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Happy Weekend and Some Other Stuff

A brief post today to thank and acknowledge a couple of people who’ve bestowed awards on me or invited me to engage in a tag question/game.  I figure if they take the time to do this, I’ll take the time to respond in kind. This is from Allan at Om Sweet Om.  He’s a very … Continue reading

Missed Monday Musings and Motivations – Part Five – Simplicity

I didn’t post yesterday despite the fact that I’d made a resolution to do so every Monday.    Over a month ago, I vowed to write something inspiring/motivational at the beginning of each week.  I don’t really have any excuse except that I needed a break from this screen, so I decided to give myself … Continue reading

The Backstory — The Difference Between Your Characters Living or Dying

What makes us keep turning the pages of a book or story?  The plot, dialogue, pace and the way in which the writer crafts those elements certainly make a story work or fall apart.  But the backstory — now that’s where the good stuff is. As I write my novel, I’ve become increasingly aware of … Continue reading

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mé·tier
ˈmāˌtyā,māˈtyā/

noun

a trade, profession, or occupation.
"those who work honestly at their métier"
synonyms: occupation, job, work, profession, business, employment, career, vocation, trade, craft, line (of work), specialty

"he had another métier besides teaching"

an occupation or activity that one is good at.

"she decided that her real métier was grand opera"

synonyms: forte, strong point, strength, specialty, talent, bent; More
an outstanding or advantageous characteristic.
"subtlety is not his métier"

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