Arcian Recipes

Author: Vegan Chili Recipe for Great Writing

Here it is, my vegan Crock Pot chili, one of the Saint’s favorites. Good anytime of the year, but especially in the Winter. High protein, high flavor, easy to make. Creates lots of leftovers unless you decide to eat it all in one sitting.

Take a break from writing Chapter 46 and let’s fuel up, shall we?

You’ll need a chef’s knife, can opener, a cutting board, a Crock-Pot and a frying pan. A Labrador with an intense gaze who also starred in your book is optional, but highly recommended.

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Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Author: If Tomorrow Wasn’t Friday (A Terrible Reading)

If tomorrow wasn’t Friday, I’d become guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

If tomorrow wasn’t Friday, I’d be streaking up and down the hallways of my work building, laughing like a maniac, passing out killer bees like party favors and tripping people with phonetically placed vowels.

If tomorrow wasn’t Friday, I’d be sharpening wooden pencils and dipping them in Poison Arrow Frog toxins. People would Croak. 🐸

If tomorrow wasn’t that glorious day, I’d make a life-size paper airplane and fly away. So long, suckers!

If tomorrow wasn’t the Fri-to-the-day, I’d find myself beating my head against the computer screen. More work would get done that way than waiting for Susie and Pete to give me excuse #11-80-and-3.

If tomorrow wasn’t the weekend, well, I just wouldn’t be pleased.

Brief Humor & Check-Ins, Labrador Lessons

Author: Method #491 of Calming the Labrador (Sing Elvis)

Our dog (who, by chance, is the inspiration for a character in my book) greatly dislikes thunderstorms. It could be just heat lightning; it could be only remnants of thunder. If it’s both, it’s all over. Let the shaking, pacing, panting and anxiety begin.

Thundercoats only take the edge off for the Labrador; treats and toys are but momentary distractions. One boom-boom and we’re off to bury ourselves behind the couch cushions.

But recently, I had a breakthrough. And it’s Elvis. I began to sing “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” to the Lab, and then played the song while singing. After about fifteen renditions, I had a calm dog ready to go sleep. The storm was also done by then, but the singing helped her to stay by me during the storm. Instead of pacing, she sat by me and eventually laid down. Her panting and anxiety decreased, too. I call that a win.

So here you go. Let me know if this works for you the next time your animal kingdom companion builds up anxiety. The king would be proud. 🎤

Brief Humor & Check-Ins, Star Jar

Author: Another Five Star Book Review & Star Jar ⭐

My book, Memory Bound, received  another review on Amazon the other day. Another five stars–hooray! It’s just my second review but I appreciate each one. As you can tell, this introvert is killing this marketing thing…

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Arcian Recipes

Author: Vegan Breakfast Quesadilla & Potatoes (Humor)

I researched some vegan recipes this morning. This recipe is mostly based on this wonderful dish by YouTuber Monson Made This. I subscribed to his channel recently and really love his calm, patient demeanor while he cooks and explains the food preparation to his viewers. I don’t like when chefs hurry (depending on the dish) or yell. Cooking is a relaxing art, I think, and should bring joy. And deliciousness.

If you’d like to see what I did, with the ingredients I had on hand, fly on, little Arcian.

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Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Author: May Review & Memorial Day Weekend

May was a beast. She raked her claws into me, shredded my pink unicorn blouse and left me to whistle showtunes whilst I ate vegan gummy bears and hugged my stuffed velociraptor. But I survived. By hook and by crook, and a well aimed dagger or two, I survived.

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Awards

Author: Versatile Blogger Award

Thanks again, Steve and Muffin! In the hurry and scurry of life lately, I missed this, so thanks for the direction!

Here are the rules for this award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Link to the blog of the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate other bloggers who bring joy into your daily life.

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Arcian Recipes, Introductory

Vegan Author: Writing Fuel Recipe

Hello, Arcians. Need some fuel to write Chapter 29? Look no further. Here’s something I put together with some inspiration from Cheap Lazy Vegan. Rose made a recipe similar to this and I took it and flew.

I call it: lunch.

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Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Author: A Quick Hello & Questions For You

A quick hello and happy weekend to you. I’m working out my next goals as a writer and have tentatively decided to have my next book ready to go by late Fall.* My laptop died on me, so I’m doing the paper and pencil route for now until I find a replacement. That’s put publishing my short story on hold, but I’ll do my best to get that out when I can. That’s my writing plan currently so wish me luck!

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