Author: cjhawkings

Humor

Why I’m Afraid Of Pineapples

Everybody has a fear of something. For some people, it’s spiders. Most other people, it’s clowns. For me, it’s *shudders* pineapples. It wasn’t always this way. I entered the film festival Tropfest with some filmmaker friends last year. See, I’m part of this group where we are trying to get filmmaking noticed in our local […]

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Arygle Street
Local

A Walk Through The Country: Country Town Adventure Edition

You would not believe how many people think living in a country town is down right boring. I can tell you right now, they’re wrong. Clearly, they’re city folk. I don’t get much of a chance to walk around Macarthur’s small country town of Camden vey much, but when I do. I go all out. […]

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Lifestyle
The Almond Factor

Why The Almond Factor?

The decision wasn’t made lightly to begin The Almond Factor. Throwing up and gagging is not something your average person does. Oh no. I decided to begin The Almond Factor to show people who have misdiagnosed health issues that it’s perfectly alright and that there’s always an explanation out there somewhere. To begin this article, […]

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Writers Life
Writing Platforms

Bye Bye, Creator! It’s Been Fun!

In July of 2017, I decided to push myself. I became sick of having no money. I decided to join the Movie Pilot community. Just a couple of months ago, came the announcement I had dreaded. Creator would shut down by the end of the year. As expected, it came as crushing news to my […]

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Advice
Writers Advice

Novellas: The Drafts Edition

  There’s an age old question newbie novel writers tend to ask via their trusty friend, Google. How many drafts should they write of their novella before it’s ready for publication? I’ve been asking myself and Google this very question for a couple of weeks. I’m in the middle of my second draft of my […]

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Advice
Writers Advice

How A Good Café And A Good Cup Of Coffee Can Increase Your Creativity

You’re not a writer if you don’t drink coffee – said anyone ever! Where do you often find your inspiration? Do you go to the library where it’s quiet? Do you often find yourself thinking about creativity and how you seem limited by your imagination? To be truthful with you, I do. I’m consistently trying […]

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Advice
Writers Advice

Dealing With Internet Trolls From A Writer’s Perspective

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘trolls’? I think of the creature that wandered into the girl’s bathroom in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Well, alright, Quirrell let the creature into the bathroom, but that’s beside the point. Today’s post is a bit of a raw topic. […]

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Scrivener

Do You Have Crunch Words You Subconsciously Use? Find Them And Eliminate Them With This Tool Within Scrivener!

Do You Have Crunch Words You Subconsciously Use? Find Them And Eliminate Them With This Tool Within Scrivener! Do you use a certain word over and over again when you write? Is your spell checker not helping you in making your work superior and helping you improve? Trust me, I have learned much in the […]

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Advice
Business

Get Your Writing Career Started With Creator/Movie Pilot

Are you a writer? Do you love pop culture? Well, I have excellent news for you! Creator and Movie Pilot is looking for writers and one of those might just be YOU! If you love movies, television shows, music and gaming, Creator is the place to be writing. Before diving into the question ‘Will I […]

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Essentials

Calling All Nerds! 5 Things I Don’t Leave The House Without

“Your library makes our small corner of the world feel big.” – Belle, Beauty and the Beast (2017) I’ll admit it. I’m a massive nerd and there are other nerds out there. I love books. There is also a place for my love of television. My passion is film. I love trivia. However, being a […]

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