Jul
22

10 Great Things About Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Full Disclosure: I love Star Trek.  (And it takes great restraint for me to type that sentence without an abundance of exclamation points.)  I've watched every episode of every series and every movie down the line and I am unabashedly a fan of the J.J. Abrams reboots and all the nuances and twists of the Kelvin timeline.  I have never in my life loved a movie more than I loved that first reboot film.  Into Darkness was a VERY close second in my mind, so tonight I raced to the theater to watch Star Trek Beyond.

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Jul
18

Things I Learned Building My Website

Web Design

I needed a dedicated author website (in addition to this blog).  Now, I have a computer engineering degree, but I learned HTML in the mid 90's when there was no such thing as cascading style sheets and we used Notepad to code our pages from scratch. The old search engines of the time (like Altavista or Yahoo) used header meta tags to learn your website's keywords and description and decide whether your site related to a particular user's search... but then Google came along, revolutionized web searching, and became the undisputed king of the castle ever since.  So while I was pretty sure I still knew all the basics involved with making a website, there were quite a few things I had to learn in order to appease the almighty Google-God of the interwebs.

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Jul
4

Me, Myself, and I

So Apparently I'm an Adrenalin Junkie...

Pitch Wars is a competition where a number of writing professionals (editors, published/ agented writers, and industry interns) each choose an author to mentor over the course of two months, at which time the resulting manuscripts are pitched to agents to see which books get picked up for representation.  Author submissions for the competition begin on August 3rd this year, and authors can currently submit a blog post to the Pimp My Bio blog-hop page to allow the mentors an opportunity to learn more about each of the applicants ahead of the submission rush.

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