Category Archives: Amazing Writers

Fabulous writers who are giving their “more”

Are You A “Schmuck Bait” Addict?

Oh, I have such a treat for y’all today. My perky quirky friend, Geralyn, is in the house! She’s blogging about entertainment, some wicked cool Castle episodes, and the power of a great story. I Love Me Some Schmuck Bait … Continue reading

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4 Spooky Beauty Tips From “Back in the Day”

Y’all know my first question to blog guests is: “What kind of undies are we talking about?” I’ve gotten some really great answers over the years, but today’s guest is simply too dignified to flip up her skirts for our amusement. (Perhaps we can talk her into it in the comments.)

Here’s a sassy 19th century gal, talking about some really spooky products. Continue reading

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What Are YOUR 21 Layers of Beauty?

“True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and with passing years only grows!” — Sam Levenson, “The Beauty of a Woman” One of my … Continue reading

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Rap Your Way To The Classics! (Samples Included)

OK, I’m convinced Mr. Sparky Sweets, PhD is brilliant. He’s the creator of Thug Notes, the quick YouTube video version of many classic novels. This guy is the Cliffs Notes of the YouTube generation. If you’re a reader, you’re going to get lost … Continue reading

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Calling All Writers…

Writers In The Storm is offering you the chance to strut your stuff in their comments section today. What do I mean? You have the opportunity to share up to 200 words from the middle of any of your manuscripts, … Continue reading

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Time Management Tip: “YES Makes Less”

If you’ve never heard of Steven Pressfield or Shawn Coyne, you’re missing out on some amazing lessons. Pressfield wrote The War of Art (edited by Coyne) and they often blog about creativity. This last week, in Why and How Creative People Say No, they referenced … Continue reading

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The 7 Essential Questions of Plot — Do You Ask Them?

Welcome to Techie Tuesday here at More Cowbell! This is the day each week when I unleash my inner geek and we talk about some groovy piece of technology or a technical point of writing. Today I’m going to share … Continue reading

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T is For Tongue ~ Ironic Mom’s Giving Lessons on Where to Put Yours (if you know what I mean)

Those who hang out at More Cowbell know about the hilarity of “IYKWIM.” [In layman's terms = "If you know what I mean...] What you might NOT know is where I got that phrase. No it wasn’t the #IYKWIM hashtag on Twitter. It … Continue reading

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F is for Freaking Great Writing Advice

Film Director Mark W. Travis puts out a Directing Thought of the Day on his Facebook page that I just love. On March 14th, he used this graphic and said the following: When we’re in trouble with a scene or … Continue reading

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An Undie-Rhyme In Honor of Dr. Seuss

This time last year, in honor or Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd, the Undie-verse spoke to me through a certain Etsy knitter in Lithuania! Note: The original post, with all it’s glorious Undie links, can be found here. This ingenious creator of … Continue reading

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