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Filters, Captions, and Other Zoom Features You Might Have Missed

A few weeks ago I published an article in which I mentioned that Zoom didn’t have a native transcription or captioning feature. Within minutes of hitting publish on that article, people emailed me to… Read the whole entry at Fre...

Fridays With Dale: Water Wasters

  Water Wasters By Dale Angel   Water Wasters have always walked among us, masquerading as upright citizens. But…with surveillance equipment, cameras, listening and forensic devices that can detect suspicious splashes left over from was...

5 Tips to Help Pull Off Work-School Balance Successfully

Whatever your reason for working through school, you’ve likely wondered whether you’re doing the right thing. Especially if your work-school balance is suffering. It’s okay to wonder whether it’s worth putting yourself through the c...

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How to flesh out a setting?

Don’t do the five-senses-role-call. EG, the “character enters the room and mentally describes the taste of the air” kind of approach. There’s a lot of “top ten writing advices” articles out there suggesti...

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How to tell a Genre Story

(~7 Minute Read) We want our story to be gripping. We want it to stay in our reader’s minds. We want to entertain, we want to challenge, we want to fire our reader’s passion so that they’ll read our next story. But writing...

Fridays With Dale: Send Me Flowers

  Send Me Flowers By Dale Angel She said, “Son, give me flowers while I’m living, not after I’m dead and can’t see and    smell and touch them.” He was helping to build space equipment, an exciting ...

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Hello All! New here and to book writing, have a question..

I’m a professional truck driver and I have an active blog in which I post articles here and there. I took an interest in writing a few years back and purchased a program a few years back, but never followed through with it.I have fina...

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Developing Military Characters in Realistic Fiction

(~8 Minute Read) Writers, whether for scripts or other fiction, make a lot of mistakes with depicting military members. Sometimes to the point that it gets so obnoxiously cliché or romanticized that it is hard to watch or read. We’ve all...

Fridays With Dale: Pea Patch Peer Pressure

  Pea Patch Peer Pressure By Dale Angel   I pick up the basket and sit it up on my shoulder and place my hand under the bottom. It topples off. Why am I standing in an auction barn trying to balance a pea hamper? As a child of the Depress...

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Allow me to introduce … me

Hello, and thanks to whoever created this site. I am a septuagenarian, semi-retired, widowed architect who has long harbored delusions of being a word smith. I have had a number of technical articles published in building trade publications...

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