Monthly Archives: March 2011

Setting–my nemesis

I hate hate HATE writing setting. I can imagine the scene unfolding in my head. See all the background and the details. But they always feel like background. Window dressing. Never the meat and potato of the scene. And while … Continue reading

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I <3 Ross Matthews

What a delight to turn on Chelsea Lately Monday night and find Ross Matthews hosting! He’s my fav on the roundtable and now a whole night of Ross. His opening monologue had me ROFLMAO. Troop Beverly Hills–hysterical! His infectiously unbeatness … Continue reading

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The Writing Process–A Bowl of Clam Chowder

This is some of the best New England Clam Chowder around. Found at Sam the Clam’s in CT. Delish. But no two clam chowders are made with exactly the same process. Everyone has their own way of getting to that … Continue reading

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Finished a Manuscript

I’ve been working part time on an adult commercial fiction manuscript, TSTTW, since November 2009. It started out as a short story. Then it became chapter one of a novel. I’ve had to put it aside for several months and … Continue reading

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What are you going to do?

That question always feels like a trap. Because no one is ever supportive of your answer. Whatever you say you’re going to do, someone will explain why it’s simply impossible. So I don’t like answering. I dodge by responding: I … Continue reading

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Blog Contest Winner Announced

Thanks to all the participants in my first blog contest! Everyone who answered the four questions correctly was entered into the contest. I put the email addresses in a hat and drew one. And the lucky winner is: Stacie Amelotte/scouts579@aol.com. … Continue reading

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Writing Goals

This is my parent’s dog, Reagan. Reagan found a pail full of tennis balls that Dad tirelessly gathered out of the woods a few weekends ago. Reagan spent 10 minutes staring into that pail full of balls. Hesitant to pick … Continue reading

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Vampire Diaries–Proved Me Wrong

As a general rule of thumb, I’m not a jump-on-the-bandwagon girl. As a matter of fact, I resisted reading the Harry Potter series for years. Because I don’t like doing what other people are doing. Even if I miss out … Continue reading

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