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Larry Kollar
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Attended Michigan Technological University
Lives in Dawsonville, GA
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Indoor-ish Critters
I’ve mentioned Rosie, also known as Doofus, Roomba, and GET OUTTA THE KITCHEN!, on Twitter but I don’t think I’ve done it here. Making noise, as dogs do She’s obviously a Boston Terrier, huh? Panda delivered her to FAR Manor around Christmas as “a gift for ...
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Ten Years Later…
Still bloggin’ after all these years… A lot of stuff has happened in ten years, since I began with a post about replacing rotted siding on the gables, racing to beat an incoming thunderstorm. Finding a niche for my writing and ending up with a grandkid were...
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Sunset (#FridayFlash)
With fridayflash.org winding down this week, I thought I’d write something about closure as well. It’s not nearly as fun as Chuck Allen’s Closing Time , but Termag’s history calls yet again… Image source: openclipart.org “…the blessings of the Creator and t...
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Blink: Superhero Summer Camp, episode 20 (CONCLUSION)
Blink’s earlier adventures: Blink Blink’s First Adventure | 2 | 3 | 4 Superhero Summer Camp (this one): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 Mom gave him the news at the beginning of Labor Day weekend, Friday a...
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Writing Wibbles: Exclusivity, and Why it Shouldn’t be So Attractive
Last week, Indie ReCon kicked off with a talk with Mark Coker of Smashwords, called What Authors Need to Know in 2015 . Of course, toward the end of the session, Coker delivered a soliloquy about the perils of exclusivity (specifically, KDP Select). Steakbu...
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Blink: Superhero Summer Camp, episode 18
Blink’s earlier adventures: Blink Blink’s First Adventure | 2 | 3 | 4 Superhero Summer Camp (this one): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 Blink met with Nixi and Sarika in front of the elevators on level F-2 the next ...
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Ring-a-Ding Ding
Welp… Daughter Dearest has gone and made it official: So, this happened… I won’t be posting the wedding pics for a year or so, because that’s when they’ve scheduled it. A year and about a week from now. I made a crack about leading the reception crowd in a ...
Welp… Daughter Dearest has gone and made it official: So, this happened… I won’t be posting the wedding pics for a year or so, because that’s when they’ve scheduled it. A year and about a week from now. I made a crack about l...
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With FridayFlash.org winding up operations, I thought I'd write a piece about closure as well. This one is from Termag's Age of Heroes…
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Writing Wibbles: Smashwords, Direct to Tablet
Last week, I talked about exclusivity and what outfits like Smashwords need to do to break it . In the comments, Patricia Lynne made a good point: I find it hard to link to SW too when on Amazon people can click and have it upload to their device automatica...
Last week, I talked about exclusivity and what outfits like Smashwords need to do to break it. In the comments, Patricia Lynne made a good point: I find it hard to link to SW too when on Amazon people can click and have it up...
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Blink: Superhero Summer Camp, episode 19
Blink’s earlier adventures: Blink Blink’s First Adventure | 2 | 3 | 4 Superhero Summer Camp (this one): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 “Whoa,” said Lashaun, as he and Chris stared at the picture Stevie took ou...
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Watch this all the way to the end. LOL!
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Of Made and Born, pt 2 of 2 (#FridayFlash)
The conclusion to last week’s post … Matos stood quiet a long moment, then heaved a deep sigh. “No. But how…? We have children!” “Your new ‘friends’ have fed you on lies and half-truths. They point to the monsters that corrupt Makers unleash upon the world,...
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Technical Writer
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  • ARRIS
    Senior Technical Writer, 1997 - present
  • Scientific-Atlanta
    Contractor Technical Writer, 1994 - 1997
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Dawsonville, GA
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Clarkston, GA - Kentwood, MI - Moline, MI - Allegan, MI
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Writer and middle-aged geek
Introduction
What I do isn't necessary what I am.

I've been doing technical writing since 1982. In that time, I got married, raised two kids, and am now raising a grandkid. The latter, family, is what defines me. If my career were my life, many things would be different.

I've always wanted to write stories, but too often found myself doing other things. At some point in the last few years, I got serious about it. In that time, I've written two novels, started a third, and wrote numerous short stories and flash fiction pieces. Many of them can be found on my blog, and I'm in the final few laps of publishing one of my novels, White Pickups.

I'm not all that concerned about "getting published" as eBook outlets now make it possible to bypass the entire query/agent/publisher gauntlet. Yes, doing it yourself is a lot of work — but honestly, the traditional route requires much the same amount (and kinds) of work but without any guarantee of seeing your work on the shelves, actual or virtual. That's not to say I would turn down a traditional book deal if one were offered, but I'm not going to go begging either. In either case, I don't expect to quit my dayjob. It's more important to me that people read and enjoy my stories than having some commercial success.
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Raising the World Cutest Grandkid
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  • Michigan Technological University
    B.A. Technical Communications, 1977 - 1982
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