ALERT – Dirty Fingernails on the Keyboard!

ALERT – Dirty Fingernails on the Keyboard!

This week, I am “camping” while going through more community disaster training. I’m sitting in a small trailer (which does have electricity, thank goodness), and wondering when I’m going to get a nice, long, hot, REAL shower (not a camp shower). I’m also fantasizing about the s’mores I’ll be eating by the campfire tonight. Yum!!

Despite my need to keep working while I’m out here, it’s very relaxing. There is no city noise. I can hear birds singing, goats bleating, and the occasional moo of a cow nearby because the property is on a working farm. While I prefer living in the boat on the water, the woods would be my second choice.

I spent most of my morning writing my article for this week, which you might find interesting:
4 Questions to Answer Before Writing “Scathing” Exposés About People

Also, I want to remind you that the WritersWeekly Spring, 2019 24-Hour Short Story is only 16 days away! There’s a limit of 500 participants so don’t delay if you want to play!

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For Me, Volunteer Search and Rescue Training is Like a Really Serious Easter Egg Hunt. Here’s How YOU Can Do It, Too!

Amputees Are Usually Left for Dead … and Other Secrets I Learned in Search and Rescue Training!

Writing About My Volunteer Work Led to Paid Publication! by Julie Guirgis

I Earn $900/Month Publishing a Community Newsletter! by Wayne Adams

Make Contacts in the Community By Susana Molinolo

Getting to Know My Neighborhood to Sell More Books – Alice J. Wisler

Angela Hoy lives on a mountain in North Georgia. She is the publisher of, the President and CEO of and AbuzzPress, and the author of 24 books.

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One Response to "ALERT – Dirty Fingernails on the Keyboard!"

  1. Pamela Allegretto  March 29, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Cheers to you for continuing to pursue the Community Disaster Training course. You are a real trooper, and my hat’s off to ya!
    Of course I read you interesting article. I always read all the articles in the Weekly Newsletter. It’s my Friday “fix.”