I’m That Kind of Girl

Cause I want to be able to find and read it again later. 🙂

Stories that Must Not Die

I’m the kind of girl who will give you a handshake when you go in for a hug and give you a hug when you reach out for a handshake.  

It doesn’t stop there.  

I’m the kind of girl who will somehow miss your hand when going for the handshake and accidentally stare at your groin, not because I’m penile obsessed but only because I’m not supposed to stare at your groin.  You’ll catch me.  

When I hug you, it’s a side-hug so that my boobs don’t touch you or so that I don’t accidentally kiss you when going in for a hug.  Why would I fear an accidental kiss?  Because don’t underestimate that it would happen to me.  Right on the lips.  Maybe I’d have an epileptic seizure and accidentally tongue kiss you, too.  I’ve never had one, but there’s always the possibility.

Bridget Jones was…

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59 Quick Slang Phrases From The 1920s We Should Start Using Again

Love this.

Thought Catalog

Get ready to “know your onions,” readers. If you’ve ever wanted to talk like characters from an old movie or the folks from The Great Gatsby, now’s your chance. For the twenties lovers among us, here are 59 of the era’s best slang phrases. Now you just have to practice talking really, really fast.

1. Ankle: to walk

2. “Applesauce!”: “Horsefeathers!”

3. “Bank’s closed!”: what you tell someone to stop making out

4. Bearcat: a lively, spirited woman, possibly with a fiery streak

5. Berries: like “bee’s knees,” denotes that something is good, desirable or pleasing. “That sounds like berries to me!”

6. Bimbo: refers to a macho man

7. Bluenose: term for a prude or individual deemed to be a killjoy

8. Bubs: a woman’s boobs

9. “Bushwa!”: “Bullshit!”

10. “Butt me!”: “I would like a cigarette.”

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Frustration – lost words

Crap.  I lost over 2500 words somehow … just not there when I opened the file to start working on the new plotting I did over the weekend.  And it isn’t as though I don’t know the importance of backing things up.  I do back up … but not after the last bit of writing apparently.    *sigh*  Oh well, I wasn’t totally happy with that scene anyway.  Maybe second time around will be better.

On the bright side, I got a lot of skeleton plotting done over the weekend.  The framework is coming along nicely and the fleshing out is going pretty well also.  Word count to catch up on though.

Monday!

Course correction

I realized this morning that I am falling into one of my worst snares.  For the last two days I have been writing scenes in my head but not on the page.  This is a warning sign.  It means I am still plenty engaged in the story right now (don’t want to stop thinking about it) … but am likely to stop writing it soon out of boredom. 

It may not make a lot of sense, but it is a thing I do.  All that stuff I have composed in my head is done and I want to get on to the next part of the story, not stall out trying to dump *this* part onto the page.

So … several hours at the keyboard tonight for me.  (Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?)

Emotional overflow

I wrote a break-up sex scene today, and I shed actual tears during the process.  I have not yet gone back to re-read it.  I have no idea if I produced an actual tear worthy break-up scene, but I am confident that at least the kernel of one is there.  It also made me decide I needed to go back and insert another domestic bliss scene earlier in the work, just to put a finer point on how tear-worthy the break-up is.

Finding and using images online – legally.

Great info.

timslatter.com

If you’re writing your own blog or trying to spice-up your social media stream, you’ve probably done several Google image searches already.  A question that we are frequently asked is ‘Am I allowed to use an image that I find online?”.

Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always too straightforward, but we found this great article on PR Daily, by Malhar Barai,that deals with some of the simple essentials!

Finding and using images online
The Web is a trove of terrific images, but not all of them are free. The challenge lies in finding the right images at the right price; generally they are classified as premium, “freemium,” or free images.

Before we dig into the best resources for free images, here are the classifications you should know about from Google:

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