may day, blogathon day, yeeha

So it’s May 1. May Day. Beltane. The beginning of the 2012 Blogathon. And of course, I’m swamped with deadlines, have papers and gadgets literally spilling off my desk, operating on too little sleep and fighting the cats for control of the keyboard. So, pretty much a normal morning. (And I missed the May Day […]

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it’s almost may, and you know what that means . . .

The 2012 Blogathon challenge is nearly upon us! Each May, blogger and writer/editor goddess Michelle Rafter hosts the annual Blogathon, spurring participants to post entries every day in an effort to focus their blogs, build readership, gain more blogging experience, develop a new specialty area, and more. You don’t have to be a professional writer […]

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what goes around comes around

A short post from me today? Last night, a fellow writer did me a HUGE service. She had bought and read my ebook, Valhalla, and loved it. She wasn’t shy about telling me so. Then she wanted to know what she could to do to help promote it. I asked if she’d post a couple […]

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Iduna’s Apples, chapter 1

I’ve updated the Valhalla ebook to include the first chapter of volume 2, Iduna’s Apples, at the very end. But you can also read this first chapter here, below! Look for this Valhalla sequel — Iduna’s Apples — this coming summer. ~ One ~ Loki stared at the note, reading it again for at least […]

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sphere of influence

(from my “Thoughtful Thursdays” series on the Oregon News Incubator blog…) I imagine that many journalists don’t have a clear idea of how much influence they have on a daily basis through their work. When an article I’ve been working on is written and submitted, I turn to the next project. I do check in […]

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the plan: co-working on Thursday, 8 March 2012

The plan is for ONI to be back at Java Nation this coming Thursday morning, beginning somewhere in the neighborhood of 9:30 or 10 a.m. Since my favorite Portland co-working spot — Caffe Autogrill — closed down, Java Nation (which had been a close second) is now my go-to spot for productivity outside my home […]

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on (not) doing it all

(from my Thoughtful Thursdays series on the Oregon News Incubator blog…) Journalists know their beats. Even when they’re specializing in multiple topics — like international politics, vegetarian cuisine and online gaming — they know everything about what’s going on in their beats and everyone else’s beat, too. They’ve read all the latest books, essays and […]

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