cloud storage and backup for writers

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by: veena kashyap june, 2014 It’s #MondayBlogs and here is my contribution! This is a serious stuff. Trust me; I speak from experience and cannot impress enough how important cloud storage and backup for writers is. If you are a writer, then like me, you probably have a large volume of data files. But unlike… read more

microsoft word tables and wordpress

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by: veena kashyap june, 2014 So the story goes like this. I was trying to insert a table I created in Microsoft Word Tables into a WordPress blog post I wrote earlier in the day. Well let me tell you, that was futile and a BIG FAIL. Yeah – I was not a happy blogger. I… read more

post dfwcon 2014…

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The DFW Writers’ Conference was this past weekend. Every year I’ve attended, the conference board members and the dedicated volunteers have managed to out-do the previous year. This year was no exception. Thank you for a great weekend! Hats off to: Kirk von der Heydt – Director, DFWcon 2014 Michelle O’Neal – Education Emily Hildebrand… read more

jd spero, my friend the writer…

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Let me tell you a little story about my friend JD Spero. I met JD at a wine tasting or was it a block party? I can’t remember but it was some get-together in our neighborhood. She lived down the street from me in Frisco, Texas. We hit it off and hung out on and… read more

2 weeks to go until DFW Writers’ Conference 2014

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I cannot emphasize how much I look forward to the annual DFW Writers’ Conference. This year is no exception. This will be my third year attending. I enjoy the opportunity to socialize with dear friends, attend craft classes to help hone my writing skills and just absorb, absorb, absorb. The cost of the conference is… read more

NaNoWriMo – national novel writing month

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November is just weeks away and many of my writer friends are gearing up to conquer the 50K word beast.  The prize of the battle you ask?  How does  a manuscript in some state of completeness sound.  Not a bad end state, huh?  Thank you National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo. A few weeks ago,… read more


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Yesterday, I spent the entire day in the cave (office) shuffling from one planning session to the next for a project I am working on.  I work in the digital division of a major bank and sadly, twitter is one of “those” sites blacklisted by the company so I have no access. When I did… read more

blogging for writers…

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I’ve often wondered how in the world can blogging help me as a writer?  As I built this site and thought about the topics I wanted to write about, I decided to try and answer my own question, to blog or not to blog?  What are the benefits of blogging for a writer? Disclaimer —… read more

dfw writers conference – 2013

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My daughter and I had the awesome pleasure of attending the 2013 DFW Writers Conference in Hurst, Texas.  First, let me start by saying the organizers did a tremendous job of executing a fantastic event.  Kudos! A special thank-you to the lovely ladies who let me take home the paper flowers and vase as a moment.  My… read more

veena’s three writing rules…

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So, you’ve been toying around with the idea to write your first novel. Great.  But now what?  How do we make this happen? Like you, I too fantasize about that day when I stroll through Barnes and Noble (please do not rob me of this dream by going out of  business) and gasp at the… read more

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