Indie Weekend: Creative Bursts

Once, I fancied myself one of those organized people who plans releases with plenty of time to complete them and meets their deadlines with consistency, grace, and aplomb. Only once. I had a lie-down and disabused myself of that notion straightaway. My magic is messy....

Life, Act Two: Anti-Social Media

Hi. I’m anti-social (Uncle social and all the cousin-socials are back there at the snack bar. Ba-dum-bump. Thank you, I’m here all week. Try the veal and tip your wait staff…) Yes. Even those of us who seem like we’re chatterboxen at parties...

Life, Act Two-sdays: Tragi-Comedy

Ever notice how most “serious” films, “important” books, and “hard-hitting” media tend to be depressing in nature? They either feature terrible people doing rotten things, or awful things happening to good people for no good reason....

Life, Act Two-sdays: The Life Manifesto

Say the word, “Manifesto” and the first thing you think of is probably more along the lines of an unshaven, undiagnosed, hoodie-wearing hermit in a cabin somewhere with a laptop, an internet screed, and illegal, highly-combustible substances. You probably...
Momming Monday: OCCUPY! The Children

Momming Monday: OCCUPY! The Children

School is winding down for us and the countdown is in the single digits. Some people send their kids to camp, others have their kids in spring and fall sports. I figure if I’m going to have them home all day, all summer, then by Dog, we’re going to do...
Worldbuilding Wednesday: Writing With Purpose

Worldbuilding Wednesday: Writing With Purpose

If you’ve ever had a glorious stretch of time in front of you (or a hurried ten minutes) and sat down (or stood up) to power through your daily word count only to know you were doomed from the first letter, chances are, it came from a lack of writing with...
Worldbuilding Wednesday: You’re Never Too Old

Worldbuilding Wednesday: You’re Never Too Old

I’ve been doing this awhile. For like, decades. For some writers, that’s not even that long. For others, it can seem like geological time. But the plain truth of the matter is that this is a profession where the overnight successes take fifteen years. And...

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