So, after two failed attempts at writing a decent blog post this morning (one on why I don’t act my age and one on online role-playing game addiction), I decided to drink whiskey and eat pretzels on my deck while I read a magazine. Yes, this is certainly a part of my creative process. Did […]
WOW! Women On Writing Blog: 30 Blog Topics For Writers Just in time for my shift in direction – this is a great posting for anyone who’s interested. Check it out.
Finally, a sunny morning that feels like summer….what a great thing to wake up to. 1. Sleeping later now means till 8 a.m. That’s what I get for owning dogs. 2. I remember not wanting to wake up because the dream I was having was soooo good. Sadly, I can’t remember what it was actually […]
One Minnesota Writer needs to go in a different direction. I thought it was sort of amusing that I had ideas about changing this blog in sync with the arrival of the solstice yesterday. I am contemplating what else I can do as daylight begins its temporarily imperceptible ebb. Ebbing has been on my mind […]
1. Sometimes, the later you stay up, the clearer it all becomes. 2. Will a hatchet with a knife in the handle really protect anyone during the zombie apocalypse? 3. A full moon on a summer night is one of the best things ever to stare at while the dog does her nighttime elimination, but […]
Okay, so school’s out, it’s warmed up (here in Minnesota where we wait for such things), and you’re feeling languid. You need a good book. So, think of this blog as one of those times when someone says, “Psst! You have to read this.” And then a book with the spine already cracked is pressed […]
My story, Gardening, made it into Issue Two of 5X5 Fiction. Check it out here: http://5x5fiction.blogspot.com/2011/06/5×5-fiction-presents-issue-two-secrets.html There are 25 stories of 25 words each (5 lines, each line with 5 words). Come check out this short short short fiction format.
Absolutely written upon waking today: 1. Rain sounds lovely through the open windows when I first wake. 2. Last day of school for my daughter means I have to keep my promise about getting donuts. 3. I love hosting guests from other countries. 4. Humidity. Oh boy. Another super-curly-hair day. I hate that. 5. Our […]
A busy morning means I’m sure to forget something. I remembered that I hadn’t posted this as I was grasping a paint brush and considering the best way to paint trim. Now that I’m paint-free and smell a whole lot better, here are your (and my) Friday fragments. 1. Whoever invented painter’s tape was a […]