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The Power of Done and the Danger of Somethings

Last Monday was a pretty awesome evening. I plotted out the final scene for the next story I plan to write. In the year since the hard truth, I’ve tried to put everything I’ve learned about story structure into this one and I’m quite happy with the results. I daydreamed all day yesterday about the […]

Authors vs Book Bloggers: It’s Getting Ugly

“Your audience is as smart as you allow them to be.” That’s a quote from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladiono in response to a suggestion that her show needed to be dumbed down. One of the hallmarks of Gilmore Girls was the dialogue. It was witty, loaded with pop-culture references and so original that every […]

The Reappearance of Me

Can’t believe it’s been over a week since I last posted. I hadn’t really thought about it until I read Kristen’s Wednesday post, Frankenfriends & Zombie Tweets. It’s basically about writers who are there one minute on social media and gone the next. And then back again. While I didn’t think I was one of […]

The Digital Age of Embarrassment

Last Sunday the Billboard Awards were on and one of the major events of the evening was Chris Brown lip synching through his set. Why, I don’t know? I assume a lot of singers do it. Especially if they’re running around doing all kinds of dance moves and acrobatics. Anyway, I read an article the […]

Talking Tricks and the Art of Conversation

I caught an episode of Monk while I was getting ready for work this weekend. If you’ve never seen it, it’s a really fun mystery series about a brilliant detective with the worst case of OCD you’ve ever seen. If that wasn’t enough, he’s got so many phobias, some of them are probably in existence […]

New Blog With a New Mission Statement

In a top ten of my all time favorite bands, Weezer easily makes it in. They write the kind of rock music you can’t help but want to sing along to and that’s saying something because their lyrics frequently deal with failed romances, not fitting in and having an overall low self-image. Why do I […]

Freedom!

Today, most people are off from work, but not me and I’m totally okay with that. Why you ask? Because today marks the first day I’m working ONE JOB. Since December, I’ve worked a minimum of seventy hours a week and most weeks more. I basically had two full time jobs and let me tell […]