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Twitter Slang & Twitter Lingo: Terms You NEED to Know – Day 3

For those who may be unfamiliar with Twitter slang and Twitter lingo, it will be vital for you to be apprised of certain definitions before we launch into a detailed discussion of how it works, how it can help you, and how it can hurt you. Of course, these twitter slang definitions ARE coming from…
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The Ghost – Day 2

Tonight, after a day of more emotional trauma than I really want to get into, I succumbed to the urge to just haunt my old places of Twitter refuge. My favorite people, my favorite hashtags. Just to listen in on the land of the living. A junkie hitting the same old street corners, hoping/not hoping…
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Twintervention: The Funeral – Day 1

What a lucky human I am! It has been nice to hear so many words of kindness and encouragement from people who I am sure are just shaking their heads at their computers. It’s interesting, but it feels so much like a death, doesn’t it? You still know I exist. I still know you exist.…
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Twintervention: Kicking the Twitter Addiction – Zero Hour

I have officially quit Twitter. Don’t get me wrong. It’s been a lot of fun. Too much fun in many cases. But, I’m now addicted to Twitter. It is taking over more and more of my time, effort, and energy. In addition, I’m just becoming way more emotionally attached to my Twitter friends than I…
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The Champion: 100-Word Fiction

  Joss cradled the stiff-brimmed hat, embroidered with a gold and ruby stallion. Champion. The television girl’s brilliant green eyes bored into him. His 19-year-old knees, scarred and reset, quavered in her spotlight. “Nice hat. Worth it?” He clutched the brim: a drowning man grasping a rescue line. “Yes, ma’am.” Shame stole his words. No prize,…
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Dark Thoughts – My Writing Process

  Wow. I’ve been doing a lot of connecting with cool people lately, and this week has been one of the best ever for trying out new writing experiences. Not only did I get nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by my friend Amy Good, but I was asked to participate in a blog hop…
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I Want to Thank the Academy…

  Guess what?! That amazing, talented, and nice-smelling Amy Good nominated me for an award. ME!! Now, I just have to find all that gold bullion that she requested… Actually, I’m not paying her. In fact, she nominated me for The Most Versatile Blogger award without any kind of coercion whatsoever. This is a huge honor…
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It’s Only Crazy If It Doesn’t Work

  I saw a shirt the other day that read, “It’s only crazy if it doesn’t work.” It was a lovely Oregon Ducks shirt, maybe, or a Trailblazers hoodie. It was a testament to the insanity of “the fan.” These are the people who wear the same socks all season, do 4 jumping-jacks during every kickoff,…
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I’m Just So Mean

  Last night, I knelt down with my daughter to say our little nightly prayer. She proceeded to wax poetic about her life (I’m glad she is thankful, but perhaps naming every single animal from the Yellowstone documentary we watched was a bit excessive). She followed this up with, “I pray that my mom can…
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5 Questions to Ask Before You Start Your First Copywriting Job

  Over the last 10 years of writing radio scripts, explainer videos, web sites and commercials, I’ve come to realize that there are some really important questions you should be asking before you get started on your first copywriting job. This is assuming you’ve done the hard part – set up an online profile at…
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Death of the Muse

  I have been very involved recently – Attempting to move to the middle of nowhere (a.k.a Montana), starting my own business with actual employees and getting my grubby little hands involved in the #FP website (which I designed and am maintaining). All of this is being done on the side of my regular work…
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Leia: Lessons from a True Princess

Princesses get a bad rap. They usually have nice clothes, sing to wild animals and generally act happier than anyone else in the room. Disney was wise to poke fun at themselves in the beautifully naïve character of Giselle in Enchanted. The culminating moment? When the saccharine princess finds out that she has learned to…
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