I love wordplay. My family and friends expect me to make the most horrendous puns at the drop of an opportunity. Paronomasia brought my husband and me together, that and a vast amount of trivial knowledge we used on line to win trivia games. So altering a statement to get a laugh is one of those things I enjoy. As did Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde and Dickens. For example, when I think about books, I touch my shelf. Continue reading “Altered Statements”
Apparently, all my life, I have been reading and listening to works by Jane Austen that are abridged. I read somewhere that the abridged books are best because Miss Austen tended to preach her fondest ideas which applied to her own time and would bore the modern reader. I have just discovered that this is not the case. I am listening to Pride and Prejudice, Unabridged, and discovering nuances that make the whole thing more well rounded.
Back when I was a budding new writer, four years ago or so, I was told by published authors that Twitter is a place to meet peers and Facebook is the place to find your readers. So on top of blogging, you need an author page and regular posts about life, not so much about your books that are for sale. That same author demonstrated how to line up a week’s worth of posts scheduled for every day of the week. Me: I can do this! Continue reading “My Facebook Life”
Welcome to the January 2019 edition of what I read since (checks last blog about tweets) November! I also include movies I’ve watched, either on DVD or at the movie theater. Because I am good like that. Also, this will be a record for me in case I get a chance to go on Amazon and actually post reviews. I wish I was good like that. Reviews and tweets about books are what keep Romance writers moving forward in the ranks. Continue reading “Tweet What You Read!”
As a child, the youngest of three and the only one to grow up after my father left the home, I was spoiled and cosseted by my mother to the point where she discouraged my sister from making me behave. By the time I got to high school, I had no study habits and no skills to stay on task. It’s been an issue throughout my life, in my sluggish academics and my problems finishing my novels. Continue reading “January 2019 Word of the Month”
Don’t you hate it when you go all the way to the hospital for a face transplant and find out you will be getting the only nose they have and it’s going to make you fall over? Well, one of the top ten issues that will be coming soon to a surgery room near you is 3-D printing of whatever it is you as a patient will need. Heart things, implants, airway stretchers, whatever you need will be printed right there and inserted into you easily. And the chances that your system will accept the new item is higher because it will be printed to your size and specifications. Continue reading “Health 2019”
In my last blog, I talked about things I wanted to accomplish like a dedicated 3-day work week as a writer and submitting my work to contests for feedback. And then I discussed a wider circle of wishes, for the planet and the people. This blog will focus on my goals as a writer. Continue reading “Goals for 2019”