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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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Birthdays and Book Day
Since I was seven years old, I wanted to write and publish a book. It's the item on my bucket list that I've neglected the longest. Well, not anymore. I have to find another awesome goal to totally put off for way too long. Because bucket list item: Write a...
Since I was seven years old, I wanted to write and publish a book. It's the item on my bucket list that I've neglected the longest. Well, not anymore. I have to find another awesome goal to totally put off for way too long. ...
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Well done, and happy birthday!!!
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As a writer creativity is everything. When that aspect of writing is taken away from a writer, it makes them wonder if writing is still a pleasurable experience.  I’ve taken on a new job where writing has been an adventure. Until the past week, I have…
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Please tell me you are watching this, +Brent Johnson!!
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Book Review: Living Intentionally by Bonnie Aaron (And a contest!)
An Apology I feel bad, because I promised to do an interview with Dr. Bonnie Aaron to discuss her upcoming book, Living Intentionally . I should have posted the interview today, but I only got halfway through the book and didn't have the time to get my ques...
An Apology I feel bad, because I promised to do an interview with Dr. Bonnie Aaron to discuss her upcoming book, Living Intentionally. I should have posted the interview today, but I only got halfway through the book and di...
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When I sit down to brainstorm–whether I’m letting my ideas free-flow or I’m trying to come up with a solution to a problem in my manuscript–I start listing possible ideas. After I find several that work, I stare at my answers and try to decide which to…
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What Makes a Hero?
To me, the best stories combat "villains" who are convinced they are actually the bad guys. When writing, remember: Every character is a hero in their own story. When you look at the story from the point of view of any character, you can understand their mo...
To me, the best stories combat "villains" who are convinced they are actually the bad guys. When writing, remember: Every character is a hero in their own story. When you look at the story from the point of view of any charac...
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Time Travel Series: Introduction and a Doctor Who Giveaway!!
So, I heard this hilarious time travel joke tomorrow... Time travel is one of my favorite story premises and I’ve
always wanted to write a series around it. Welcome to the start of that series!
To celebrate, there’s also a Dr. Who Giveaway (a lot of people’...
So, I heard this hilarious time travel joke tomorrow... Time travel is one of my favorite story premises and I’ve always wanted to write a series around it. Welcome to the start of that series! To celebrate, there’s also a Dr...
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Several weeks ago, I read a story that had a passage like this: “My parents never really cared about me,” Allie said. “All my life they saw me as a disappointment, a waste of space. I was always the butt of their jokes. And no one really noticed. I was…
Several weeks ago, I read a story that had a passage like this: "My parents never really cared about me," Allie said. "All my life they saw me as a disappointment, a waste of space. I was always th...
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It's Okay, You Can Perform These Two Grammatical Faux Pas
I'm starting this blog entry while listening to Tristi Pinkston, editor-extraordinaire , give a presentation on editing. There are two rules that every writer has been commanded to follow, or be forced into eternal mockery from the entire writing community....
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After Robin Williams died, I thought I'd honor him with a Williams movie marathon. Oddly, I just haven't brought myself to do it. Not yet; it's still too soon. I know, I know... I'm really weird.

Anyway, a friend of mine insisted I watch this. It's pretty awesome!
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That s really cool. I've watched Hook and Jumangi a couple times since his death. I felt like I needed to share them with my children. :)
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I relate to what you've written, but that is a mighty big challenge at the end there. Can this comment count as following through???
Those who don't know what it's like to be a writer can't understand the struggle of writing when you hate it, curse it, and even find it miserable. "Why are you torturing yourself?" They may not say it aloud, but it's in thei...
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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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Gender
Male
Other names
Jim Duckett, Duckett
Work
Occupation
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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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 2 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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