Is it my imagination or did 2018 sneak up on us like some stealth ninja? I have a post-it note on my desk that I wrote in November with my year-end wrap-up ideas and … it’s still there. But I’m just getting around to writing this post. I get props for the effort, right? Right? […]
I am grateful for vacation and long holiday weekends. I’m grateful for Caribou Coffee and Americanos with room for cream. And although you’d think that this cozy coffee shop would give me plenty of impetus for inspiration (or “scope for the imagination” as my dear friend Anne Shirley would say), this day has found me […]
Here’s a holiday gift idea for the metal-loving cat lady in your life. This was an enjoyable piece from Lithub about how L.M. Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables” is the “patron saint of girls who ask too many questions.” I think I’ve talked ad nauseum about my love of the Royal Family. So you can […]
I’m currently working on a short story. Although this blog post was published in August, it has some timely information about short stories and the importance of nailing your ending. I’ve read this before and I’ve probably posted this before (because I have a documented girl crush on Tina Fey), but this article came up […]
I’ve had a lot to be grateful for this year. And I’m especially grateful for my blog readers. For my American readers, I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I shared this link awhile ago with a certain mentor of mine and told him that there’s a lot of Frances McDormand in the main character of my novel Dragonfly. This woman is equal parts luminosity and sandpaper. I adore Frances McDormand. Thriller writer (and all around kick ass person) Cate Holahan contributed this piece […]
By the time some of you read this, I’ll be in my mom-mobile and heading north to northern Wisconsin with a pair of dear friends for a girls’ / writing weekend. I have a penchant for GSD (getting sh*t done) while away on weekends, so I’m hoping to keep up with that winning streak. In […]