Category Archives: Tools and tips

Your Brain is Playing Tricks on You

When I was in graduate school, I took a course in urban geography, and one of the texts that we read was a book called City of Plagues: Disease, Poverty, and Deviance in San Francisco by Susan Craddock. In the … Continue reading

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Reflections from A to Z

The first place I learned about the Blogging from A to Z Challenge was at the WriteOnSisters blog, and initially I was confused. In retrospect, I’m not sure exactly why I was confused, but it didn’t take me too long … Continue reading

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V is for Vintage

Something very exciting happened earlier this year in the world of vintage photography, historical research, and public access to really cool and important images. If, like me, you are fascinated with vintage images and vintage image making, or if you … Continue reading

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U is for Understated

From a 2009 NPR interview with baseball player Ernie Banks: STEVE INSKEEP: How did you come to learn how to deal with disappointment? Mr. BANKS: I guess I was with a writer one time, named Herb Cohen, and he would … Continue reading

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P is for Plot

Now that’s what I call dastardly.   (Posted today as my Day 16 entry in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge) (Plot diagram from J. L. Bell via Oz and Ends.)

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I is for Insights

Back in November I participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for those who are too busy for all those extra syllables. After I hit 50,000 words and got myself certified as a ‘winner,’ I dutifully printed out the … Continue reading

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