When It Rains…

Obviously, the weather gods thought that I had baseball tickets for the past three days. Why else would it have been raining, nearly constantly, since Monday night?  Of course, it could be worse.  We could be locked in a Polar Vortex, and all this rain could be snow! Fortunately, I have enough “inside the house” work to keep me busy for the foreseeable future.  Take yesterday for example.  I had a neat to-do list, full of exciting...

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Better, Stronger, Faster

I have the theme from The Six Million Dollar Man running through my head (and now, I suspect, you do too…) A few weeks ago, I attended a writing workshop let by a Big Name Author.  In the past, I had heard many positive things about the BNA and his workshop, but I have to admit, I was *very* disappointed in the actual presentation.  I thought that the BNA was very … slippery — when asked for specific advice about specific...

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Disappearing Days

Last week was one of those weeks that just got busy. You know the type.  I was just sitting at my desk, minding my own business, writing a novella, without a care in the world, when all of a sudden everything exploded.  (No, nothing bad.  In fact, a lot of things good.  Just things not anticipated.) As a consequence, it’s now a Monday, and I’m sitting at my desk, minding my own business, writing a novella. But I have some fun things...

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Keeping Time – Tracking Fictional Timelines

The September 2010 Romance Writers Report has my most recent article:  “Keeping Time – Tracking Fictional Timelines.”  The article covers a variety of techniques – ranging from pen and paper solutions to innovative software tools – for tracking timelines for all sorts of fiction.  (Come on – you know you have to be certain of when the full moon is out for your werewolves.  Or when the Season begins for your...

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Disappearing Days

No, those of you waiting for the newsletter haven’t missed getting it.  Time was mysteriously sponged up by other activities yesterday and today; I’ll get the newsletter out tomorrow… Most of those "mysterious activities" are painfully boring and not worth my recounting here. Suffice to say, though, that I enjoyed tea and conversation with a friend this afternoon.  And I invested hours this morning, trying...

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