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Betty Adams lives in a particularly damp and remote corner of the Pacific Northwest and like a hobbit enjoys visitors so long as she knows them in advance and knows when they are coming. She was born sometime last century and will likely die sometime this century. She works winters on a small organic research farm when not writing and spends most of her time herding eccentric genius scientists (she is absolutely certain cats would be easier) with the help of her 4 year old Great Pyrenees mix. Summers she spends nomadically wandering the Pacific Northwest in search of material for her stories and a regular paycheck for a biology major (she is reasonably certain those are on the Endangered Species List). She has several works published in the National Park Internal Database which may or may not be classified documents.

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  • Pumpkin Pies
    on Dec 20, 2016 in Uncategorized
    It is entirely the Pumpkin Pies' fault that there is no real post today. That and the Empanadas that were not quite as requested. Granted the surprise Christmas Carol sing Along was a contributing factor as anyway no real post.  [...]...
  • Music in Culture
    on Dec 19, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Another important world building question is what role music plays in the world you are creating. And for science fiction worlds the conecpt of does the culture even have music presents itself. It is religious in nature? Secular? Medicinal? Can every...
  • Movement
    on Dec 18, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Just a reminder that pace and movement is as important in writing as it is in art.  [...]...
  • 18th Century Dating Problems 
    on Dec 16, 2016 in Uncategorized
    #18thCenturyDatingProblems #WhenABeautifulWomanSavesYourLifeButWon'tTellYouHerNameAn excerpt from "Far From The Madding Crowd" ​Gabriel had always known that when the fire was lighted and the door closed one of these must be kept open...
  • When You've Lost Your Audience's Attention 
    on Dec 15, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Keeping an audience involed in your story involves a wide range of points but maintaining a good pace up for your story is critical. Ballencing description with action is a constant back and forth (with most editors perfering less description and mos...
  • A Matter of Private Judgment 
    on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized
    An excerpt from George Eliot's "The Mill on the Floss"  that caught this author's eye in the reading. Mr. Tulliver did not willingly write a letter, and found the relation between spoken and written language, briefly known as spelling, one...
  • Oncoming Storm
    on Dec 13, 2016 in Uncategorized
    The snow and ice approaches this author's home and she preares for the onslaught.  [...]...
  • Editing Starts Soon
    on Dec 12, 2016 in Uncategorized
    After taking a break from authoring for a few weeks it is time to start editing.  "Discovery" will start going under the knife next week.  Here is a snippet of the unedited version. ​The road did prove to be easier going. And the...
  • Soccer Playing Robot Cows - Probably 
    on Dec 11, 2016 in Uncategorized
    A soccer playing cow robot I presume. Today was spent herding small children and coaches at a Lego Robotics Competition at Evergreen Aviation Museum. The robots were for the most part small, practical looking atomatons that served their purposes w...
  • Nothing to do but Bake Pies
    on Dec 8, 2016 in Uncategorized
    3.14159....Nope, no math jokes today. I genuinely stayed home and baked pies. Three pumpkin and one apple. Why didn't I spend the time writing? Well I am avoiding post NaNoWriMo burn out.  Stay safe folks. Safe and happy.  [...]...
  • Preparing for Winter
    on Dec 7, 2016 in Uncategorized
    In defiance of the enchroaching darkness of the winter solstice this author is fortifying her house with ligths, apple cinimon scent, pine boughs, and bright colors. Pictures will be posted tomorrow if as I suspect I will be trapped inside  by t...
  • Where be the Machines? 
    on Dec 6, 2016 in Uncategorized
    When building a science fiction world mechanizaton of some sort is very frequently going to come into play. Even in post appocoliptic, espically in post appocoliptic, settings the voice of an artificial lifeform can be a major plot point, a clue to t...
  • Proper Care and Feeding of Your Story
    on Dec 5, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Always remember to insulate your potted plants - er - cats. A story is a finicky thing that will only grow under certian conditions. An autor must work tirelessly to provide the ideal enviroment for each one. This might involve going to a rustic S...
  • Author Verses Reader
    on Dec 4, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Who decideds what the meaning of a story is? Is it the author who pours their creative energy into a work or the reader who can look at the totality of the piece with a far greater measure of objectivity?For instance the carpenter had no plans to mak...
  • Traditions Around the World
    on Dec 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
    In a bid to make fourth graders more aware of the larger world and how values and culture can vary from nation to nation a teacher does a thematic unit on Christmas around the world. Snacks, gifting traditions, and stories and studied from the three...
  • Writing Season Approaches 
    on Sep 5, 2016 in Uncategorized
    With the beginning of September an author's attention turns to NaNoWriMo. My goals this year are 1) Have all my side projects wrapped up by then2)To be smart and not accept any side projects during November3) To finish the prequel to "Dying Embe...
  • Sweet as Honey
    on Sep 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Just a stingy sweet maker drinking from a pokey pretty!  [...]...
  • Fall is Coming 
    on Aug 31, 2016 in Uncategorized
    The last day of August nears its end and the air has a bit of bite to it as it sweeps over the mountains. Meanwhile this is not a pumpkin so what is it?  [...]...
  • Another Pretty Picture
    on Aug 30, 2016 in Uncategorized
    Light over the smokey waters. [...]...
  • Following the Red Rubber Hose
    on Aug 28, 2016 in Uncategorized
    A good protagonist needs a purpose, a drive. There are of course exceptions to this, but it takes a brilliant author indeed to write a compelling story around a character without a direction and a purpose. Many stories center around a protagonist fin...