Author Archives: Jenny Hansen

About Jenny Hansen

Avid seeker of "more"...More words, more creativity, More Cowbell! An extrovert who's terribly fond of silliness. Founding blogger at Writers In The Storm (http://writersinthestormblog.com). Write on!

Undie Chronicles, Vol 34: Covert Adjustment Undies

Those of you who are new to More Cowbell might have missed The Undie Chronicles. The regular posse here knows: When the Undie-verse speaks, we will always listen. I had no idea when this began that there were so many hilarious undie-based … Continue reading

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The Maya Angelou Guide to a Great Life

We’ve been inspiring the heck out of ourselves over at Writers In The Storm today with some great quotes from the incomparable Maya Angelou. Who doesn’t want some inspiration on this wintry Wednesday? My favorite video is her reading her … Continue reading

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Undie Chronicles, Vol. 33: An Undie Jedi Master

When an article begins with “What kind of underwear do y’all mess with?” it’s a sure bet that I’m going to tune in. The original tease said: “Staffer wears undies for a month and reports back.” I clicked, assuming the … Continue reading

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Cool Weather Recipe That’s Great with Food Allergies

When you have food allergies, you spend a significant amount of time and energy altering recipes. Many of you know that I am crazy-intolerant of gluten. Cutting it out of my life changed everything for me health-wise. There are some unexpected … Continue reading

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5 Lessons I Learned From Winning NaNoWriMo

After eight years of trying, I finally won NaNoWriMo this year. It was glorious, affirming, life-changing. Here are five reasons why THIS time was a success. Continue reading

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The Almost X-Rated Garage Sale Reboot

Photo from YourHoustonNews.com After a weekend of family holiday time, I thought y’all might appreciate a family story about my grandmother and “The Almost X-Rated Garage Sale.” Since y’all are my posse, I’ll give you all the deets (except the parts … Continue reading

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How to Survive “Turkey Block” and Other Thanksgiving-y Things

Oh my sweet potato pie! It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. and I am in the usual flurry. I had the flu last week, which was not a pretty thing as it brought my world to a screeching halt … Continue reading

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30 Things I’d Rather Be Called than Pretty

We all have that one word that sets us off, for reasons that elude others. For some it’s “nice,” for others it might be “tall.” None of those words are bad, but have you considered what you’d rather be called than that … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Success Tip # 3: Some Days You Need a Pep Talk

In the boggy barren tundra of NaNo’s Week 2, you will need a pep talk. You will need encouragement. You will need people to help lift you out of the despair of your giant plot holes. Trust me on this one. Here are three ways to get your NaNo mojo back. Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Success Tip # 2: Focus On Your One-Inch Picture Frame

One of the most stellar bits of writing advice I’ve ever read was dispensed by Anne Lamott, the author of writing classic, Bird by Bird. Not only does Lamott give you “permission to write crap,” she also gives great brainstorming advice … Continue reading

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