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NaNoWriMo – Periodic Updates!

I’ve decided that one post with periodic updates makes more sense from here forward in this NaNoWriMo adventure.  It seems as though I might actually complete this thing! 11/21/2017 – Am I Really Going to Do This? (Word Count 40,298)

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NaNoWriMo – Day Three!

I decided it would probably be better to do these NaNoWriMo updates at the end of the day, rather than the beginning. It’s too easy to get sidetracked before the writing has started. While these updates may be helpful for

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NaNoWriMo 2017 – Day Two!

Yesterday marked a great start to NaNoWriMo. I started with 3,874 words and ended with 6,549. That’s a word count for the day of 2,675. My goal was 2,000. It was amazing how easily the words were dripping from my

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NaNoWriMo 2017 – Day One!

After many years of having a profile on the NaNoWriMo site, conditions are finally right for me to participate in the 50,000-word novel challenge during the month of November. NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization that sponsors the challenge in which

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A National-Anthem Fable

Once upon a time, there was a country called, “Independence.” The citizens of Independence prided themselves on their patriotism, having an appreciation for the long-ago revolution that had liberated them from oppression. The citizens of Independence enjoyed many freedoms, including

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William E. Dimorier: Servant Leader

This blog post contains information on the manuscript that resulted from the Dimorier Project. BRIEF ABSTRACT The Dimorier project began in 2004, when a handwritten journal of original poetry was discovered at a printing-house auction in Erie, Pennsylvania. The journal belonged

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7 Things to Know About the Art of Persuasion (Rhetoric)

You might be an activist who has been speaking up about issues you feel strongly about. You want to be heard. Or, you might not think of yourself as an activist, and you might be only posting on Facebook, but you want

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7 Bits About the Amazing Bobbsey Twins (1954)

When I was a kid, I was a voracious reader. Luckily, we lived near a library. My trips to the library often employed a wagon to ferry my borrowings home. Once, my mother walked by me in the living room

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Writer, Chris Dubbs, Shares Tips on Researching, Writing, and Publishing

I first met Chris Dubbs in 2005, when I left my job as grant writer at Gannon University for another position. Chris was my replacement, and over lunch one day, I shared as much as I could with him about

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