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 […]
This article seems timely with Halloween upon us. I think I’ve talked before about how much I appreciate good journalism. Obviously, that stems from my past life as a reporter. But there’s nothing more satisfying to me than a well executed series of stories. Check out this one from the Los Angeles Times about a […]
Well, this article was good news for me considering I’m profane, a slob, and like to stay up until the wee hours of the late evening. (If I’m not in bed by midnight, I turn into a freakin’ Gremlin, so none of the “hours of the morning” for this mom of two.) This was a […]
To say this week was a shitty week, that really doesn’t do it justice. And I’m one of the lucky ones – I wasn’t innocently attending a concert and shot at by some deranged asshole with an arsenal of weapons. I didn’t lose someone that I loved. I have my house, electricity, and healthy family […]