Dirty Words…

I remember when I first came into this industry several years ago, I hadn’t even considered using a pen name until the editor who’d decided I was worthy of a try at this thing contacted me and asked me what name I’d be writing as. I felt rather pressured to come up with something on …

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#NationalDayOf…It’s a Threefer Thursday!

Sweet Baby Jesus, y’all, we have hit the National Day of trifecta! November 14 is National Family PJ Day, National Pickle Day, AND National Spicy Guacamole Day. Plus! Today is Thursday, my favorite day. Everyone knows all good things come to those who love and trust Thursday. Thursday certainly delivered this week. Good googly-moogly, where …

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Thank You…

To the veterans of this great republic, thank you. Thank you for your service. Thank you for following the calling, whatever branch you chose. You’re all brothers and sisters in arms at the end of the day. Thank you for not running and hiding when the notice came summoning you to our defense. Thank you …

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Big Yellow Footprints, 244 Years of Tradition, and Poppies

This weekend we in this house will celebrate a triduum of history rich in tradition through MarshFox’ service in the great institution of the United States Marine Corps. There will be much eating, drinking, smoking of cigars, and Oorahing throughout the next few days. To my new civilian neighbors, sorry, not sorry. It was thirty-one …

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I’ve Totally Gone #NaNoRebel

NaNoWriMo, day 6. I sit at my desk nursing the mother of all headaches, doing research on breast milk production, and, so far this morning, I have logged exactly zero words. Zero! I see people all over the chat boards and in the social media groups asking one of the number one questions concerning NaNo …

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Way to Survive NaNoWriMo

I’ve been doing NaNo for several years now, and I can vouch for a few truths concerning the process. Number one: The first week you will be on fire. Take advantage of that feeling. Write like your ass really is on fire, because… Number two: Week two sort of gets sucky. You’ll be tired for …

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