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James Duckett
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Reminder from last week: I’d found an old (Feb. 13, 2012) Writer’s Market online blog wherein Jessica Strawser had opined “As wordsmiths, many of us rejoice in a single fact every day: ‘Writing is not math.'” It made me laugh aloud because I always loved…
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I was visiting with my brother and his wife recently when we got on the subject of writing books. My sister-in-law recently wrote a professional text in her field and mentioned how much her back would hurt after each writing session. Her favorite place to…
I was visiting with my brother and his wife recently when we got on the subject of writing books. My sister-in-law recently wrote a professional text in her field and mentioned how much her back wo…
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I found a statement in an old copy of Writer’s Market on line by Jessica Strawser (Feb. 13, 2012 issue) that made me laugh out loud, and I quote: “As wordsmiths, many of us rejoice in a single fact every day: “Writing is not math.” The reason it hit my…
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We all know that as writers our job is to get our readers emotionally involved. We should be continually looking for ways to “ratchet up the tension” or “up the stakes” for our characters. But what does that mean? Does every story we tell have to involve…
We all know that as writers our job is to get our readers emotionally involved. We should be continually looking for ways to “ratchet up the tension” or “up the stakes” for …
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  Unlikeable people can be a pain to write if they’re a main character. After all, our audience needs to like them enough to be around them for the course of the story. If our readers can’t stand them, they won’t want to read about them. But sometimes our…
Unlikeable people can be a pain to write if they’re a main character. After all, our audience needs to like them enough to be around them for the course of the story. If our readers ca…
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I ran across this fun video the other day, which got me thinking about writing. No really! I suspect most of us, whether we’re outliners or “pantsers” still prefer to let our stories evolve sequentially. But do we really need to work that way? Could there…
I ran across this fun video the other day, which got me thinking about writing. No really! I suspect most of us, whether we’re outliners or “pantsers” still prefer to let our stor…
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Guest Post by Michael Bacera Mike saves children in India from leprosy by day and writes epic military fantasy by night. But mostly he plays a lot of video games and spends Friday nights with his sewing machine. He graduated from BYU-Hawai`i with a math…
Guest Post by Michael Bacera Mike saves children in India from leprosy by day and writes epic military fantasy by night. But mostly he plays a lot of video games and spends Friday nights with his s…
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Michelle Witte is a literary agent with Mansion Street Literary Management specializing in children’s fiction and nonfiction. As an agent, her tastes vary widely, and she represents authors across the spectrum of kids books, from illustrated board and…
Michelle Witte is a literary agent with Mansion Street Literary Management specializing in children’s fiction and nonfiction. As an agent, her tastes vary widely, and she represents authors across …
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Guest Post by Dennis Gaunt Dennis Gaunt has been working in the publishing world as a manuscript evaluator for Deseret Book and Shadow Mountain publishers since 2000. He loves reading and writing, and is a published author in the LDS market, with two…
Guest Post by Dennis Gaunt Dennis Gaunt has been working in the publishing world as a manuscript evaluator for Deseret Book and Shadow Mountain publishers since 2000. He loves reading and writing, …
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Meet Michaelbrent Collings… if you dare (bwahahaha!) Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling novelist, a #1 bestseller in the U.S., and has been one of Amazon’s top selling horror writers for years. He is one of the most successful indie…
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Guest Post by Tamara Bordon: Tamara graduated with a BA in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University. She discovered a love for writing in 2007 when a children’s book magically morphed into a young adult fantasy novel. She has been published in…
Guest Post by Tamara Bordon: Tamara graduated with a BA in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University. She discovered a love for writing in 2007 when a children’s book magically morphed i…
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Michael R. Collings is an educator, literary scholar and critic, poet, novelist, essayist, columnist, reviewer, and editor whose work over three decades—more than one hundred books and chapbooks and thousands of chapters, essays, reviews, and poems—has…
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Education
  • 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
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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
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Las Vegas, NV - Pleasant Grove, UT - Vicenza, Italy - Sierra Vista, AZ - Frankfurt, Germany - Pleasanton, CA
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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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reviewed 3 years ago
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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