Daily Archives: July 21, 2012


writing fiction for dummies
I have been reading “Writing Fiction for Dummies” by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy (2010). This book is a must read as it outlines in very simple steps the things that make up a great story, i.e. the Five Pillars of Fiction (storyworld, or setting, characters, plot, theme, and style). The authors also outline the Seven Tactical Tools (action, dialogue, interior monologue, interior emotion description, flashback, and narrative summary) and how to best use those […]

Favorite Book – I


oatmeal cookies
This is my absolute favorite cookie recipe that my wife has, and it is called: Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies!     Ingredients 1 C. crisco 1 C. brown sugar 1 C. sugar 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 C. flour 1 tsp. baking soda 3 C. oats Thoroughly cream crisco and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Add remainder of the dry ingredients except oats, and then mix. After mixing, add the oats, […]

Grandma’s Oatmeal Cookies




To get yourself listed on all of the social media sites that are out there takes time. Which ones should you use? Where are my readers wanting to see me? That is a great question. For sure you want to be listed on Facebook.com and Twitter.com. Are there others? Sure! See below the most popular ones: Facebook Twitter Google + Digg Flickr Technorati Reddit StumbleUpon   (884)

Social Media Tip – I


faux mosaic pictureframe
In my quest to find cool websites on the Internet, I came across this great arts & crafts idea at ReeseDixon.com! This faux mosaic picture frame looks like a real mosaic, but it is not. I am always interested in creative ways to make picture frames stand out. It seemed growing up that my mother had only one type of frame, the cheap plastic bronze color. This really catches the eye! It will take a […]

Faux Mosaic Picture Frame


Found this at OnlyFunnyStories.com: “A woman’s granddaughter had been learning her colors, so she decided that it would be fun to test her knowledge. After repeatedly asking her granddaughter what each color was and receiving correct answers, the grandmother was about to walk out of the room when her granddaughter huffily said: “You know, Grandma, you should try figuring these out for yourself once in awhile!” (990)

Funny story – I



gummyworms
Check out this cool idea for gummy worms! This recipe makes dual-flavored orange and raspberry worms. You can substitute other juices to change the flavors, or make a double batch with a single flavor. Ingredients: 12 tbsp sugar, separated 2/3 cup raspberry juice (see note) 2/3 cup orange juice 8 tbsp corn syrup, separated 8 tbsp unflavored gelatin, separated Food coloring, optional Preparation: 1. Prepare an 8×8 inch pan by wetting it lightly with water. […]

Gummy Worms


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I think my new hobby is to surf the net and find interesting webpages. In my search, I found a very interesting one called Billion Graves.com! I did a search of my last name, which isn’t very common, and found both of my dad’s parents, who are buried in the Orem Cemetery. I immediately thought that this would be a great Young Women’s project for their Personal Progress, so I texted my 14 year-old daughter […]

Billion Graves