AP, Writers and Social Media

The AP is Changing the Way Their Reporters Use Twitter reports that the Associated Press (AP) is forbidding writers from sharing opinions in Twitter, including opinions of others through retweets. I understand AP wants to ensure its reputation for unbiased reporting remains intact. My initial reaction was tripping over my jaw that had somehow landed on … Read more AP, Writers and Social Media

Outdated Software

When I bought a Flip camera in 2008, I also grabbed video editing software. Before buying the software, I researched for a good editor that wasn’t fancy or power-packed. Just enough to get the job done without spending much time with the user manual. With new software, I can usually dig right in. However, past … Read more Outdated Software

Doing it Anyway: How I Overcame My Fears about Writing

Welcome to meryl’s notes blog (this here place you’re lookin’ at) in Plano, Texas. We’re honored to be a stop in Melissa Ann Goodwin‘s WOW! Women On Writing Blog tour. We’re hosting a giveaway of her book The Christmas Village [affiliate]. Read on to see how you can win. About the author: Melissa Ann Goodwin … Read more Doing it Anyway: How I Overcame My Fears about Writing

Big Bad Wolf, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Halloween and Clutter

My quest for a nice costume without the cheap material and plastic proved challenging as gal who loves Halloween. This isn’t a one-time costume, but one to use whenever I needed it. I visited the Disney website and found the Big Bad Wolf costume on sale. PERFECT for my 6’4″ husband. Not the best photo, … Read more Big Bad Wolf, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck, Halloween and Clutter

Let Your Energy Dictate Your Day

In the mid-nineties, I worked for two telecom companies. In the first one, I had a colleague who was a published romance author. She did most of her writing in the evenings because that was her most productive time. My night owl friend arrived in the office as late as possible while I came in early. Despite my being the morning person and her night gal, we worked well together and stayed in touch after leaving the company.