Cheating?

One thing that happens when you're sick for awhile is you get a chance to read. A lot. Recently, reading a mystery novel, mostly absorbed in the story (the writer was a bit self-conscious, so I wasn't totally able to lose myself, my suspension of disbelief only partially lifted), I was dropped completely out of... Continue Reading →

Writing and Geometry

Oh, but they DO have a lot in common! I was reading Ava Jae's great post, "You Don't Have to Get It Right the First Time" and decided it was time to post about the writing process after a long spell without mentioning it. In her post, Ava lists the things you shouldn't be thinking... Continue Reading →

Is a Writing Group a Waste of Your Time?

Quick answer: they can be. Or not. Depends. Don't you love answers like those?!? But seriously. Much does depend on what the group's purpose and who's attending it. Purpose Though types of writing groups vary, two primary categories are critique groups and creative groups. Critique Groups There's no one way to organize such groups, but... Continue Reading →

Semi-Cozy?

You'd think something is cozy or not, but semi-cozy? Is that like a quilt that's just a little too short? Or a cabin in the woods with just a few too many drafts? A fire in the hearth that burns a little too low? I'm making my case for why my newest novel, Pea Body,... Continue Reading →

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