Niki's Latest Blog Posts
Boulder Writing Examiner: Literary agent Sara Megibow visits Boulder to demystify publishing for you
2013-05-21 15:15 MDT
Misinformation about so-called "traditional publishing" abounds. It kind of goes with the territory. It's an industry that has evolved its practices over decades of incremental trial-and-error, the results of which can look arcane...
Puzzle Pirates Examiner: Puzzle Pirates blockade schedule for the weekend of May 4-5
2013-05-04 12:34 MDT
It's Saturday, and that means a Puzzle Pirates universe full of blockades galore. On Meridian the action leads off witha wave of Brigand Kings attacking good upstanding player flags' island holdings, while elsewhere the inevitable beat of...
Puzzle Pirates Examiner: How to earn your Seal o' Piracy for May 2013
2013-05-02 00:00 MDT
After the difficulties of April's hunt for Brigand Kings, you'll find May's Seal o' Piracy easy like a cool breeze. No special targets or locations required. All it takes to earn this moth...
Boulder Writing Examiner: Get fired up for good things tocome at Fuse coworking environment (Photos)
2013-04-30 18:38 MDT
Tuesday appears to be turning into Blogging About Coworking Day here at Boulder Writing Examiner. At least, this will make two Tuesdays running. That's enough to call it a tradition, right? If only a potentially short-lived tradition...
actually writing blog: I Distract Myself With a New Pen
2013-04-29 23:27 MDT
My new fountain pen arrived today. I said to myself the other day, "I just had a birthday. I can totally spoil myself." So I visited Sheaffer's website, because of all the fountain pens I have tried at any price, it's been the Sheaffers that are consistent . . . .
actually writing blog: I Distract You With Roller Derby
2013-04-26 22:27 MDT
Today was much, much better than yesterday. For one thing, it started earlier. It still started with a headache, but apparently the thing to do about that is get up and make myself a strong cup of tea. Whose idea was it to have caffeine withdrawal headache . . . .
Boulder Writing Examiner: Literary events in Boulder for the weekend of April 26-28
2013-04-26 17:29 MDT
April is a special month in the literary calendar. It's National Poetry Month. It's Families and Reading Month in several states across the U.S. (and as such, it's a great time to discover...
actually writing blog: There's Always Tomorrow...
2013-04-25 23:24 MDT
So today was not the productive, happy, high-energy day I was hoping for. It started with a headache and it dragged along in slow motion. Today did not represent any sort of significant step in the great plans I have for new-habit-forming and rut-reconstru . . . .
actually writing blog: About Time We Cleaned Up In Here
2013-04-24 21:04 MDT
How appropriate. It's Spring, and I'm cleaning things. Pictured here like an exploded diagram of skate anatomy are my freshly cleaned wheels and bearings. It really was about time. Seriously. The wheels were honest-to-Gods squeaking. There was hair wound . . . .
Puzzle Pirates Examiner: Follow a brigand king compass towards your April Seal o' Piracy
2013-04-24 15:39 MDT
Less than a week remains to score your Seal o' Piracy for April 2013. Will you manage to track down a Brigand King even once before the end of the month, let alone three times?Let's not...