IWSG: When I Quit Reading

The awesome co-hosts for the January 6 posting of the IWSG are Ronel Janse van Vuuren , J Lenni Dorner, Gwen Gardner Sandra Cox, and Louise – Fundy Blue! January 6 question – Being a writer, when you’re reading someone else’s work, what stops you from finishing a book/throws you out of the story/frustrates you the most about other people’s books?

Summing Up and Shutting Down

Last day of Nano. I didn’t wind up hitting 50,000. I did come up with a bunch of short stories that wouldn’t have existed, if I didn’t set a November goal. Short stories are much more immediate than a novel. It won’t take me six months to revise short stories and get them out the

The Twenty-Four Hour Rule to the Rescue

It’s been one of those days. What kind of day, you ask? Uhm… the kind of day where I broke my shed. Yeah. Apparently, you can do that. I’m accident prone, and I know it… but not so accident prone that anybody’s ever said Look at the shed, but don’t touch. Admittedly, it’s a very

IWSG: Secrets

  The awesome co-hosts for the June 3 posting of the IWSG are Pat Garcia, J.Q. Rose, and Natalie Aguirre! June 3 question – Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work? The question is optional… but I’m having trouble thinking of anything better. I

Storytime Blog Hop: April 2020

One More Time He wasn’t a god or a demon, or an angel, or anything like that. He never explained anything, so he wasn’t even a teacher, really. He was just a watcher. An observer. He ran the experiment, and he recorded what happened. That was all. He’d been doing that since the fall. The

Summing Up February, and March Goals

March is coming in with mild weather and even a little bit of sunshine. To be honest, I was hoping for maybe a tiny bit more winter. I’m still edging toward being comfortable in my tent in the ice and snow. Well, by comfortable, what I mean is something more like “confident that I won’t

IWSG: One Photo

The awesome co-hosts for the The awesome co-hosts for the February 5 posting of the IWSG are Lee Lowery, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Jennifer Hawes, Cathrina Constantine, and Tyrean Martinson! This month has been good to me. I’ve been re-reading my most polished manuscript, and revising another, while working on a rough draft of a

Happy New Year, Everyone!

My neighbors started setting off fireworks sometime around 11:30. Since there wasn’t any chance of getting any more sleep, I got up and logged onto the forum at Holly’s Writing Classes. Thus, as luck would have it, I wound up ringing in the new year with other writers. I can’t think of a more auspicious

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