The Jealous Writer, The Envious Writer (revised post)

Damnation, this blog post disappeared. I hate blogging. I hate technology and unreliable wifi. Damn you, Mercury Retrograde. Here’s my best recreation of what was an excellent damn post. Most of my life, I have been jealous and envious of other people. Don’t look at me like that. You have felt the same way too.Continue reading “The Jealous Writer, The Envious Writer (revised post)”

The Skim: 7 February 2015

Welcome to The Skim. I skim the news for things I want to read and things you may want to know about. (Get it? The skim…I amuse myself.) The quotation of the week goes to Jane Austen: “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerablyContinue reading “The Skim: 7 February 2015”

Friday Five: May 18 Edition

1. Additional tips on better self-editing (David Sheets, SPJ): “Blame this boom in boo-boos on the ease of electronic publishing, which has reduced the gap between writing and marketing to a barely perceptible slit and goads us into stream-of-consciousness creativity. We are all just a keystroke away from fame and fortune, we’d like to think. Thus,Continue reading “Friday Five: May 18 Edition”

Friday Five: May 4 Edition

1. Characterization and the kitchen sink (Seven  Sassy Sisters): “Knowing the characters we create is key to a well-plotted and emotional story. I have a character sheet generated from different classes I took to help me create my hero and heroine. But, to be honest, most of the information didn’t appeal to the “I like thingsContinue reading “Friday Five: May 4 Edition”

Friday Five: April 6 edition

All Fridays are good Fridays, but today is Good Friday for those who are of the Christian faith. Your Brain on Fiction (New York Times): “Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange between characters. Stories, this research is showing, stimulateContinue reading “Friday Five: April 6 edition”