Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Pet Peeves: How to Pronounce Patreon

Patreon, the online service that helps creators develop a membership business, has a pronunciation problem. I can’t tell you how often I hear writers say that they don’t know whether to say Pah-tree-on or Pay-tree-on. I’ve heard more Brits say the former and more Americans use the latter. The trouble is, this isn’t a generic word. […]

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Routine vs Creativity

​I’ve recently realized that I’ve fallen into a rut. I take the same route to and from work. I listen to the same podcasts. I walk along the same trails.Sometimes routine is good. It frees my mind to think of other things. But sometimes routine stifles my creativity and lulls me into a sense of […]

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New Direct Sales Option

​I’m ​testing a new feature on my website. If you go to the page for The SSU Complete Box Set, you’ll see a new button Buy Direct from Vanessa. Clicking on this button takes you to the book’s sales page at my payment processor, Payhip. I’m trying the Buy Direct option for this particular box set […]

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The February Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

Happy New Year! The February 2020 edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, February 6th. It includes some sketches I did recently for one of the locations in WAR: Retaliation.  If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be […]

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Traffic Woes

​​I spent two hours in traffic this morning on my way to a business meeting. While the view was at times beautiful, with the sun coming up over the hills that are lightly covered in green, I have no idea how people do this daily without going mad or having their muscles permanently cramped. I […]

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