I’m a sucker for a good infomercial, but rarely do I actually order a product off the TV. I’m not down with that “just pay separate shipping and handling” line even if I can get not one, but two doohickies for the low, low price of $19.95.
Don’t trash a visit to the landfill! Every so often, we accumulate enough junk here at the farm to warrant a trip to the local landfill. No matter what we’re hauling, you can guarantee it’s going to be an adventure.
I had one of those seminal realizations…an epiphany…as I prepped my calendars, lists, files, etc. for the new year and it has made a surprising difference. For the first time in forever, I resolved not to resolve jack!
What traditional dishes do you serve, Gentle Reader, that your darlings snurl their pert little noses at? Surely, I’m not the only mom who “tortures” her family with “disgusting foods from the Great Depression”. Chime in!
If you want to know how it sounds, you’ve got to read your stuff out loud. Reading your work in front of a live audience can be nerve-wracking, but absolutely nothing helps you understand syntax, inflection, and pacing better than oral reading.
Two stories; two centuries, told in inexorably woven tandem. The School of Night is a masterfully written novel that toys with the very context of history. This historical thriller makes a late run for my book of the year.
The Alabama Gulf Coast is one of the prettiest places there is and a popular destination for thousands of over-wintering Snowbirds each year. Not us. We layered up and took ourselves on a little retirement recon trip to Missoula, Montana.
One of the biggest challenges for writers, particularly writers of fiction, is to lend life to the characters they create. Here are a few things to think about as you’re clicking away at your NANOWRIMO goal or having your go at the Great American Novel.