Category Archives: Other Obsessions

Non-writing hobbies

THROWDOWN: Write What You Know vs Write What You Don’t Know

By Laura Drake I’m probably the poster child for the “Write what you know” side of the throwdown. Why?  I’ll out myself at the end of this post. Let me answer the easy one first. How? For the last ten years I’ve had an … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day? Already?

by Charlotte Carter  I don’t know about you, but I’m still vacuuming up tinsel and pine needles. In stores, Christmas decorations were shoved out one door and Valentine’s hearts were brought in the other, leaving only a brief window to … Continue reading

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What to Look for in 2012–No Ouija Board Required

by Fae Rowen Let me offer this disclaimer first:  Even though I’ve spent a lot of hours researching this particular blog, it is purely for entertainment purposes.  Take what resonates with you, what you find fun (or funny), what you … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Celebrations, The Symbolism and Mythology

Gung Hey Fat Choy!  Happy New Year. First of all I want to say a special thanks Andrew (Andy) Chang, who teaches Chinese Culture. He helped make this blog possible. While I am not Chinese myself, my marriage to a … Continue reading

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Myers-Briggs: A Tool for Authors and Other Humans

by Fae Rowen  Allow me open a window to your personality, as well as  your character’s. If you already know all about the Myers-Briggs Personality Test and the sixteen personality types, you can skip down to the stars, below. I’m no psychologist … Continue reading

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6 Key Lessons I’ve Learned From Horses: The Three T’s – Tools, Techniques & Time

 By D. A. Watt In my two previous blogs, I covered three other key lessons I’ve learned from horses; Attitude, Knowledge, and Imagination. Notice, talent is not included in my title. It’s not about talent; it’s about the three T’s of … Continue reading

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Favorite Christmas Traditions — A Historical Perspective

Compiled and edited by Sharla Rae The holidays are upon us and everywhere you go, there are people rushing as lights wink merrily and Christmas music plays. Have you ever wondered about these treasured songs and how they gained popularity? The … Continue reading

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6 Key Writing Lessons I’ve Learned From Horses

by D. A. Watt KEY # 1 ATTITUDE ” To be honest, I’ve learned more valuable life lessons from horses than most people. Unlike humans, horses forgive and forget with patient sighs and much lip licking.” D. A. Watt I’ve still … Continue reading

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Lessons My Cats Have Taught Me

SAVE THE DATE! Don’t miss our guest, DONALD MAASS, blogging at Writers in the Storm this Friday. Ever since Jenny wrote about her dog Hoshi, I’ve thought I should write about my cats and what they’ve taught me. Anticipation:  When … Continue reading

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Researching The Historical Novel – Part 2

by Sharla Rae – (Here’s a link to Part 1 in this series!) As we discussed in the last post, for the writer who enjoys history, researching is often the best part of writing a historical novel. The other day, we … Continue reading

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