Monthly Archives: November 2011

NaNo Endings

So after a marathon weekend of doing nothing but writing I finally did it. I reached 50,000 words on my novel. Then I crossed the NaNo finish line and earned the purple word count bar. This was my first year doing … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Meleagrisphobia

Ah, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving where my aunts, female cousins and I would bravely take to the mall in search of bargains. The men in my family and my mother (who hated shopping) would settle down for a … Continue reading

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What if the Mayflower never left Plymouth England?

As many Americans are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, I thought it appropriate to dedicate this Wednesday, What if? to the holiday. Alternative history stories are ones that peak my curiosity because they fit so nicely with my favourite question which … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Xenophobia

Xenophobia The unreasonable fear of foreigners or strangers which also includes the fear of things that are strange or foreign. Xenophobia can often times lead to racism but the hatred element of racism is caused by the fear itself. Examples … Continue reading

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What if our fantasy creatures were real?

As a fantasy/sci-fi writer I spend a great deal of time focusing on another world and conjuring up the lives of humanoid creatures. I read blogs daily where other people spend their time in a similar fashion but with fairies, ghosts, shape-shifters, … Continue reading

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Fearsome Friday – Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia also known as Sesquippedalophobia What is it? It is fear of long words. No I am not joking. You can google it and you will find it. Wikipedia has listed Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia as a jocular or fictional phobia. The fear of long … Continue reading

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What if I don’t want to pay for books?

Many people still rely on public libraries to borrow books. They prefer reading for free and not buying books. Arguments for borrowing include those surrounding green initiatives and being budget savvy. Therefore it peaked my interest when I heard this … Continue reading

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