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EMEPiper Ep 5: Time Management at Events Part 2

There’s a lot to cover when it comes to managing your time at conventions, which is why this is part 2 of time management at events. For me, managing my time at conventions is a survival skill.   Highlights My

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EMEPiper Ep 4: Time Management at Events Part 1

Why time management at events? It’s con season and for many, conventions or conferences become a blur of things to do, people to see, and it’s easy to lose the key reasons you attended when overwhelmed by the sheer craziness of

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EMEPiper Ep 3: Prioritizing and Urgency

Prioritizing and urgency via deadlines are at the top of my mind as I kick off 2016’s run of #EMEPiper at the changeover from January to February. Last year was full of deadlines, possibly the most challenging year for writing

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EMEPiper Ep 2: Day Planners and Time Management

And it’s here, the second episode of Every Minute, Everywhere: Time Management for Authors with Piper J. Drake. Confession: I’d intended to get this episode up in February. I had a major contractual deadline loom. The deadline became my highest

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EMEPiper Ep 1: Introduction, SMART Goals, and Schedule

This is it! It’s my first episode of Every Minute, Everywhere. Time Management for Authors with Piper J. Drake kicking off this week of podcasts to celebrate EMEPiper’s new RSS feed and hosting home. Highlights: Introduction ? What (or who)

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New Backend for EMEPiper

As we wrap up 2016 and head into 2017, I plan to put more effort into my podcasts–especially EMEPiper– with huge thanks to my Patrons at Patreon. We’ve achieved proof of concept and I am in this to create great

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It’s a boy! Meet Corbin Drake

Meet Corbin Drake, our new 9 week old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Dogs have been an intrinsic part of my happiness since my childhood. My parents brought home various puppies over the years. The very first dog I owned, that looked

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Chocolate Fudge cupcakes with Cookie Dough Filling Topped with Sea Salt Caramel

More stress baking happened this weekend. The result? Chocolate fudge cupcakes with cookie dough filling topped with chocolate frosting and caramel drizzle finished with a tiny sprinkle of sea salt. This is more of a concept set of directions rather than

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Khao Mun Gai (ข้าวมันไก่)

Khao Mun Gai was my go-to dish when ordering food for friends traveling with me in Thailand, or my younger siblings when they were very small. It’s tender chicken served over fragrant jasmine rice richly cooked in chicken broth and

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Reasons to Get Out of the House

Piper decides to break writer’s block and get out of the house, encountering all sorts of plot bunnies along the way.

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