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Picky About Pockets

Is it just me? Or are jeans’ pockets shrinking? On a recent trip to purchase a pair of jeans, it shocked me to discover the front pockets were only a hint of what used to be there. I lugged my plethora of pants to the dressing room. Tried each one on for the...

2020 Dan McGuire Blog Challenge

Each year our writer’s club, Writers of Kern, encourages members and non-members to take part in an annual blog challenge. I’ve put my name in the ring several times and finished once. Though it sounds simple, it’s not. Thirteen weeks, 26 posts—an average of two per...

Camellias Don’t Compare

When I’m mulling over my writing, my garden always provides inspiration (story-wise and writer-life-wise). With several stories in different phases, I tend to take time outside to sort things out. Lately, my garden inspiration comes from my camellias. Three plants,...

Orkut: Nothing Lasts Forever

To better understand the finer points of social media marketing, I’m taking a class to learn how to better optimize my own writing business. Our fourth and final blog post assignment is to read and discuss the case study of Orkut, a social networking site. Back in...

Weixin – The All-In-One-Platform App

To better understand the finer points of social media marketing, I’m taking a class to learn how to better optimize my writing business. Our second blog post assignment is to read and discuss the case study of a breast cancer meme that went viral in 2010. One app does...