Website 101 (Part 2: Building Your Website)

Welcome back to Website 101 for Authors (or anyone else who’s technically challenged). In Part 1 we talked about the basics of what you need to get your site out onto the internet. Now we get to talk about the fun stuff: how to actually build your website. How Websites Work Bear with me for […]

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Website 101 (Part 1: The Basics)

I’m celebrating the launch of my new website by finally finishing a blog post I’ve had siting in my folder for a while. This is Website 101 for Authors (or really anyone else who’s thinking of building a website. But mostly authors). I decided to write this for friends and clients who want to build […]

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Common Mistakes People Make on Their Resumes (And How to Avoid Them)

My first job out of college was working as an administration assistant at a state government agency. I was the “roving” admin, meaning I would bounce from department to department (each of which had their own permanent admin assistant) depending on their needs, primarily to get reports formatted and sent out during each department’s busy […]

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On Odd Jobs and New Experiences

Ever since I was an infant, I’ve had a bad case of FOMO. Seriously, the worst. Even today I have a hard time going to sleep if there are things happening around me because I don’t want to miss a minute of it. Now add to that my belief that as a writer, everything is […]

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On Finishing

I have three resolutions this year: Don’t get attacked by an alligator Become better at Crossword puzzles Publish more on my blog. Looking back over the last 8 months, I know it’s not that I didn’t do anything worth writing about that was the problem. It wasn’t even that I didn’t write anything—I did. I […]

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Slapping the Water: The Power of Revision in Writing and Design

I’m almost done with my second week of grad school, but if you don’t count weekends and the first day of class where all you do is go over the syllabus, it’s been five days. Five days of design instruction, and I’ve already become a better designer. How is that possible? Technically, what I’ve learned […]

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Free Guess Who Printables!

A few weeks before Christmas I found our old Guess Who game in my parent’s basement. It was missing enough pieces that you couldn’t really play it anymore, so I decided to give it a makeover and took it home with me. Years ago I saw a picture on Tumblr of a Guess Who game someone had […]

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50th Anniversary Posters!

Okay, so I am officially the worst blogger! We’re going to make this one a #ThrowbackThursday, since I can never seem to post things when they’re happening. My grandparent’s 50th Anniversary was in December, and we threw them a great big wedding-sized celebration, complete with jazz combo and 20-minute picture slideshow. My aunt asked if I could […]

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Ode to the M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

I love traveling. I want to travel full-time someday, at least for a few months. But until recently, my traveling had been limited to the Western half of the United States. I grew up driving across Arizona and Utah, with excursions into California, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Idaho. I’ve seen the Grand Canyon and […]

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Adventuring: Minnesota

This morning I’m sitting in the Phoenix airport, waiting for a flight to Minnesota. I’m going on about an hour of sleep (Curse you 3 am construction workers!), and as soon as I land in Minneapolis we’re packing up and driving back to Arizona. To a lot of people, that sounds miserable. To me, it sounds […]

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