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Inside the Mind of a Writer

  Posted by Deb Borys , 04 February 2014 · 70 views

When you get inside the mind of a writer, you may find yourself inside the mind of one of their characters instead.  Yes, there are voices in my head.  Here’s one of them, Booker T. Brooks, the main street kid … Continue reading

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Roman Rivalry Rules Our World

  Posted by Deb Borys , 01 February 2014 · 55 views

The former power trips of the Roman Empire affect us even today as we see from this entry in the 1937 Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia explaining why poor February got gypped of an extra day. Long live Emperor Augustus in the … Continue reading

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Recognize Anyone?

  Posted by Deb Borys , 29 January 2014 · 41 views

The 1937 edition of Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia devotes almost 12 whole pages to American Authors and What They Wrote. Several authors highlighted were deemed important enough to have their picture included.  Most of the names were familiar to me, but … Continue reading

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Ebook Prices Reduced

  Posted by Deb Borys , 27 January 2014 · 46 views

My publisher realigned their pricing structure and decided to reduce the cost for all their ebooks that have been released for at least six months.  This includes the e-versions of both Painted Black and Bend Me, Shape Me! The books … Continue reading

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Deranged Dictation

  Posted by Deb Borys , 22 January 2014 · 40 views

I received Dragon Dictation on my phone for free when I bought the Swype keyboard app from Nuance.com and decided to use it to dictate an old manuscript into Evernote for editing and resurrection.  It has produced some interesting results … Continue reading

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An Author Spotlight

  Posted by Deb Borys , 16 January 2014 · 57 views

M.J. Joachim, who did a thoughtful review of Bend Me, Shape Me recently, invited me to do a guest post about who I am, a theme you may have seen a few times here in this blog. I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Bookkeeping Made Easy

  Posted by Deb Borys , 13 January 2014 · 52 views

These simple steps seem all too complicated to me in today’s era of  accounting software that does all the thinking for you, but it sure was fun to use these pages when I played school with my cousins at Grandma’s … Continue reading

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And Love Remains

  Posted by Deb Borys , 08 January 2014 · 39 views

I found the following poem in a pile of old journals and materials that I had in storage. I don’t exactly know when it was written, but I do know to whom. I wrote it as a present for my … Continue reading

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January and Dr. Who

  Posted by Deb Borys , 02 January 2014 · 58 views

It took an act of Parliament to stop this month from flitting off to different times and places.  Perhaps January served as Dr. Who’s companion during the Middle Ages. From my Grandparent’s IJ volume of Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia, 1937 edition: … Continue reading

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Looking Back

  Posted by Deb Borys , 01 January 2014 · 56 views

No, this isn’t a New Year’s Day look back at 2013. Everyone’s doing that. I seem to enjoy avoiding what everyone else is doing. But a recent post by TwistedSifter about pictures posted from a 1913 high school yearbook made … Continue reading

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