Happy Anniversary to Me and a Way Cool Announcement

Posted Sep 27 2010

Tomorrow is the second anniversary of The Raisin Chronicles, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing that a major obstacle to one of my life-long dreams has just been removed? I’ve wanted to study writing in a structured way for…well, for most of my life, really, but there were three barriers: 1) Money2) […]

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Fiction Friday: What I’d Do For Love

Posted Sep 24 2010

Love of writing, that is. I once spent a Sunday afternoon in my driveway handcuffed to the steering wheel of my Saturn, trying to figure out how my protagonist could get herself out of that situation. I have no idea what the neighbors thought, but I’d swear I saw them giving Old Dog some very […]

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Icarus Falling

Posted Sep 20 2010

If you’re not familiar with it, the painting is Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, by Pieter Brueghel. I just discovered it recently and it really captured my imagination. If you click on it, you’ll be able to see the detail. Go ahead. Click it. I’ll wait. Did you notice the legs in the lower […]

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On Procrastination

Posted Sep 13 2010

I once attended a class at church called, “Cooperating with God for a Change.” During the class, the teacher said, “How many of you think procrastination is a bad thing?” Everyone raised their hand. “Not at all,” he said. “Procrastination is the thing that lets us delay starting things until the right time. Without procrastination, […]

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Fiction Friday: Homage to Ray Bradbury

Posted Sep 10 2010

Note: If the “f” word, or, for that matter, nubile young schoolgirls lusting after really old men, offends you, don’t watch this. On the other hand, if your perspective is a little wider, watch it and laugh your ass off. I did.

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5 New Rules

Posted Sep 6 2010

1) If you’re a vegetarian and, in addition to the dietary restrictions that imposes, there is a long list of foods you don’t eat because you don’t like the way they taste, or the way they smell, or their texture, or whatever, you’re no longer a vegetarian, you’re just a picky-ass eater. 2) If your […]

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Fiction Friday: Wildfire Run Now on Sale

Posted Sep 3 2010

A few years back, at a writing conference in Columbus, I met a woman from Cincinnati named Dee Garretson. We were both working on romance novels and eager to learn more about the craft, and to hang out with other writers. (Who could understand our obsession.) Unlike many novice writers, we continued to write, working […]

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