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NaNoWriMo – Writing Through the Fear

I think every writer, possibly anyone who has ever tried to write, can relate to the moment when the words seem so weighty and the subject so large that writing further seems impossible. In my experience, this happens during NaNoWriMo... Continue Reading →

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How to Behave in Hallowed Halls – Scotland Part 3

Have you ever been quietly musing over a grand artwork in a vaulted museum, letting the artist close the gap between time and space until it felt as though their brush was touching your very thoughts... and then a crowd... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo – Mid-month Update

For those of you who might not know, I regularly participate in the worldwide movement known as National Novel Writing Month. The challenge: write 50,000 words in 30 days. The rules: no starting the story before Nov. 1, take care... Continue Reading →

How to Recover from Jet Lag – Scotland Part 2

Some real talk here, with anyone who’s had to deal with significant time changes after international flights. There isn’t really a cure for that thing we call jetlag, but here are some tips to help you recover from messing up... Continue Reading →

International Travel – Scotland Part 1

In my experience, limited though it might be, there are a few things which might tempt an American to venture from our wide borders and experience the world beyond. I recommend it, personally, but to each their own. Whatever your... Continue Reading →

Wins for RoseBlood: A Book Review

*takes a deep breath* Okay. Sometimes being the optimist is painful, and I have to accept that as a fact of life, or I'm not going to be very happy. So, here we go... wins for RoseBlood, by A.G. Howard.... Continue Reading →

From Colorado to Cairns & Clan Campbell

I saw this daily prompt, and I knew I needed to write something - even if it was by the seat of my pants and unplanned. Because I have recently had several surreal experiences, and they are just worth writing about.... Continue Reading →

Planning for Overseas

So you want to schlep across an ocean for a holiday... where do you even start? Your favorite Nomadic Troglodyte is here to help with helpful tips and helpful advice and... just... HELP! Minimize. Plan for the worst. Prepare for... Continue Reading →

Preparing for NaNo

It's that time of year, my people. The leaves are pretty colors. There is orange everywhere. Everything is pumpkin spice flavors. NaNoWriMo is on the air. You can feel the tremors rumbling through the internet as a hoard of authors... Continue Reading →

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