MacGuffins

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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parallels

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

Brain drain or missing muses

Have you ever gotten to a point in your life as a writer where you’ve spent so much time and energy on other things that you’ve no time for creative endeavors? Or maybe it’s not an issue of time; maybe you have no energy or creative spark to fuel even a journal entry. That’s what’s … Continue reading Brain drain or missing muses

Read a Romance Month

The steamy month of August also happens to be Read a Romance Month.  Yep, consider this a mid-month reminder or a call to read one for the very first time. 🙂 Was that an eye-roll I sensed from some of you readers? I'm sure it was.  Why?  Because romance is one of the most shat-upon genres. … Continue reading Read a Romance Month

On happiness

Today is National Happiness Happens Day  As children, happiness comes easily - a funny sounding word, the sight of a puppy, or the first taste of candy.  But as adults, happiness can be more illusive.  We carve our lives into pieces, trying to determine if we have adequate amounts of happiness.  We ask ourselves hundreds … Continue reading On happiness

Fan theories ahead of Season 7

Alright...on the glorious day of the Season Premiere, we must engage in fan-girling and fan theories. 1. The problem with with 2 extra dragons So, we know Dany's direwolf type of animal (familiar?) is a  dragon (Dragon). But who will the others form an attachment to?  I mean, it wasn't until last season that we … Continue reading Fan theories ahead of Season 7