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Adventures with Words – February 2024

Adventures with Words – February 2024

Hello, friends.  It has been a while since I sent out the last newsletter. I guess I needed a break. I hope you all had a good holiday season and that you have gotten a good start with 2024. Do you listen to podcasts? Seems like everyone has at least one, unless they’re not listening…

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Adventures with Words – November 2023

Adventures with Words – November 2023

During the summer, the day fades slowly into twilight where it lingers for a while before turning things over to the night. The sun doesn’t want the day to end any more than the rest of us. Winter is completely different. In the winter, night falls. Abruptly. Without warning or fanfare. One moment it’s day…

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Adventures with Words – August 2023

Adventures with Words – August 2023

I’ve got a bad case of the summers… don’t want to do the job, don’t want to cook dinner, just want to lie around and read. This newsletter almost fell prey to my inertia. Fortunately, it has clawed its way out in spite of my efforts to ignore it until September. Writers Chat You may…

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Adventures with Words – July 2023

Adventures with Words – July 2023

Today, as I wrap up this month’s newsletter, it is cooler than it has been since the beginning of the month, which I don’t mind. I am a hot weather wimp and have a much better time when the hot days come in short runs bracketed by cooler weeks. The only drawback to this kind…

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Adventures with Words, June 2023

Adventures with Words, June 2023

Happy Pride Month!   Yesterday, Mol and I were in downtown Olympia at the corner of 5h and Washington for the dedication of two crosswalks painted in trans flag colors. I was part of the speaker line up and though the mood was celebratory, I felt it necessary to bring some #realtalk to the event. You…

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Adventures with Words, May 2023

Adventures with Words, May 2023

Hello from the wet side of Washington State where it is finally warm enough to wear shorts sometimes, the itch to garden has become irresistible and we’ve even had to wear sunscreen a couple of times.  Writers Chat I will be hosting a social gathering for introverts on Tuesday, May 9th. We will be at…

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Adventures with Words, March 2023

Adventures with Words, March 2023

Hello friends. A lot has happened and is happening, so grab a comfy seat and I’ll catch you up Clocking Out to Concentrate on the Work On Friday the 3rd, I logged off of my work computer, shut down the monitors and began a two week writing retreat. For the first week of my retreat,…

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Adventures with Words, January 2023

Adventures with Words, January 2023

Adventures with Words, January 2023 – from CK Combs, Author I used to do New Year’s Resolutions, back when I was younger and hadn’t learned to choose my battles well. I piled up goals and ambitions, listed anything I could think of that I believed would improve my life. And every year there would come…

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Adventures with Words, Issue 1

Adventures with Words, Issue 1

Hello! I’m going to try this newsletter thing. All the cool kids are doing it and I want to be cool.  Also, I want to build systems to connect with readers that aren’t dependent on fascist billionaires. I’m planning a monthly schedule, with occasional short announcements if they are time sensitive. Making space for creativity is…

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Gathering Feedback

Gathering Feedback

April has become the month for gathering feedback on my work in progress, the YA novel about the haunted amusement park. My partner and muse, Mol, was the first to complete the read through and we had several great conversations about their impressions, ideas and suggestions. Through the course of those conversations, I came up…

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