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Multi-tasking: Catharine Bramkamp

It is currently understood that it takes 20 minutes or more to re-focus your attention after a distraction.  Every time we hear a ping, we react. 

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Multi-tasking: Susanna Janssen

I’m driving to the airport this beautiful autumn afternoon. I could be listening to my Italian lesson CD to make good use of time, but a pressing assignment is calling forth my multi-tasking prowess.

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Special Post from Las Vegas

** Special Post ** FYI: Readers may know that I live in Sonoma County–Petaluma, specifically. We are experiencing a catastrophic firestorm, primarily in Santa Rosa, where I lived previously. The … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

Multi-tasking: C. Hope Clark

MULTI-TASKING: BALANCING ENTREPRENEUR AND AUTHOR   By C. Hope Clark   Rarely do I make a presentation before someone in the audience asks how I balance my personal life with … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · 4 Comments

Multi-tasking: Susan Littlefield

My 17 years as a paralegal taught me how to multitask.  I would be working on one project when another case needing attention fell into my radar, or my boss would hand me something else that could not wait.

September 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Multi-Tasking: Marilyn Meredith

Oh, I am the champion of multi-tasking, though not quite as good as it as I used to be.

September 22, 2017 · 17 Comments

Multi-tasking: Mar Preston

Is there anything in life that doesn’t require multi-tasking skills of some sort or another? At any stage in life?

September 15, 2017 · 7 Comments

Multi-tasking: Judy Alter

Who answers your phone? By Judy Alter We don’t have secretaries any more. The women—and increasingly, men—who do that are now administrative assistants. But back in the day, I was … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · 10 Comments

Author Multi-tasking: Thonie Hevron

Before becoming a full-time novelist, I made a career in law enforcement. Most of that time was as a 911 dispatcher.

September 1, 2017 · 5 Comments

Writing Rituals: Terry Shames

Well, that was fun! I just threw my writing rituals out the window. It was unintentional, but thorough in every way.

August 25, 2017 · 7 Comments

Cop Talk

For all things about cop culture-the work, the family, the days off.

The purpose of this page is to educate writers of all genres to be accurate in their portrayal of law enforcement professionals. This includes meter maids (I was a "lovely Rita" many years ago), dispatcher, patrol officers, detectives, and administrators.

I have many resources in my 35 year career in California law enforcement. I index and explain common errors that found in all media. Guests will also post about police professionalism today and tomorrow as well as historical articles about the way things used to be, "back in the day".

Examples of police media myths: missing persons cannot be reported by anyone but the family; missing persons reports can't be taken until the subject has been missing 24 hours; all cops eat donuts.

You get my drift.



Just the Facts, Ma'am posts Sundays and Fridays. Sundays scheduled writers Hal Collier, Ed Meckle, Mikey, and John Schick take us through the days and nights of those who protect and serve.
Friday postings feature authors sharing their thoughts about this journey we call authorship.
Extra postings will include California 'Officer Down' notices or something special. I will update progress of my current literary project as they develop.
--Thonie Hevron

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