Monthly Archive: September 2017

Interested in NaNoWriMo? Read these books first

National Novel Writing Month—NaNoWriMo—is fast approaching. For the unfamiliar, the purpose of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. Signing up and participation is free. The NaNoWriMo web site enables you to track your work,…
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Texana Thursday: How Houston Got Its Name

Texans—and not a few non-Texans—know that the City of Houston is named for General Sam Houston, who was the hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. Houston had previously been a protégé of Andrew Jackson, a U.S. representative, and governor…
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3 Ways to Quickly Produce Content

Once upon a time where there was series of Federal Express television ads where the “star” talked at such a rapid rate it was funny, but it made a point: things had to be delivered immediately. Writing can be the…
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Texana Thursday: 4 Fun Facts about Homecoming Mums

High school football season is underway in Texas. So is homecoming mum season. Homecoming, as a football tradition, isn’t new. It’s a cause for celebration, where people return to their dear old Alma Mater for the big football game, usually…
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So You Want to Make Better Online Videos

Some folks think that to make a video, you must have a thoughtful blend of writing, producing, and directing skills you’d find only in Hollywood. I can relate. When I was asked to make a book trailer video for my…
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