These days, I hope the only superstition that writers stick to is finding a place with uninterrupted WiFi, a laptop that won’t suddenly commit seppuku, and a steady supply of coffee or other liquid fuels. In fact, I am writing this right now in such a place and my luck is holding. Knock on wood. Continue reading “Writer’s Superstitions”
Authors live by reviews of their books and one may get more of those by spreading the word about a good book. So once a month or so, I will be blogging about what I have read and then Twitter will pick it up because unlike Facebook, they are not retarded. Continue reading “Tweet What You Read”
Western civilization got stuck with men being the tough, in-charge defenders of the family/city/country/world and women being the gentle, nurturing protectors of hearth and family. Thus when someone perceives themselves as something different than their gender-determined role, it’s not surprising that they choose some other path when possible. I wonder if, in cultures where women had a larger role in things, those who didn’t want to be forced into a particular type fared any better. Continue reading “Gender Roles”
When we left our erstwhile author, she was taking notes by hand on the Recap of the 2018 National RWA Conference. Now she is attempting to transcribe those notes and do laundry and make a shopping list while hoping the dog can wait to be walked another hour. Let’s look in at her progress. Continue reading “Part Two of My Notes from a Recap of RWA National 2018”
This month is the month of my birth, the beginning of the school year for so many, and has always seemed like the start of a new year to me. I have been the center of my universe for a long time and it’s hard for me to change perspective. And that’s not a bad word to use for the month. Continue reading “Word of the Month for September”
Every year, my local chapter of Romance Writers of America has a potluck meeting and those who were able to attend can share what they learned with those of us who could not attend. I try to make notes about the important things but sometimes I get sidetracked. Like by Sara who is a twin and a mother of twins! Teenagers, even. And the anthology Fae Worlds, written by some of my friends in the chapter. And by the delicious food set out for the chapter. Mmmm. Continue reading “Part One of My Notes from a Recap of RWA National 2018”
You would not believe how much fun a book festival can be for a writer. Okay, maybe you would. But most people think these events are only for readers. After all, there are a bunch of books for sale, a few to be given away, and authors to meet and get a signature from. But there are also writers groups, like Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Writers Ink. More than you can possibly join and attend on a regular basis without a Time Turner.