Using Color Connotations in Writing

blob of many color connotation

One of my earliest post on this blog was about how to effectively use connotation in writing. I am happy my readers still find it useful. However, I only touched on part of the concept. Anything can have…

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My 2019 Resolutions: Defining Success

bulls eye target achieving goals

In retrospect, 2018 wasn’t a great year for me. It started with me jobless after I was laid off from a digital marketing company. I transitioned into a trucking company as an office administrator, but it was another…

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Drafting Short Stories Using RPG Sheets

D20 dice in random plot stories

Some days amazing shower thoughts bounce around your head and you spit out brilliance. Hot water does that for me. Maybe for you it works better with cold water, metal music, or even deviled eggs. Find your mojo….

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Mermaids vs. Centaurs: Hybrid Showdown

Centaur mermaid love

One of my first blogs on here was a monster comparison that highlighted the differences between Vampires vs. Werewolves. That exercise was a fun way to experiment with blogging. Now (for kicks and giggles), I want to revisit…

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Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts: Bad Genre Switch

Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts

The original Banjo Kazooie on the N64 was my favorite game growing up. Actually, I played Banjo Tooie first and borrowed the first one from a friend later. I guess my young mind didn’t realize “tooie” meant two…

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Cutting Out Filler Words in Writing

sausage filler

What are Filler Words? You always want to communicate ideas in the simplest way possible by avoiding unnecessary words and phrases. Texts that can be simplified or eliminated are called “filler words”. Filler words are used in speech…

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Brief Autobiography: Writing (Part 3)

marketing pen

By May of 2017, I became aware of an issue with my teaching certification. I was required to take an ESOL class online. I took the class back in January; it was apparently the wrong course number. I…

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Brief Autobiography: Teaching (Part 2)

Mr Crow Banner

I graduated Mercer in May of 2014. I didn’t truly know what to expect when I came back home. I needed to transfer my teaching certificate from Georgia to Florida. The window to take some tests had passed,…

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Brief Autobiography: My Education (Part 1)

blogger with certificate

Usually, family histories are told chronologically from the distant past forward to the present. I’ve decided the reading would be more engaging and informative if I reversed the standard format. Thus, I am starting with myself. Why this…

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Know Your Homophones: Spelling Counts

mircophone boy homophones

You might remember your elementary teachers assigning endless homonym and homophone worksheets every year. But that was a long time ago. If you need a fresh reminder, I am here to explain the difference between some of these…

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