Films About Films

For some reason, I’m watching The People vs George Lucas. I’m not that big a Star Wars fan. I can tell you for a fact that I am not wearing Star Wars underpants (unlike most of the people in the film.) But the Star Wars fan base fascinates me. So, here I am, watching a

Electronics for the Modern Bookworm

I’m on a quest to find my next e-reader. Not… of course… that there’s anything wrong with my Kindle… or my Nexus 7 tablet. (Kobo, Kindle, Bookshout, Google, etc) It’s just that I have a next-reader wish list in the back of my head, and truth be told, I haven’t been 100% happy with any

That “Local” Convention

I got a subscription to Writer’s Digest a couple of months ago. I think you know the general idea. Lots of encouragement, an interview or two, and a couple of advice columns wedged in between the advertisements for Diamond 3D covers and professional editing services. I needed a tangible something to remind myself of… well,

IWSG: Writing Goals

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG July 3 question – What are

How to Build a Garden Lantern

You learn something new every day, and for today’s new trick, I’m learning to put “privacy film” on glass. You know the stuff. It’s what makes windows look like mirrors on the outside, but still be see-through, if you’re inside looking out. Why, exactly, am I doing this? Well, I’m making garden decorations. I have

Revenge of the Zombie Computer

It took two hours for my computer to update–ANNIVERSARY UPDATE!!, the company calls it, as if it were a dozen roses, and as if I weren’t contemplating divorcing my machine at any moment. After two hours of updates, I got the standard “guided tour” of what’s new. Except… it wasn’t there. So, I spent another

IWSG: Character Names or Titles

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! The awesome co-hosts for the June 6 posting of the IWSG are Beverly Stowe McClure,

Watching the Grass Grow

It is summer, and as usual, I am trying to grow grass. I’m not all that good at grass, and there are times when I think I should do as the city-folk do: Concrete everything, and spray paint the “lawn” green. The way this works is… I scatter grass seed. I water grass seed. I

I Am Perfectly Normal

I am starting out the month of June with a blog post. The beginning of a new month always seems to be a push forward for me. Drive… determination that this month… this month… I’m going to be so much more conscientious than I was last month. I’m going to blog more regularly, and more

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