Tag Archives: Let’s Meet Up Contest

A Microsoft Word Party + July Webinar Winners

Last Friday several of us got together and had the June webinar with the focus on how to use Microsoft Word more efficiently. We always have a great time in these trainings – not just because we get to learn … Continue reading

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OMG! What Happened To the Bod??

The original idea for this post came one day a few weeks back when I had an unfortunate moment with my pre-baby jeans. Anyone over 40 has likely had such a moment, whether it was pregnancy related or not. Those … Continue reading

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Techie Tuesday: The Business of Character Engagement

Tuesdays are devoted to the nitty-gritty here at More Cowbell. It might be the down-and-dirty technical details of getting 25 lines per page in your manuscript. Perhaps it will be writing-focused like the Deep Editing Analysis from Margie Lawson last … Continue reading

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Should Writers Use Excel – Part 1

Should writers (or anyone else) use Microsoft Excel? In a word, YES! What sort of tasks might one do in that spooky financial-y program? Royalty statements, tax expense summaries, submission tracking, Agent/Editor querying… All of these are pretty important, and … Continue reading

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Moping Over My Melon…Can Anyone Help Out the New Gardener?

My Friday dating blog got pre-empted by some extremely graceful upchucking from Baby Girl (which I’ll blog about later when there’s time to catch up). Suffice it to say, she’s doing better than we are today and y’all get next … Continue reading

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Naked Passion is Attractive in a Blog, Don’t You Think?

This year reminds me of a refrigerator magnet I have with a phrase by Zora Neale Hurston that says, “There are years that ask the questions and years that answer.” Very rarely, a year does both and 2011 is shaping … Continue reading

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A “Devil-ish” Playground AND June Webinar Winners

To quote Kristen Lamb: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE! I have fun news! For the next several days it’s gonna be recess on the playground here on More Cowbell (and in several other places). I mean, seriously fun PLAY TIME where we: Romp. Cavort. … Continue reading

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How Writers Can Rock LinkedIn

In yesterday’s post, we discussed the “fun party-line” aspect of Friday’s LinkedIn Webinar. (For all of you who are new to More Cowbell, this webinar was the May prize for the Let’s Meet Up Contest.) I saved all the great … Continue reading

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The Webinar “Party Line” at More Cowbell

Last Friday we had the first Let’s Meet Up (for Training) Webinar and, oh my God, was it fun! It was like a big raucous party line. Some of you might actually remember those old party lines…also called Shared Service or … Continue reading

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Mad Love for My Zucchini

[If your mind just plopped in the gutter, fish it out…this isn’t that kind of blog.] How many of you have already started your summer garden (or long to have one)? After years of having a few planters and wishing … Continue reading

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