As a writer, I believe in the power of words. When I’m sad, I wrap them around me like a blanket - finding comfort in the warmth of their wisdom. I find solace in reading line after line, until their strength moves within me - and pushes me past comfort and into action. I am … Continue reading The power of words
I recently learned a new word: MacGuffin. To my writer friends: I know, I'm possibly the last writer to learn this word. To everyone else, allow me to explain something I just learned about myself: A MacGuffin is something that moves the plot along, but by itself is not really important (or can be substituted … Continue reading MacGuffins
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Well, it's that time again. We're in the midst of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), where novices and experts alike try to write 50,000 words in one month. I wish I could say there are two kinds of writers - those who struggle to craft every word and those who write quickly and with a … Continue reading How do you write?
This is not a political blog.... ....but I still want to tell you that you need to vote. Obviously, I spend most of my blogging time chatting about writing, reading, and watching TV/movies. But the truth of the matter is that today, those of us in the U.S. have a civic responsibility to vote. So, … Continue reading Go vote
Hello there, I'm dusting off the cobwebs of this blog to wish you a happy NaNoWriMo's eve. And while I'm at it, for all the non-writers out there, happy Halloween! But back to the topic at hand - NaNoWriMo. In case you didn't know, November is National Novel Writing Month. It's a chaotic time, when … Continue reading NaNo WriMo’s Eve
Can I tell you a secret? I'm secretly a fan of horror. It's true. Although, I can only take so much of it before I get a little afraid of the dark (and have been known to follow up horror with cartoons to lighten the mood). When I was young, I loved books by R.L … Continue reading A quiet place – review
There was a time in my life (which, to be honest - sometimes feels like a different lifetime), when I watched a lot of TV. Really, it was entirely too much TV. But I digress... Anyway, during this time, I watched this one-off episode on NatGeo or the History Channel on parallel universes. And at the … Continue reading parallels
And now, for a snow-time adventure story with Bella, the loyal cat-dog: so named for her sassiness and penchant for "bitch, please" stare-downs. This, this here - is a picture of my dog's nightmare - a winter wonderland bathroom. The cold, the ice, the snow, and that weird salt that my apartment people put down … Continue reading The Hallway pooper
There's bravery in love. There's risk in opening yourself up for someone else... of giving someone the map to all of your private hurts and trusting they'll never go on that hunt. There's bravery in trusting yourself to love someone and to experience it fully - without leaving a hand on the raft of back … Continue reading Brave