Domino Writing & Research

I’m reaching out to two different audiences – business news and tabletop games – with one thing in common: new ideas and comprehensive, on-time writing.

From the natural world around us to the business world you’re part of every day, I deliver timely, accurate and relevant news articles. My speciality is business news, especially in west Michigan. I have nearly 20 years experience as a professional writer, as you’ll see from the diversity of articles on this site.

Research is: Finding facts, collecting the important information and putting it together in a way that makes sense to everyone – even people who don’t know anything about the topic. It may be unexciting for some, but I love searching for information.

When I’m not writing or reading, I’m working on games – games with dice, games with cards, games with miniatures, and many more. My games have fond audiences across the country and around the world. Keep checking back – I’m always updating and adding new games for everyone to enjoy.

Earn Money While Writing: Annual Reports

Earn Money While Writing: Annual Reports

Ah, annual reports, traditionally really dry text with announcements of profit and successful sectors (for really big companies). Occasionally they're interesting but most are less so. It's a pretty straightforward process - collect data from each department in the organization, specifically

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Earn Money While Writing: Academic Papers

Earn Money While Writing: Academic Papers

Not long ago, I borrowed a copy of "102 Ways To Earn Money Writing" by I.J. Schechter... which only really has about 60 ways in it (the rest are duplicates of other ideas, just worded a different way). I don't have the most experience in writing, but I have some, and my own ideas on Schtecter's

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High-end magazines

High-end magazines

Specialty magazines, as I've mentioned before, appear to be a growing part of the "news" in local communities. I put news in quotes because it's certainly not breaking news coverage of government activity or even what the nearest big-league sports team is doing. Even so, it is the latest

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Getting Grants

Getting Grants

Today I attended a meeting of the Grant Writers Roundtable out of Grand Rapids, where in just an hour's speech I learned about resources I didn't even know existed. Admittedly, a few were Grand Rapids-based, which means they're not helpful in Kalamazoo (despite what the news stations claim, there's

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Support your local news

Support your local news

Southwest Michigan once had a few reliable sources of news, like Channel 3 (WWMT), the Western Herald at Western Michigan University and the Kalamazoo Gazette, a newspaper I never had the opportunity to write for, unlike the first two. The rest of the news came out of Grand Rapids. Mostly, it

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Finally…

Finally…

Like a lot of bloggers, I keep promising to keep the website and blog updated but let the time slip away. That's not happening now - I've got a plan for how to keep the blog up and running. First, though my website is a home for both professional writing and gaming material, this blog will be

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Notary Needs

Notary Needs

While I'm working on getting this blog up and running regularly, I'm also looking at all the possibilities I have to offer. I am a notary public, and carry around a personalized stamp just for that purpose. It's not something I use all that often, but it's convenient for a lot of documents, and

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Monsters Menace Monopoly

Monsters Menace Monopoly

I was in Toys R Us the other day, looking at what's on the shelves (haven't done that in months - I like to see what's actually available, instead of what's breaking online). I saw the newest edition of traditional Monopoly has a cat playing piece, presumably to go with the little dog. That

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Where’s the writing?

Where’s the writing?

This is a piece from an entertainment website, but it's appropriate for journalists - only about 50,000 news writers left in the U.S., with dismal incomes. That's one reason (the main reason, really) I'm not in the field any more, though I am trying to get back into freelance writing. Writing

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First Post

First Post

This is my first post on the new and improved website - I hope to be regularly adding content related to my writing for newspapers and magazines, as well as tabletop gaming rules of all kinds. Keep checking

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