The Big DumpTruck

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So You Want To Be a Superhero

Lesson 1 for future superheroes of America

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Ellen Sojka Named “Official Poet Laureate” of the Big DumpTruck

Ellen Sojka, official Poet Laureate of Famous New England Website

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November Novel Time

I won’t bore you with the details, but yes, I’ll probably start NaNoWriMo again this year. It’s an addiction. Lately I’ve been kicking the addiction after about 2-3 weeks. We’ll see if this year is better.

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My Loss is Your Gain

I entered a writing contest a month or so ago, to get a regular column on a fairly popular and trendy website. I liked the idea I had for the column, but I don’t think it was edgy enough. Or the sample column good enough to be brought forth on the national stage. Plus there […]

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I’m Not Worthy

I mean it. I’m being serious. It has been determined that I am not worthy. I was hoping I would be worthy, but there were other, worthier people.

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NaNoWriMo 2009

7000 words in, I finally have a plot. Or at least a purpose. And characters. The full plot will probably not reveal itself until the end of the month, meaning I’ll have a lot more work to do to get it into a finished state. Which, based on history, I will never do. I’m writing […]

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Today’s Book Titles

Here is today’s list. You can’t have the first one, that one is mine. The Adventures of Keychain and Neil40 Ways to Prepare Cold CerealThe Rat in the HatHelmet Hair: Spending Too Much Time Playing HaloEven More Ways to Prepare Cold Cereal p.s. I think I successfully removed the snippet of code that was automatically […]

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What’s that Smell?

I am odd. Or maybe not. Or maybe I’m odd for reasons entirely unrelated to what I am writing about today. I’ll leave that discussion for others to have. As you all know, I’m a writer. I write. I don’t claim to be a Writer (capital W) like some heavily paid novelist. But from age […]

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Stop Putting Songs in My Head!

Email friends of mine have successfully put the song “Brand New Key” into my head. It’s been there for two days. Stop it! Stop it! I came up with a book title yesterday. I don’t have a book to go with it, but I’m giving the book title away for free. If you use it, […]

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49,999 to Go

It’s that time of year again! NaNoWriMo 2007 is upon us, and if you haven’t signed up yet, go sign up and then join us on the Nano blog I’m setting up for more detailed posting and sharing. Last year 5 of us contributed to that blog, and we were all happy and sad to […]

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