An advantage to Facebook and Scribophile is the ability to play weird games that would be much less fun face to face. Imagine getting out lists of silly words, one for each letter of the alphabet and one for each month of the year, and having your friends at a party tell you what their porn star name would be, based on the month they were born and the first letter of their last name. Not enough alcohol in the world to make that funny.
Continue reading “Games to Play With Books”
Once upon a time, a set of laws were handed down to people which included Honor your Father and your Mother. For many years after that, centuries, even, respect for parents became the norm. Reflected in literature and letters, multitudes feared the consequences of going against parental authority. These days, not so much. Continue reading “Listen to Your Parents”
After the amazing Maggie Marr spoke to my RWA chapter in September, our afternoon speaker was Debbie Decker. She’s the author of the Key to Her Heart series and a Speech Pathologist. She also works at a food pantry and a regular judge at the California Dreamin’ Hooker Contest. No, authors are not judged on how many tricks they can turn in a weekend. Continue reading “Romance Writers Want to be Hookers”
My husband’s play list in the car includes a parody song of Woodstock, called w00tstock. If you are a nerd or live with a nerd, this song will make you chuckle and sing along. But for me, I had an earworm of Joni Mitchell’s original song in my head, especially the line that is the title of this post. Continue reading “Life is for Learning”
I recently pointed out to a fellow author that as writers, we don’t go anywhere without a writing implement and paper or a quick memo app on our phones. We have to have ways of writing down ideas at the very moment we get them. Otherwise, the idea will be lost forever. Continue reading “So You Want to Write”
Okay, so a single book doesn’t equal a classic series sparked by a marvelous tale and inspiring many other enjoyable stories. My point is, should you want to know, I totally feel your pain when the books are turned into movies. And they had to cut so much from the actual written story. So very harsh! Continue reading “Tolkien Fans, I Feel Your Pain”
Yet another, further disclaimer: Julia Ward is a firecracker and keeps things interesting on my Scribophile group, Writers Who Love Romance. She had queued up to write something for the Bowman’s Inn anthology when her personal life got in the way. She is charming and talented, someone I am honored to call a friend. Continue reading “Introducing Julia Ward”