I can think of no better word to some up my approach to this quilt than CONSERVATION. It's not in the sense that I usually mean it. I'm not trying to improve the environment here. No, this time around, it's all about making things work with the bare minimum. Workspace-wise, this is what I'm calling … Continue reading BH4 Block 2: Cooee, a.k.a. the Strudel
At this time next week, I'll be a full-time author. Or unemployed with no prospects. Call it what you like. I'm okay with either. When people find out I've put in my notice and ask where I'm going, I say, "I'm just going." I then go into a lengthy explanation about how they might not … Continue reading Future’s so bright, I got a sale
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I saw my first double rainbow today, and it got me thinking. I know this sounds like the start of a spirituality post. If you're of a spiritual nature, that's great. All the love to you. If you're not spiritual, no worries. This post isn't actually spiritual. As those of you who subscribe to my … Continue reading Double Rainbows, and other random phenomena
The short of this: you have no idea what your potential agents, publishers, and readers like (or who they represent). That means that when you insult other writers, you may also be alienating the people who would have made your career. The long of this: back in May, Glamour magazine published an article on romance … Continue reading Writers: Trashing Other Writers Only Trashes Your Own Career
I'm currently working on a story that is partly set at sea. It's not a huge part, and I grew up on boats so it's not an unfamiliar setting, but I'm struggling on writing a squall that nearly capsizes the ship. It's not the mechanics I'm having an issue with so much as the pacing, … Continue reading Book Review: The Pirate Lord by Catherine Lloyd
BOOK IDEA: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure marketed toward men about the effects of pregnancy on a woman, BUT told as though it's happening to a MAN. Think about it: You could be brave and choose the adventure of a college boy just wanting to kick your heels up after a rough week of classes, only to get … Continue reading Reversing Abortion Bans Through Creative Writing?
Too Many Diet Cokes I'm usually a tea drinker. I'm one of those people who has a shelf of over two dozen tea varieties who rolls her eyes at people who don't know how to use loose leaf. I'm such a tea drinker that I have an electric tea kettle. For those of you outside … Continue reading A Novice’s Guide to Diet Coke Flavors