continue Reading...