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What Twins, Who Inhabit My Brain, and NaNoWriMo Taught Me

When I decided to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo, I had no idea if I could. You see, a five-year-old child inhabits my brain and can throw quite the tantrum. If I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Gobbling Up the Holidays Blog Hop – Use Me and Abuse Me!

Start flapping your wings! It’s time to Use Me and Abuse Me, so fly to the Wild Ride and meet my friends. Come with ONE blog post and paste it in my comment section. Leave a one line teaser and … Continue reading

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Heads Up! Wild Turkeys Abound

Are there any Wild Turkeys out there? I’m wild and out there. Another Use Me and Abuse Me Blog Hop is this Wednesday, November 19th. Make a note of it on your calendar and come back to the Wild Ride. … Continue reading

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Happy Haunted Blog Party

Happy Halloween! It’s time to Use Me and Abuse Me by digging up ONE link from your own blog and burying it in my comment section. Click on a few of them and maybe they’ll stalk you back at your … Continue reading

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Want More Followers? Use Me and Abuse Me – Colorful Colorado Edition

Hello Wild Riders! If you would like more blog followers, here’s your chance. Every writer loves to watch their blog grow. But it’s tough when bloggers we have followed for a while take a break or stop posting. Comments and … Continue reading

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Unplug 4 Hours – It works!

I bet you’re addicted. Come on. Admit it. How many times an hour do you check stats, emails, social media or text messages? Is it hard to unplug? How long do you procrastinate before settling down to do real work? … Continue reading

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Use Me and Abuse Me Blog Party – Summer Vacation Edition

Hello Wild Riders! It’s time for another virtual blog party where you can Use Me and Abuse Me. Bring a link from ONE of your blog posts and paste it in my comment section. Then the party begins! Click on … Continue reading

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Use Me and Abuse Me Blog Party! – Music in the Street Edition

  It’s party time! Grab your dancing shoes and a link from your blog. Welcome to the French Quarter, Wild Riders! Leave a link in my comment section and then click on a few. Tell them “Susie sent me,” and they should … Continue reading

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Why blog? And what the heck is a writer’s platform?

A few years ago, a friend made a comment which changed my life. “You really should write these stories down,” she said after laughing at one of my wild tales. This began a whole new adventure. The germ of an … Continue reading

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Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Dancing into the New Year

Hey everybody! It’s another Use Me and Abuse Me Day. Is this your first UMAMD? You are welcome to leave ONE LINK or URL from one of your blog posts, photos, video, anything really, in my comment section. (Paste two and … Continue reading

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Heads Up! Get Ready to Dance

It’s 2014! We all want to start the year on the right foot. Yes? Well, let’s do it.  Are you ready to dance? I am! DJ K-Smash is spinning and the crowd is ready to rage. Yep. Another Use Me … Continue reading

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2013 – A Year with a Mean Streak

One year ago, I tried to shake off a strange trepidation, an ominous foreboding that unlucky number 2013 would be trouble. It appeared with many personalities just like any other year. On most days, it wore taupey beige, occasionally donning … Continue reading

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Writer’s Conference Do’s and Don’ts or How to Avoid Abject Humiliation

A virginal experience can be frightening and take you out of your comfort zone, but it can also help you in ways you could never have imagined. This is exactly why I attended my first writer’s conference. I compiled a … Continue reading

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Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Rock Star Edition

It’s time once again to Use Me and Abuse Me, so lets get this party started. Yeah baby! The idea is to introduce yourself, chat up the guests, and pick up some new followers. Be a star and rock out in the … Continue reading

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Get Ready!

The ultimate in crowd surfing Last week, I attended a book signing, a mind-blowing rock concert, checked in with my radiologist, and then went to a writer’s conference where I learned a ton and pitched my book. And those are … Continue reading

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Storm Chasing During Boulder’s 100-Year Flood

Photo by Jessica Farris Drenched by torrential rain over a period of four days, creeks swelled into forceful rivers, dams burst and walls of water cascaded from the foothills all along the Front Range in Colorado. 18.44 inches of rain … Continue reading

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Do You Want More Followers?

When we receive an email alerting us that someone has subscribed to our blog, it’s exciting. Later when publishing a post, we hope to see the see those new friendly little gravatars pop up in “likes” or “comments.” Most are … Continue reading

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What Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Been Freshly Pressed!

When Peg of Peg-O-Leg’s Ramblings asked for a post I thought had the most, but the WordPress editors thought was milk-toast, I was more than honored. Now I have an opportunity to boast! Sorry. I will blame my poetic rambling on … Continue reading

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The Boob Report – Bosom Boosting Buddies

Bosoms. My sister Patty and I broke out in fits of laughter after one of us said that word. We shared a bed when we were little girls and were supposed to go to sleep after the lights went out. … Continue reading

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Use Me and Abuse Me Day – Spring Thaw Edition

It’s another Use Me and Abuse Me Day here at the Wild Ride. This is your chance to mingle and “pick up” some new subscribers. It’s been a long winter here in Colorado and a virtual party is just what … Continue reading

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