There is a certain level of honesty in even the most outrageous of facts. Here are a few to ponder… A. Asshole. Never use this word. It has been so overused it has had one of the S’s squeezed out of it. Asshat and asswipe are worthy alternatives but sound rather tween-ish and are best suited… Continue reading The ABCs of Writing
Excuses, Reasons, and Distractions – And The Difference Between Them. I never pretend to be an expert on any topic related to writing nor is it my intention to be an expert. But for the knowledge I lack, I have lessons learned to even the playing field. Today’s post is about the reason(s) writers don’t… Continue reading Excuse? Reason? Distraction?
I know I’ve mentioned this before, and at the risk of boring you I’ll repeat – I am not a fan of flying. But I am also an optimist at heart and have found the silver lining to the dreaded act. Reading. Uninterrupted one on one time with a book. Today, I finished one of… Continue reading Worthy Brown’s Daughter
I am, and have long been, an ardent fan of James Patterson’s work (mostly his mysteries). Even when he took on co-authors, I still liked most of his titles. My latest Patterson read was Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas. Written in 2001, it is one of his older titles and not written with anyone else. Synopsis:… Continue reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas
The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. ~Seneca If this post comes off as rambling I apologize in advance. I can only hope that the chaos in my head will make sense once written. I began this post many times, each time deleting it in… Continue reading “The Last Day We Were Young”
I used part of my Thanksgiving holiday to play Mimi to three kids who have already moved on to Christmas (and the all-important list), and the other part to relax and catch up on my reading. Today I finished The Book of Speculation, by Erika Swyler. Synopsis: Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a… Continue reading The Book of Speculation
I hope you all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend it with loved ones. I was able to come home for a short stay to see my daughter and her family. Until he teaches me how to fly the plane (I say that like I’m serious), I’ll spend my in-air hours… Continue reading The Innocent Sleep