Month: June 2012

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Star Wars parody of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Star Wars parody of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Me and Bobby McGee,” Janice Joplin Writing and the Writing Life: What could be Worse Than a Cliché? Tiffany Lawson Inman has a quick search you can do on your manuscript that could help you punch up your prose. Dear […]

Yes, You Should Blog and Tweet Before You’re Published

Yes, You Should Blog and Tweet Before You’re Published

Are you an unpublished writer without a blog? Not tweeting? Well, you should! And here’s why. Today’s post was inspired by the guest post by Heather Kopp last week at agent Rachelle Gardner’s blog, 7 Reasons to Quit Balking & Start Blogging. She makes some […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 6/24/12 – Meet the Hero

Six Sentence Sunday – 6/24/12 – Meet the Hero

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. Today I’m sharing sentences of my new novel, STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY. I finished the rough draft only last month ago, so this is pretty rough. It’ll probably get revised a ton, but this will give […]

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Harry Potter theme played on wineglasses

Weekend Grab Bag – From Writing Tips to Harry Potter theme played on wineglasses

Song playing right now on my playlist: “Anywhere Out of the World” by Dead Can Dance Writing and the Writing Life: Margie Lawson has a guest post on Fresh, Fresh, Fresh Character Descriptions! Just discovered this yesterday and have already put it to good use. Scan Your […]

Ack! I’m One of THOSE Now–How I Trained Myself to be a Morning Person…

Ack! I’m One of THOSE Now–How I Trained Myself to be a Morning Person…

Today I’m going to share a little personal journey and how it affected my writing in case it might inspire you to become… GASP… a morning person! I’m in my mid-40s now, and I only share that so that you understand how long I’ve NOT […]

Monday Hunk Who Reads –  Marlon Brando

Monday Hunk Who Reads – Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando Monday Hunk Who Reads is back! I took longer off than I’d planned, but it was a very productive break. Thought I’d kick off by going retro this morning! Couldn’t find much, but here’s what I did find… In his autobiography, Brando: Songs […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 6/17/12

Six Sentence Sunday – 6/17/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. Today I’m sharing sentences of my new novel, STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY. I finished the rough draft only last month ago, so this is pretty rough. It’ll probably get revised a ton, but this will give […]

The Lucky Seven: Steam Me Up, Rawley

The Lucky Seven: Steam Me Up, Rawley

This week I was tagged by fellow #SixSunday writers Mae Clair and Goran Zidar in The Lucky Seven meme. Love these things, and since it’s been a while since the last time this meme went around, I thought I’d do it again. Thanks guys! Here’s how the […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 6/10/12

Six Sentence Sunday – 6/10/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I know some of you wanted to see what happened next in BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS, but I’ve had to take a step back from that this past week, so instead, I’m sharing the […]

Six Sentence Sunday – 6/3/12

Six Sentence Sunday – 6/3/12

Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. I’m eager to share lines from my new short story BEER AND GROPING IN LAS VEGAS. The working blurb: Riley McGregor is a geek trapped in a Good Ole Boy body and as owner of a […]