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Jeff Tanyard
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Life imitates art
Life imitates art
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Found the problem
I was correct to suspect a Windows update was the source of my font issues.  A little googling led me to this thread and helped me pinpoint the culprit: I uninstalled "Security Update for Windows Vista (KB3013455)" which impacted TrueType fonts (MS15-010) a...
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My TNR got screwed up
My computer downloaded some updates from Microsoft, including a service pack and a bunch of updates for Microsoft Office, and now my Times New Roman font in OpenOffice Writer is screwed up.  Coincidence?  Here's what a paragraph looks like in TNR: Look at t...
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Buddy 2
I'd been toying with the idea of a sequel for a while.  I started it tonight.  I've already outlined it and crunched out over 2000 words. I don't know how long it'll be.  Probably between 10k and 20k, but I'm not limiting myself to any particular range.  Th...
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How accessible is your work?
A post on Kboards included a link to this site .  Apparently, successful authors tend to write at a 4th-9th grade level.  Want to know where your own work falls?  Here you go .  Just copy your text and paste it in the box. I put in a selection from Buddy an...
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Planning
The more I write, the more I realize just how important it is to plan out the storyline before starting to actually write the story.  It's this stage, the outlining and brainstorming and whatnot, that makes all the difference.  The actual writing is seconda...
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The difference a day makes
Almost as soon as I made the previous post, things started to come together.  I've now got the gist of a story worked out. My goal, once I finalize the outline and start writing the actual novel, is to crank out the first draft in six weeks or less.  It won...
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Stuck
I'm working on an outline, but I'm stuck.  That's the problem with the whole Thanksgiving-Christmas season.  It saps all your momentum.
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Been reading lately
...so I haven't been doing much writing.  I have been thinking, though, and going through plot ideas in my head.  There's a story I've had in mind for a while, and I've started assembling its skeleton. No hints, though.  ;)
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Back to work
I've survived the holidays unscathed.  Yay! The Buddy audiobook is available on Audible and Amazon.  It's supposed to be on iTunes, too, but I don't have a Mac, so browsing the iTunes site isn't easy.  If the audiobook is there, I haven't found it yet. I've...
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