Author Archive: tyunglebower

Fixer-Upper

People love to buy crumbling structures that were once houses, and then invest in bringing them up to code and making them houses again. Some people do it so they can live in them. Others do it so they can “flip” the house, and sell it quickly for a nice profit. “Fixer-upper,” they call them. …

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Metaphors and the Spectrum

No two people on the Autism Spectrum experience it in the same way. There are however common tendencies that are nonetheless present in many such people. One of those common (not universal) traits is difficulty with metaphoric language. The use and interpretation of metaphors can lead to confusion for many on the Spectrum, even those …

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Writing Can Be Depressing. It’s Okay.

There is clinical depression, which is a medical condition that requires treatment. Then there is being depressed. The latter can be a prelude to the former, but not always. Sometimes we are just very down, and can be for quite a while. Certain situations are inherently depressing. That doesn’t mean everyone will find themselves depressed …

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Indie Squared

Due to the fact that I self-publish my work, the term “indie-publisher” could apply to me in a sense. I am, after all, independent of a press or publishing company. The term  probably more often refers to small presses, I realize, but there is likely some leeway there. “Indie author” is the more exact term …

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Book Review: Gods in Everyman

I don’t usually post a book review here. I write them on Goodreads when I finish a book, usually, and leave it at that. Yet in this particular case I am posting it here because of a surprising connection to writers and writing. Gods in Everyman: A New Psychology of Men’s Lives and Loves, by …

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