Author Archives: Diane Pearson

About Diane Pearson

Author of CHAOS AT HIGH ALTITUDE (2012) where turbulence and a handsome hunk get a girl's heart racing more than a near miss at a street intersection.

10,000 Miles, 10,000 Pages

Years ago, when I was learning to ride a motorcycle, a very smart person told me that to become a skilled driver, a person needs to log over 10,000 miles on the odometer. I say the same adage could apply … Continue reading

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I’m not napping, I’m writing

It might look like I’m asleep by the way I’m reclined on the couch with my eyes closed. And I might be snoring, but I’m really working. After all, writing a novel or short story is more than pressing keys … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Tip

Question to writers: What writing tips have you found useful? Recently I stumbled on two that I would like to share with you. Especially if you, like me, have gotten bored with your current writing project to the point you … Continue reading

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Living unconnected—not me.

What electronics can’t you live without? I’m amazed at how quickly things go from the luxury category to the necessary category. I admit it, what started on my list as a-would-be-nice-to-have, but I can manage without it, is now something … Continue reading

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Eccentricity with a Sharpie?

I’m always looking for oddities that people exhibit. What eccentric habit do you or someone you know have? I used to think I was normal until someone pointed out it was strange that I marked dates (of first use) on … Continue reading

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Hook ’em Dano….

What is the hook that snagged you in your favorite book? Was it the first sentence? Paragraph? Or did you have to read past the first chapter? What captures your attention? Hooks in books are like fish bait—different sizes for … Continue reading

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I am at a loss for words…

Sometimes writing is fun and sometimes not so much. Like right now, when I’m struggling for a few inspiring words to jump-start my enthusiasm that would evolve into an interesting blog article. Shake that muse out of bed, girl. Staring … Continue reading

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How many keys are in your junk drawer?

Recently, I had to find a key to a lock on a bicycle rack that been stored for years in the garage. The rack was still in excellent shape and a friend said she could use it. But first, I … Continue reading

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Taking a mental vacation …

How long has it been since you picked up a book that’s so riveting you couldn’t put it down? Thankfully those gems don’t happen every week or else I wouldn’t get anything done. Recently, my husband said I should read … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends from the department of DUH. (Did U Hear?)

How many times this week have you had cause to scratch your head at craziness? The internet has put me on the information super freeway and my friends gladly share links to head-scratching items. But there are “funnies” in newspapers … Continue reading

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