Monthly Archives: March 2020

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A Bit of Humor

​​This week I thought we could all use a laugh (or at least a chuckle). So here are some jokes to lighten up your day. I think I heard these on Smart Podcast Trashy Books (click or tap in the box or on the dots to reveal the answer): What do you call a 200-year-old […]

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Comfort Reading in Times of Stress

Last week, I was reading a book by a new-to-me author when the scene shifted to the point of view of a character who isn’t entirely likable. That day, I decided that my level of anxiety was too high for me to continue reading his scene. So I decided to try a new novella by an […]

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Shower Storyboarding

​​I recently received an Aquanotes waterproof pad. This is a special pad of paper, with a special pencil, that you can use in the shower. It attaches to the shower wall with suction cups. I have wanted one of these for a while, since I often have story ideas in the shower but don’t always remember […]

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A Photo Is Worth 1,700 Words

​Today before I started editing, I realized that the picture I had in my head might not be accurate enough for the detail I needed to include in my scene. I needed to find a photograph to work from. Or, in this case, I found a video on YouTube that shows a boat​ passing underneath […]

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Smashwords Read an Ebook Week

I’m participating in Read an Ebook Week over at Smashwords this week from March 1 – 7, 2020. You can find my books if you scroll down on my profile page. When you add one of my books to your cart, you’ll automatically receive the reduced price. Happy reading! Share0 Tweet0

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An Unexpected Side Effect of Dictation

​The other day, as I was leaving a voicemail for a friend, I heard myself say “Love, Vanessa” in closing. Oops! I’m so used to dictating my emails via the speech-to-text option on my phone that I forgot I didn’t need to close a voicemail the same way.Of course, having realized my mistake, I then […]

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