Ten Computer Phrases that Sound Dirty But Aren’t

For a good chuckle, check this re-blog out by Jenny Hansen. She’s got my kind of mind…if you know what I mean. Tom Austin

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More Cowbell Monday is always about laughter. It’s just a rule around here that we start the week that way.

Last night over dinner, my hubby and some family friends helped me put the finishing touch on this post, so a huge thank you is going out to my hubby and our pals, Richard and Marie.

Y’all know about my day job, right? I’m a technical trainer, and I work with a lot of guys.

The computer field is pretty male-dominated so, like anything male-dominated, the terms sound naughty. Can any of you football fans say “penetration” or “tight end?” I’m just sayin…

It always makes me laugh when I hang out with or teach “tech guys” as most of them have wonderful, lovely dirty minds. (You already KNOW I have a dirty mind.  🙂 )

Last night’s conversation went something like this:

I said, “Hey, I’m doing a post tomorrow on…

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Undies For Everyone – a Charity I Can Get Behind

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Google Alerts are the best things since chocolate chip cookies, aren’t they? All the news you care about, straight to your inbox. Today, my “Undie Chronicles” alert brought me information on an amazing charity: Undies for Everyone. Now THIS is a charity I can get behind!

I know our beloved Undie Chronicles discuss all the wacky get-ups adults find to slap on under their clothes (most of which they should be insecure about). But Undies for Everyone was created to address underwear insecurity in children.

No child should have to worry about where their next pair of undies is coming from.

What is Undies For Everyone?

This organization was founded for American children in crisis. From their website: “Underwear insecurity is a condition endured by children in crisis who lack access to new underwear.” They further state, “Kids living in crisis don’t have access to new underwear…

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 21/Sept/21

Stuart Aken

Pictures to entertain, bring joy, and, if you like, inspire you to create with words or images. Whether that’s a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is up to you. Please don’t feel obliged: you can just enjoy the pictures. The image is untitled to avoid directing anyone. If you need to know, the title is here.

I’d love to know if you use the pictorial prompt. You can post a link to your work, or the work itself, in the comments section, if you wish. If you use my image, please credit me in the form of a link to this post. That way, more people will see both our creations.

The idea is to have fun and get those creative juices flowing.

From time to time, I’ll include something I’ve written, inspired by the image.

To see more of my pictures, look…

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 18/Sept/21

Stuart Aken

Pictures to entertain, bring joy, and, if you like, inspire you to create with words or images. Whether that’s a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is up to you. Please don’t feel obliged: you can just enjoy the pictures. The image is untitled to avoid directing anyone. If you need to know, the title is here.

I’d love to know if you use the pictorial prompt. You can post a link to your work, or the work itself, in the comments section, if you wish. If you use my image, please credit me in the form of a link to this post. That way, more people will see both our creations.

The idea is to have fun and get those creative juices flowing.

From time to time, I’ll include something I’ve written, inspired by the image.

To see more of my pictures, look…

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 16/Sept/21

Stuart Aken

Pictures to entertain, bring joy, and, if you like, inspire you to create with words or images. Whether that’s a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is up to you. Please don’t feel obliged: you can just enjoy the pictures. The image is untitled to avoid directing anyone. If you need to know, the title is here.

I’d love to know if you use the pictorial prompt. You can post a link to your work, or the work itself, in the comments section, if you wish. If you use my image, please credit me in the form of a link to this post. That way, more people will see both our creations.

The idea is to have fun and get those creative juices flowing.

From time to time, I’ll include something I’ve written, inspired by the image.

To see more of my pictures, look…

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 10/Sept/21

Stuart Aken

Pictures for your entertainment, joy, and, if you like, to inspire you to create something with words or images. Whether that’s a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is up to you. But please don’t feel obliged: you can simply enjoy the pictures. I’ve deliberately left the image untitled to avoid directing anyone. But, if you feel the need to know, the original with its title is here on my Picfair site.

If you use the pictorial prompt, I’d love to know. You’re welcome to post a link to your work in the comments section, or the work itself, if you wish. If you use my image in your own work, please credit me in the form of a link to this post. That way, more people will see both our creations.

The idea here is to have fun and get our work…

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The Conflict Thesaurus


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Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi have done it again!  The pair that brought you  The Emotion Thesaurus and its companion edition Emotion Amplifiers  have been hard at work on yet another thesaurus to make writing just a little bit easier for writers, and more realistic for readers. Think it’s too good to be true? If you do check the master list of its contents by clicking or tapping on this link below.

https://writershelpingwriters.net/the-conflict-thesaurus-master-list-of-entries/ #writing #amwriting

Writers, a NEW Thesaurus Writing Guide is coming soon (October 12th). Want to know what the Conflict Thesaurus is about? Just go here: https://writershelpingwriters.net/2021/08/the-conflict-thesaurus-writing-guide-is-coming/ #writing #amwriting

Want to know what to expect?. Here’s a bit just to wet your literary taste buds.

CHOOSE MEANINGFUL CONFLICT TO FIT YOUR CHARACTER AND STORY

Inside Volume 1 of The Conflict Thesaurus, you’ll find:

  • A myriad of conflict options in the form of relationship friction, failures and mistakes, moral dilemmas and temptations, pressure and ticking clocks, and no-win scenarios

  • An analysis of each scenario that maps out possible complications and catastrophes, internal struggles, and the stressful impacts on a character’s basic human needs 
  • Guidance on using conflict to influence your protagonist’s character arc through opportunities for failure and success

  • Master class instruction on internal conflict: what it is, why it’s important, and how to incorporate it at the scene and story levels

  • Information about the role conflict plays in generating high stakes that are personally significant to the character, upping the tension for readers

  • A breakdown of the various adversaries your character might encounter along the way

If you took a good look at the (and Angela & Becca hope you did) you’ll notice that it said “Vol. 1”. Its companion volume is slated to come next fall. So, they are hoping Volume 1. will help tide you over till next fall.

The Conflict Thesaurus will released October 12th 2021.

If you need a little conflict in writing, The Conflict Thesaurus Vol. 1 is just what you need.

Get yours on October 12th  Conflict-Thesaurus-Release-1cause on the 13th they may be all gone.    1c858380843176bc0fa19d8642cf4aaf

Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 07/Sept/21

Stuart Aken

These pictures are here to entertain, bring joy, and, if you wish, inspire you to create something with words or images. Whether that is a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is entirely up to you. But don’t feel obliged: you can simply enjoy the pictures. I’ve deliberately left the image untitled here to avoid directing anyone, but, if you feel the need to know, you’ll find the original with its title, here on my Picfair site.

If you create something from the pictorial prompt, I’d love to know. You’re welcome to post a link to your work in the comments section, or the work itself, if you wish. If you use my image in your own work, I’d appreciate a credit in the form of a link to this post. That way, more people will see both our creations.

The idea here is…

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 02/Sept/21

I know there’s a critter in this photo. There has to be!

Stuart Aken

These pictures are here for your entertainment, joy, and, if you wish, inspiration to create something with words or images. Whether that results in a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is entirely up to you. But don’t feel obliged: you can simply enjoy the pictures. I’ve deliberately left the image untitled here to avoid directing anyone, but, if you feel the need to know, you’ll find the original with its title, here on my Picfair site.

If you create something from the pictorial prompt, I’d love to know. You’re welcome to post a link to your work in the comments section, or the work itself, if you wish. If you use my image in your own work, I’d appreciate a credit in the form of a link to this post. That way, more people will see both our work.

The idea here is…

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Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 01/Sept/21

This would be a real challenge…

Stuart Aken

These images are here for your entertainment, joy, and, if you wish, inspiration to create something with words or images. Whether that results in a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is entirely up to you. But don’t feel obliged: you can simply enjoy the pictures. I’ve deliberately left the image untitled here to avoid directing anyone, but, if you feel the need to know, you’ll find the original with its title, here on my Picfair site.

If you create something from the pictorial prompt, I’d love to know. You’re welcome to post a link to your work in the comments section, or the work itself, if you wish. If you use my image in your own work, I’d appreciate a credit in the form of a link to this post. That way, more people will see both our work.

The idea here…

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