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3 WAYS MISLABELED INFO TAGS THE WRITER

  Or how mislabeled info mislabels you.   The first time a writer posts a piece online they create an identity. Everything after adds to the evidence. Boomerpdx runs over a thousand posts strong on topics divided by category buttons. Inside each category, like an outline, posts ride on tags, key words, and seo magic. […]

WRITE YOUR STORY SOONER THAN LATER

      You can handle your frightening truth, so write your story.   Writers inspired by Inspirational Writers lean toward inspirational writing? It seems natural. Buying Gabriele Lusser Rico’s Writing the Natural Way felt just as natural. Who doesn’t need ‘A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Writing Confidence.’ I know I do. I feel more creative […]

STORY ARC, LIFE ARC. SAME THING?

      You can hold a story in your hand, but it’s better on the page.   It’s funny how a picture explains everything if you let it. A life arc begins and ends, birth and death and all the stuff in between. But unless you commit to the thousand words a picture might […]

LAUGHING SPAM ENGLISH ON BOOMERPDX. 151K LAUGHS LATER?

    Laughing spam won’t make you fat, throw up, or scream.   If laughing spam worked that way, I’d be fat, throwing up, and screaming every day. And I’m not thin, non-urpy, or quiet. Most of the time. Laughing spam is cute. That’s what I’ll call it, cute. It’s so vulnerable with an undercurrent […]

PERSONAL PRIDE vs MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS

Go ahead and be selfish just this once, keep your personal pride personal.   Who among us admits personal pride? Raise a hand. All up? Good. Pride for you and yours is a cornerstone of civilization, something to build on. You can tell personal pride people when you see them in full blossom. They wear […]

OVERSHARING, TMI, SETTING NEW BOUNDARIES FOR CHANGE

Oversharing the wrong thing for the right reason.   If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times? You might want to ask why you keep hearing the same thing. Either you haven’t changed, or the people telling you the same thing haven’t change. If the same person keeps telling you the same […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA LETTER TO OREGON’S BOOMER BLOGGER

  Fan letter delivers President Obama letter.   What happens after you write a fan letter to the President of the United States? You like their act so you write them to say so. Then forget about it. They’re not looking for a new best friend. Besides he’s got Joe Biden. The memorable part was […]

WRITERS, WRITING CLASSES, ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS

Best advice from writing classes?   College freshman might change their major. More than once. But over and over? Relax, it happens. And it’s not pretty. Finding yourself in college is expensive. Even if Major Changer milks it long enough they finish with a degree others call worthless, as in, “what were you thinking?” That’s […]

LOOK HOMEWARD HILLBILLY ANGEL, LOOK HARD

What does a hillbilly see when they look homeward?   From all appearances I’m not the only blogger with a Thomas Wolfe fixation. Yet anyone who takes the time to look homeward as an adult, especially an adult writer with a Thomas Wolfe problem, sees the past in new light. Hard reading does that, which […]

ARE BLOGS A CONNECTION CONDUIT?

When the message strong enough, blogs can be a connection conduit? A recent comment on a past post will test the idea of a connection conduit. I don’t do social media and don’t even know if this message will be received by anyone. Message received, loud and clear. I would really like to contact Aaron […]