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Saturday Night

Tonight is Saturday night. Tonight I wrestled down a copse of dead trees standing between us and the neighbors. I'm sitting here with a hair full of bark and glasses full of sawdust. I'm not sure what kind of trees they were. They were tall, providing privacy; now they're just branches sticking into the earth. … Continue reading Saturday Night

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Writing Wednesday: How to Write a Query for a Memoir

While I was at BlogHer doing the Path to Publishing workshop-- in the MIDDLE of Path to Publishing, actually-- it came to my attention that neither I nor my co-leader knew how to write a query for  memoir. I thought it was nonfiction and therefore out of my area, so I hadn't even looked it … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: How to Write a Query for a Memoir

Comic-Con 14 Recap

Then, up on a pedestal, we saw the girl from The Descendants and that hot guy whom Lady Mary killed with her lethal pussy in Downton Abbey (seriously, every man she sleeps with dies. Her new suitors ought to be concerned). I actually looked up and just noticed Theo James and thought, "That's that really hot guy from Downton Abbey! Who's that girl?" because Woodley is a really great actress but looks like a regular girl. Which is refreshing, because all the actresses look the same these days. But she looked really tired. Who knows what they had her doing.

The Absolutely Definitive Answer to How Many Children You Should Have

The Absolutely Definitive Answer to How Many Children You Should Have Have you been wondering how many kids you should have? Have you read article after article telling you you're selfish if you have one, you're crazy if you have more than two? Have you been spotting endless Dear Abbys and Dear Prudences asking HOW … Continue reading The Absolutely Definitive Answer to How Many Children You Should Have

Writing Wednesday: Should I Write to a Genre, or Just Write What I Want?

Writing Wednesday This is one of the most frequent how-do-I-write questions I get. You're working on The Great American Novel you've harbored in your heart. Should you change it to fit into some genre? I'm probably not the best person to ask. With my first two novels, I just had these very specific stories to … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: Should I Write to a Genre, or Just Write What I Want?