Me and the Masterclass

I finally signed up for the Neil Gaiman class on Masterclass. I’d been debating that for a while, but it’s been a while since I splurged on something new for my writing. And given the massive student-to-teacher ratio, the chance of suffering a panic attack and dying is remarkably low. So, the first impression that

StoryTime Blog Hop: April 2019

Something Different Emma May Barnes never would have noticed she was dead, if one of the other ladies hadn’t pulled her aside. “Pardon me,” the woman said, as if she were going to mention that Emma May’s slip was showing, “There’s no good way to say this…” Emma May’s slip was not showing, and her

How NOT to Do Emotional Labor

A few days ago, one of the higher-ups pulled us all into his office to inform us that a co-worker had passed away. The news wasn’t entirely unexpected. The co-worker in question had been recently diagnosed with inoperable cancer. And yes, we all know the prognosis is not good. After the meeting, he turned the

Fitbit Writers

I am a part of an online writers’ group that suddenly–out of the blue–brought up exercise and from there, it was a short pivot to buddying up on Fitbit. Well, anyway… stumbling through the deceptively simple instructions. Should we discuss writers and Fitbit? Well, what name are you under? Is that your real name, your

IWSG: Just ONE Scene

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 April 3 posting of the IWSG are J.H. Moncrieff, Natalie

Winnowing Multiple Projects and Qualms

I’ve been working on multiple projects for several months, now. And, as I may have mentioned, the experiment is resolving itself into two clear frontrunners. The most attention-grabbing projects are an urban fantasy approaching 60k and a straight-up sci-fi piece on track for 40k. I’ll focus on them a little bit more, as I move

#IWSG: Protagonists Vs. Antagonists

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! Let’s rock the neurotic writing world! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG

Please Do Not Axe-Murder Me.

It’s approaching the end of February, and as usual, I’m realizing I haven’t posted anything on the blog for a while. I also haven’t un-posted much of anything. Well, I certainly haven’t organized or streamlined anything. I’m still dragging along a database of far, far too many posts, and I know it. I haven’t even

#IWSG: Other Creative Outlets

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! Let’s rock the neurotic writing world! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.

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