Plato wrote in The New Republic that Necessity is the Mother of Invention. I agree on a small scale, such as you are in a public restroom and the stall doesn’t have a working latch. You get a big enough wad of paper or the cardboard from the seat liners and wedge that between the door and frame. Or the well-known dad’s solution to ripping the tapes off a diaper: Duct tape the thing on. Continue reading “Invention”
This simple question was thrown out in a joking manner by my husband. My silly answer was that amoebas probably thought about it and wished they had the equipment to do it. So I decided that would be a fun topic to cover in this blog. There’s a multi-part documentary called The History of Sex from 1999, but I want to look beyond humans. I doubt we primates invented the act, or are the only creatures who do it just for fun sometimes. Continue reading “Who Invented Sex?”
Yes, I joined a book club. As a writer, I also love to read. Reading is highly recommended for writers by well-known authors. Especially if you read their books. Just kidding! Continue reading “Book Club Because Books!”
She woke up to sunshine and a headache, as well as disorientation. What day was it? What time? The bed she lay on was lumpy, the blanket coarse. No clocks were in sight, so she reached for her phone. Her heart raced as her fingers closed on empty air. Continue reading “The News”
The 3 Stages of Book Marketing presented by Maria Connor of MyAuthorConcierge.com
As promised on Thursday, here’s some information on marketing your book. At least with an indy published book, you know you need to do the promotion and marketing, unlike traditional publishing where you learn down the road that you need to do that. And I am totally going to hire MyAuthorConcierge when I get rich and famous-ish. Continue reading “California Dreamin’ Writers Conference 2017 Part Four”
Last time, I looked at the history of servants, which is tied closely to slavery. Not just in the southern states of the USA, but all over the world. Today, I want to look specifically at the Regency and Victorian servants. Very little changed for the serving class between those eras.
A recurring theme among writers today is finding the time to balance between life and writing. Honestly, if we could find a workable solution to that problem, more books would get to readers every day. And fewer writers would give up the struggle to do it all. Continue reading “Modern Day Servants”