Don’t just exercise your writing muscles

It became painfully apparent to me this week that I’ve been spending too much time exercising my writing muscles and not enough with the rest. I started playing softball and found that I have no stamina and I was practically crippled from throwing a ball and swinging a bat. That’s the first time that’s happened to me. I’m not sure what I expected. When I got laid off in October of last year I become a bigger computer potato than I was before. When I went back to work I didn’t restart my daily walks and I certainly wasn’t doing that at home. For that I have only myself to blame. Now that I really stop and think about it, […]

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Get Published, Episode 6 – The 12-Year Overnight Success, an Interview with Philippa Ballantine

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode6.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHello everyone. I hope you are actually getting spring (or fall) weather wherever you are. I’m not sure what the weather is here. It should be spring, but the snow still insists on falling (damn snow!). This is an interview I have been looking forward to. I absolutely loved Pip’s book ‘Digital Magic’ and I’ve wanted to talk to her for quite a while. It is a fun interview which I really think comes through. Enjoy. Show Notes 00:00 — Opening – Get Published, Episode 6 Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published” 0:14 — Introduction – Show #6:  The 12-Year Overnight Success, […]

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Book Review – Realmshift

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/Books/RealmshiftReview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The story focuses on the struggles of Isiah, an immortal agent of the balance, as he battles to maintain equilibrium between good and evil. His mission: to retrieve the soul of an evil murderer, restore the man to life and protect him from Lucifer until he fulfills his destiny. The man he must protect is selfish, cowardly and more than willing to kill anyone to help himself. It doesn’t help that Isiah sympathizes with the side of good or that Lucifer is throwing all the powers of Hell at him. He’s a man with a job to do and nothing is going to stop him from completing his […]

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