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As someone who just had to survive a semester of Magazine Editing and relearning all of the grammar rules we so often take for granted, I found this cartoon and the ten others at TheOatmeal.com and felt compelled to share it with you: via TheOatmeal.com Go here to see all ten. You will not be […]


We did it, both of us. John made it through the itchiness of No Shave November, and I managed to write a novel in 30 days. My novel wrapped up at 52,829 words at 8:45 p.m. Granted, the writing still needs a lot of work for consistency, some more depth to some of the parts […]


Last week, amidst conducting my very first content analysis research, writing a paper on major Christian magazines, and setting up my future professional project I need to complete in order to graduate, I made a decision against my better judgment to accept a story assignment for Jefferson City Magazine. I write for them once in […]


So we’re a few days into No Shave November, but I wanted to post a before picture of John’s baby-smooth face. I promise this picture was taken on Saturday, October 31, which was the day John shaved. Everything went, stubble and soul patch. I haven’t seen John’s face that naked in a looooong time, at […]


November seems like the month to make quirky commitments. Enter No Shave November and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). John has been a No Shave November enthusiast since I’ve known him, about five years. For him though, No Shave November turns into No Shave Winter or Let’s See How Long I Can Go Without Shaving […]


In the life of the aspiring writer, writer’s block is an inevitable fact of life. I just have to ask why when I have no time to write (i.e. during a semester of school), I have tons of ideas, and then when I have all the time in the world, the well of ideas runs […]