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Everyone Lives in Their Own World

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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

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In the Beginning. The End.

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

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Unexpected

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

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Does Not Compute

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

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Funnily Enough

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

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The “S” Word: Writing the Dreaded Synopsis

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

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Addendum to “Don’t Become a Writer — Eleven Reasons Off the Top of My Head”

Reason #12: If you become a writer, you have to learn to write synopses.

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Ideas That Go Bump in the Night Revisited

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

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Don’t Become a Writer — Eleven Reasons Off the Top of My Head

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

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2014 in review

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

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