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The Engineer and I spent the weekend at the Piston Power Show in Cleveland. Their slogan is “If a piston makes it go, it’s in the show.” Unsurprisingly, most of the vehicles on display were cars, but there was also … Continue reading →
I like beginnings. Always have. Always will. This carries over to my writing. The beginning of a story comes easily, with the first line or scene floating into my brain. Endings are harder because fiction — unlike life — promises to tie … Continue reading →
I bought a bottle of wine today, and the clerk asked for my ID. I laughed because it’s been quite a long time since I’ve been carded. Then I asked if she cards everyone. She said she asks for ID from … Continue reading →
A Rant — Be warned! I like computers. I like them a lot. I like the way they allow me to get my thoughts down almost as quickly as I think them, and then let me go back and reorder … Continue reading →
I write funny books. At least, I try to write funny books. Since I’m not yet published, you’ll have to take my word for it. My critique partners assure me I’m funny — bless their (undoubtedly misguided, exceedingly generous and kind-spirited) … Continue reading →
Cue the doleful music. I’ve been busy writing synopses. This synopsathon began with an agent request for a full manuscript and synopsis. Of course, I’d never query a book without previously having written a synopsis, so this should have been no problem, … Continue reading →
Reason #12: If you become a writer, you have to learn to write synopses.
There must be something about this time of year that causes me to become slightly unhinged — at least in my dreams. If you read my post from 4 February last year, you’ll understand what I mean. If you haven’t, here’s … Continue reading →
Writing cuts into your reading time. If you think your TBR (to be read) pile is big now, multiply it by fifty. Then add a stack of craft books on top, along with a small pile of paperbacks your friends wrote that … Continue reading →
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog, and I think it’s pretty cool so I’m sharing. 🙂 Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 … Continue reading →