Category Archives: Technology Fun

New Facebook Feature Spells ‘Awesome’ for Blogging

by Lisa Hall-Wilson So glad to be back here for Techie Tuesday! Facebook has made a lot of changes over the summer, but I wanted to share one with you that’s super cool. No – really, this is pure awesomesauce … Continue reading

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A Groovy New Tool + 18 Awesomesauce Links

Today’s Techie Tuesday post is pretty eclectic but I’m bouncing off walls over the nifty tool I discovered. And of course I share all turbo-coolness with my More Cowbell posse. The graphic above is an example of Text Is Beautiful. That’s … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Your Story’s Turning Points

One of my favorite speakers on writing is Jennifer Crusie. For some reason, she makes sense to me…as if she has an expressway dug directly into my writing mind. Stephen Cannell (creator of The Rockford Files) was the man who … 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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A ‘Pimp or Promote’ Friday + A Celebration of Online Friends

Anyone who says “online friendships aren’t real or true or strong” is obviously not making the right kind of friends. Quite simply: I adore my online friends.They are some of the best people I’ve ever met, even when I don’t get … Continue reading

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Writing Inspiration Both Old and New

The Vicious Texas Flu, as we’re calling it in my house, has turned everything loose but my voice. I still sound like an adult film star. I’m totally not kidding. All weekend, I had people standing kinda close giving me … Continue reading

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Q is The Quest for Story: What is it REALLY?

Today’s A-Z Challenge post is perfect for Thoughty Thursday, but we’re doing it one day later cuz we were having too much fun with our Panty Politics yesterday. I’ve had a sick toddler at home for two days now, but … Continue reading

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L is for Learning: The Best Writing Teacher I Know + a Milestone

Most of you here at More Cowbell know that I teach computer classes in my day job. I am a huge fan of learning and growing your understanding of any topic. Last weekend, I posted some Freaking Great Writing Advice … Continue reading

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H is for “Help Me Computer, For I Have Sinned”

The above sentence is usually followed by: “It’s been 14 months since my last backup…” Oh sure, we knooooow we’re supposed to back up our stuff. We plan to back up our files. We think about backing up our files. … 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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