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I was forced to write my first rejection letter today. I think I nailed it.

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Greetings and Salutations (and Other Insincere Forms of Expression)

Dear Reader, To begin with, can we stop using the word Dear. Dear means beloved, precious, priceless, or rare. I don’t have that kind of relationship with my phone company, nor do I want one. We can still be friends,

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Divide and Conquer: A NaNoWriMo Alternative

Originally posted on Foil & Phaser:
I know a lot of people would like to take part in NaNoWriMo but find the concept of writing an entire novel to be too daunting. What I would like to propose is a…

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Still Not Dead Yet (or If Anyone Were Reading This Blog, They Must Have Given Up Waiting By Now)

So, hey… it’s been a while. I thought I should make up for my long absence with something amazingly funny or insightful or inspirational. And then I wrote this instead. No, seriously I’ve been spending all my blogging time setting

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Friend Or Faux? (or The Unexpected House Guest)

So, my cable provider wants to be my friend. At least that’s what they seemed to be saying in a recent email that they sent me. Great, I could always use a new friend. Do you want to go out

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Dictionary.com Takes A Huge Dump On Nerd Culture (or Let’s Get Hashtag Epic Fail Trending)

WARNING: This post is tl;dr and contains much snarkiness and nerdiness. I have used both the dictionary.com website and the app for a while now, mostly when I want a quick second opinion about a definition, and I am not

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The Five Stages Of Writing (or I Feel Your Pain)

Like dealing with grief, writing also has five stages. STAGE ONE – Caffeination Most writing begins with some sort of stimulant. Much writing is done late at night because writers are so easily distracted during the day and fail to

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Have You Given Up On NaNoWriMo Yet? (or It’s All Downhill From Here)

It’s a more than halfway through the month of November, and the NaNoWriMo weak have fallen by the wayside. If you are one of the dedicated few who have stuck it out this far, I salute you. I don’t think

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Death To Emoticons (or Put On A Happy Face)

I have never used an emoticon and I never will. Back in the days of green screen monitors and five-and-a-half inch floppy disks, someone figured out that a colon, a dash, and a parenthesis looked a little like a happy

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In A Subjunctive Mood (or Long Live The Drama Queen)

So I’ve decided I’m going to try to post something every day. Well, every weekday. Why? I don’t know; it seemed like a good idea at the time. I probably wouldn’t if I were the kind of person who thought

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Divide and Conquer: A collection of short stories from the workshops of Foil & Phaser for your Kindle or ePub reader.
Divide and Conquer Volume One

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