Month: November 2011

Weekend Grab Bag – Writing, Austen as a Comic, and more

Weekend Grab Bag – Writing, Austen as a Comic, and more

Sorry for the delay (did you even notice?). Yesterday morning some of wordpress.com’s servers were experiencing issues and I couldn’t even access this site. I’m glad I’d been calling it Weekend Grab Bag, so without further ado: Writing: As always, Roni Loren’s Fill-Me-In Friday: Best Links […]

Firefly Friday – Shiny! Using Setting to Illustrate Character

Firefly Friday – Shiny! Using Setting to Illustrate Character

Welcome to the next installment of Firefly Friday, where we examine a writing tip chestnut and marry it to my favorite TV show Firefly to illustrate the tip. Setting ain’t just a pretty backdrop. If done right, it can add multiple layers of meaning to […]

Can You Hear Me Now? Has the hashtag outlived its usefulness?

Can You Hear Me Now? Has the hashtag outlived its usefulness?

Lately there have been posts cropping up from veteran bloggers about blogger fatigue. This week, it continued in a way that brought to light some specific problems and solutions. On Tuesday of this week, Kait Nolan sent out a cry for mercy in her post […]

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto – The Challenge of Multiple POVs

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto – The Challenge of Multiple POVs

My current novel has two Points of View (POV), and boy are they completely different. One is the quirky, slightly dorky heroine from modern-day America, and the other is a sweet, hunky hero from 1834. (It’s a time-travel romance). As you can imagine, their voices are […]

Kitteh Too Smart.

Kitteh Too Smart.

One of the kittehs (I suspect Darcy) learned a new skill at 6:15 in the friggin morning. Turn on the standing lamp! *bang*bang* Something metallic is hitting metal. I get up to investigate. The light is on. I move a nearby perch, thinking that was how the […]