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Murdering Darlings: Revisions

When we writers struggle with edits, inevitably someone will mention the phrase often (but questionably) attributed to William Faulkner, or Stephen King, or Colette, or F. 438 more words


Hi Friends, Sabbatical - January 19

Hi friends,

I’ve been on a bit of a posting-sabbatical. Still writing, but working more on editing and putting material together for some possible chapbooks, as well as working on some longer pieces. 29 more words


Forth what it's Worth . . .

This is probably a common typo involving the Texas city of Fort Worth. But the fact that it appears on one of the most visited pages on the Internet — yahoo.com — makes it a real embarrassment:


If Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters were editors


Since October I’ve been fully booked up with work, and have been working more hours than usual. In fact, I ended up working over Christmas and New Year, which is something I rarely do (and I won’t be doing again in a hurry). 734 more words


Error 404: Brain not found

Sometimes my brain just doesn’t want to cooperate. Which is kind of a problem for a writer. You might assume that I mean writer’s block but I am a firm believer that there is no such thing. 395 more words


Want to publish that novel? Moi aussi, allons-y!

I have a long history of starting stories, and never really finishing them. I started writing my first ‘proper’ book when I was 18. It was called… 697 more words


It Had to Be You, Dearest Phone!

I spend most of my work days at an indie café (or at the nearest Starbucks), jotting down notes, taking my training and spiritual affirmations, reading review copies, freestyle writing, and strategizing the next Café Girl run. 469 more words