Books, Opinion, Publishing, The Wheel of the Year, Writing

Genre Musings (more to come) plus Chapter Excerpt: The Stone of Shadows

I have in mind a blog post on the vagaries, necessities, and nuisances of "genre" in writing (or, more particularly, publishing)…but I also need to get a lot of work done on Book 3 today, so that post will have to wait. But I'm excited to have this new blog location, so the temptation to… Continue reading Genre Musings (more to come) plus Chapter Excerpt: The Stone of Shadows

Adventure, Opinion

A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

Over at Chuck Wendig's super-active blog, he made a great (timely) post about how this constant checking of mobile phones that so many of us do is causing us to check out of our lives. I wrote in a comment that, perhaps, got a bit off track, or what have you. But it felt wonderful to write, and… Continue reading A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo

Opinion, Writing

Flash Fiction Challenge: Why I Write

Chuck Wendig (author and author guru) posted another challenge at his website, Terrible Minds, and it sounded…well, not exactly like fun in the way of the previous one…but fun in an important, know thyself sort of way.  And so here it is: 1,000 words (exactly!) Why do I write?  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have some sort of writing implement… Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge: Why I Write

Opinion, Publishing

Many, Many Words…Because Internet.

Aargh. Okay. So, there is yet another flare-up on the internet—more specifically blogs and Twitter and probably Facebook and maybe Goodreads and Kindle Boards and even Snap-whatzit and Insta-whosey and that other site that people link to and it’s usually a thing linked from some other thing that takes you to some other thing. Anyway.… Continue reading Many, Many Words…Because Internet.

Opinion

Rules to Live By (or, Things My Mother Has Taught Me)

1. Life is not fair (Especially in Public School)  2. You've got to be fast (Told to me after a screen door slammed shut on my hand) 3. Always check the oven before you pre-heat (Because something might be in there already. For my mother, it was Tupperware. For a friend of mine, it was… Continue reading Rules to Live By (or, Things My Mother Has Taught Me)