All Posts by Vanessa Kier

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A Writer Walks Into a Door

No, the title of this post isn’t my attempt at rewriting an old joke. And it’s not a euphemism for being hit by someone, either. No, this is the story of one of those little occurrences that life throws at me to wake me up.The Setup Early morning, before work. It’s dark out. I hear the dog […]

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Reluctant to Write

There are some days when I delay working on my writing, putting it off for hours before finally opening up my manuscript. Sometimes I feel as if I don’t have anything exciting to write. Other times I’m not in the mood to write the next scene, or I fear it will take too much out […]

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November Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The November edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, November 7th. It includes the latest round of funny typos. 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 on your Promotions tab. If my emails are consistently ending up […]

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A Writer’s Imagination…

Being a writer means that my mind occasionally amuses itself with fanciful scenarios.  Case in point, this “diary” entry from my alter ego: Saturday Visited one of my primary sources for intel today. Received updates on two out of three critical topics. Will visit other sources for info on third topic. After visit, did reconnaissance. Spotted a […]

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Fleshing Out the Villains

The first draft of my current manuscript was written only from the hero and heroine’s points of view (POV), which is typical for me. I like to get the basic story down before I add additional POVs. Now I’m going through and adding secondary character POVs. That includes adding POVs for the villains. A recent episode of […]

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A Matter of Degrees

​All day long I’ve felt off. Chilled to the bone. Yet ​my eyes have been burning. I figured I might have a slight fever, so I took my temperature when I got home from work.36.33 Wait! What?! No wonder I’m so cold!! Normal for me is about 97.5F. LOL ​Actually, I’m pretty sure that at 36.33F I’d be […]

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October Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

From the Better Late than Never camp: The ​October edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, ​October ​3rd. It includes ​​book, music, and podcast recommendations. 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 on your Promotions tab. If […]

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Long Distance Space Travel

This recent interview with former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison on the Star Talk Radio podcast brings up some fascinating points about long distance space travel. For example, with weight being closely monitored, how do you handle people’s clothing needs if you can’t bring along cartons of clothes? I think this episode would be a great resource […]

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Quake Redecorating

​We had a 4.5 earthquake ​last night, with the epicenter not far from my apartment. I was in bed when it happened and it felt as if a giant had picked up the apartment and was shaking it side to side.  ​I immediately checked my quake tracker app and saw something very odd. The app showed […]

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Questionable Power

The San Francisco Bay area is bracing for a potential power shutoff tomorrow. This is a preventive measure that our gas and electric utility, PG&E, is planning to implement if the forecasted high winds and low humidity combine with a high danger of fire. PG&E is hoping that by turning off the power, they won’t […]

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