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James Duckett
Works at City of St. George
Attended Pleasant Grove High School
Lives in St. George, UT
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I’ve been trying to write a short story on a specific subject and struggling. I found it easier to not write than try to keep moving the story forward. That should have been my first warning sign that something was wrong. Unfortunately it took me a couple…
I’ve been trying to write a short story on a specific subject and struggling. I found it easier to not write than try to keep moving the story forward. That should have been my first warning …
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Guest post by Mikey Brooks About Mikey Brooks: When he’s not saving the world from evil witches or changing diapers, he’s writing, illustrating, or daydreaming. He’s published six middle-grade books and several more picture books. He lives in Utah with…
Guest post by Mikey Brooks About Mikey Brooks: When he’s not saving the world from evil witches or changing diapers, he’s writing, illustrating, or daydreaming. He’s published six middle-grade book…
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Guest Post by Charlie Pulsipher. Charlie Pulsipher is a were-hamster and lemur enthusiast who lives in Saint George, Utah with his lovely wife and neurotic dog. He writes sci-fi and fantasy or some mix of the two. He creates miniature cardboard…
Guest Post by Charlie Pulsipher. Charlie Pulsipher is a were-hamster and lemur enthusiast who lives in Saint George, Utah with his lovely wife and neurotic dog. He writes sci-fi and fantasy or some…
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Amanda K. Thompson is a wordbender, an autodidact, and a lover of corny jokes. A librarian by day and a writer by night, her work has been published in Bards & Sages Quarterly and Yellow Bird Magazine. In addition to writing, she reads obsessively,…
Amanda K. Thompson is a wordbender, an autodidact, and a lover of corny jokes. A librarian by day and a writer by night, her work has been published in Bards & Sages Quarterly and Yellow Bird M…
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I’m sure I’ve written on this before, but hopefully it bears repeating: it’s good to get outside your box now and then and try something new. True, we writers with our super-sized imaginations are often able to extrapolate from what experiences we already…
I’m sure I’ve written on this before, but hopefully it bears repeating: it’s good to get outside your box now and then and try something new. True, we writers with our super-sized…
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This week I nearly threw in the towel. Writing is just so hard! I just can’t do it any more! There are so many other things I could be doing! It’s not like I’m ever going to be good at this! And then I took a deep breath and filed it away to deal with […]
This week I nearly threw in the towel. Writing is just so hard! I just can’t do it any more! There are so many other things I could be doing! It’s not like I’m ever going to be go…
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Today’s post is short, but the writing technique is still strong and effective. I’ve been talking about what Interstellar did to have a powerful emotional impact. One way was to keep a crucial conflict unresolved until the very very end of the story. When…
Today’s post is short, but the writing technique is still strong and effective. I’ve been talking about what Interstellar did to have a powerful emotional impact. One way was to keep a …
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Blood on the windows Millions of ordinary people are there They gaze at the scenery They act as if it is perfectly clear Take a look at the mountains Take a look at the beautiful river of blood. – Genesis, Domino, part 2 I’ve never been one for writing…
Blood on the windows Millions of ordinary people are there They gaze at the scenery They act as if it is perfectly clear Take a look at the mountains Take a look at the beautiful river of blood. &#…
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Today I want to look at a few examples of how characters are first introduced to the reader. How much does the reader really need to know about a character at first glance? How much description is needed? Let’s grab a few excerpts to examine. First up,…
Today I want to look at a few examples of how characters are first introduced to the reader. How much does the reader really need to know about a character at first glance? How much description is …
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When I pressed “play” on Interstellar, I had no idea that I was about to have one of the most powerful emotional experiences of my movie-watching life. Sure, subconsciously I took into consideration that I would cry at the end of the movie. Maybe. I was…
When I pressed “play” on Interstellar, I had no idea that I was about to have one of the most powerful emotional experiences of my movie-watching life. Sure, subconsciously I took into …
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Guest Post by Lucinda Whitney Lucinda Whitney was born and raised in Portugal, where she received a Master’s degree from the University of Minho in Braga, in Portuguese/English teaching. She lives in northern Utah with her husband and four children. When…
Guest Post by Lucinda Whitney Lucinda Whitney was born and raised in Portugal, where she received a Master’s degree from the University of Minho in Braga, in Portuguese/English teaching. She lives …
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Guest post by Daniel Noyes Daniel Noyes writes books for children and is currently seeking representation for his work. He is a member of SCBWI and a winner of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 LDStorymakers Conference first chapter contests. He has an MBA from…
Guest post by Daniel Noyes Daniel Noyes writes books for children and is currently seeking representation for his work. He is a member of SCBWI and a winner of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 LDStorymaker…
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Technology Services, Writer
Employment
  • City of St. George
    IT Director, 2007 - present
  • Intera NSC
    Senior App Developer, 2001 - 2012
  • GoldenTel
    IT Peon, 1999 - 2001
  • Video Monitoring Services
    Production Manager, 1998 - 1999
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St. George, UT
Previously
Las Vegas, NV - Pleasant Grove, UT - Vicenza, Italy - Sierra Vista, AZ - Frankfurt, Germany - Pleasanton, CA
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  • Pleasant Grove High School
    General, 1990 - 1993
  • LDS Business College
    Accounting, 1995 - 1996
  • Utah Valley State College
    Business Administration, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Business Administration/MIS Emphasis, 1999 - 2004
  • Vicenza American High School
    General, 1984 - 1990
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Jim Duckett, Duckett
One of my favorite places to eat in St. George. The environment is excellent and the servers have always been excellent to work with. And the food!!! Perfection on a plate! I also love the pewter glasses they serve their drinks in.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Simister Orthodontics has always treated me well. The best thing is that they don't nickle and dime you. They give you a price right up front and they don't charge any more. So there are no surprises. I wish all businesses worked with such integrity, especially since they have had to do more work than originally figured when I first came in.
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