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A day late and creepy . . . - Tuesday, October 26th 2010 5:25 AM
  Yes, it's Halloween week and we thought we'd discuss the paranormal.  Maybe I missed my regular Monday post because I couldn't think of a thing to say. ...
A Stranger LIke You, by Elizabeth Brundage - Friday, October 22nd 2010 10:49 PM
  A STRANGER LIKE YOU By Elizabeth Brundage Putting an unconscious person in the trunk of a car in the first chapter of a book is a great way to guarantee that...
Got Weird? - Thursday, October 21st 2010 11:10 AM
We all have them.  Nobody’s perfect, least of all my family.  Oy! When I was a child, I had an aunt who went crazy and locked her four children (under the age of...
relatives!! - Wednesday, October 20th 2010 12:48 PM
  I was going to talk about crazy relatives, but decided the pain is too fresh to go into too much detail. Drugs, alcohol, jail time, it’s all there hanging from the...
I want a DNA test . . . - Monday, October 18th 2010 5:50 AM
  Yep, I've got some relatives that are a little off the wall.  And who doesn't.  But I really think there might have been a mistake at the hospital.  My...
- Saturday, October 16th 2010 12:32 AM
  Moonlight in Odessa By Janet Skeslien Charles Moonlight in Odessa is a beautifully written, lyrical novel bound to make literature lovers swoon.  There were...
oh fortunate me.... - Thursday, October 14th 2010 10:12 AM
18 years ago, I was to be able to attend my first RWA conference and meet some great writers who didn’t think twice about offering advice and educating me about...
Novelist Inc - Wednesday, October 13th 2010 11:26 AM
  This is a Shout Out day at Babes – but there are so many people I am grateful for on this life long journey that I can’t even begin to start. I whined to Rhon...
Oh Lady! - Monday, October 11th 2010 6:55 AM
  Yep, I'm giving my first shout out to Laura Sonnenmark.  Twenty years ago, I belonged to a critique group.  Trust me, I needed one.  I'd spent ten...
- Friday, October 8th 2010 11:53 PM
Heart of the Matter By Emily Giffin Do you know for sure what you would do if your husband cheated on you?  Every woman thinks she knows and, certainly, just about...
Why is it my favorite quote, you ask? - Thursday, October 7th 2010 10:41 AM
  I have one quote that’s been on my desk for nearly 20 years.  “The voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new...
quotes - Wednesday, October 6th 2010 11:11 AM
    I have a few quotes I like - uplifting things mostly, like this one from Stephen King, On Writing: Sometimes you are doing good work - even when it feels like...
Who do I listen to? - Monday, October 4th 2010 9:41 AM
       Unlike almost everyone I know I loathe reading books about craft.  Possibly because I read a zillion of them before I sold my first...
Tomb With A View, by Casey Daniels - Friday, October 1st 2010 11:34 PM
  Tomb with a View by Casey Daniels Once you change your name from Penelope to Pepper, you almost have to create a cool profession to go with it…like, maybe, a...
Off Topic… - Thursday, September 30th 2010 4:52 AM
  I’m going off topic today with a confession.  I have a love-hate relationship with exercise.  I know how to do it.  I was in exercise instructor...
2012 - The End (or not) - Tuesday, September 28th 2010 6:15 PM
  I was so excited about this topic up for discussion - I love legends and myth and anytime they could be 'true' my heart beats a little faster...2012. True? Not?...
Is the world ending? - Monday, September 27th 2010 8:21 AM
  Okay, there are a bunch of folks who believe 2012 is the end of the world, as we know it.  Personally, I think that is as nutty as the Rapture.   The...
- Friday, September 24th 2010 5:29 PM
    Thin, Rich, Pretty By Beth Harbison Thin, Rich, Pretty by NYT-bestselling author Beth Harbison is the best kind of chick lit—the kind that doesn’t rely...
Punk'd by proof reading - Thursday, September 23rd 2010 10:51 AM
"Punctuation tells you how to read, in a way that musical direction tells a muscian how to play." --Lynn Tuss That quote was on my iGoogle page this morning from...
Fresh Eyes 00 - Wednesday, September 22nd 2010 11:42 AM
    Five reasons to have a proof reader: Reason number five: Because even though our computers all come with spell check, we can still miss “form” instead of...
But it's not Monday - Tuesday, September 21st 2010 7:25 AM
  Guilty.  I blew my usual Monday posting day.  Deadline brain death has set in.    This happens to me when I'm in the home stretch.  And...
The Writing Circle - Friday, September 17th 2010 2:33 AM
The Writing Circle By Corinne Demas           The best advice I can give anyone cracking open The Writing Circle is to hang...
Teachers who really teach.... - Thursday, September 16th 2010 9:48 AM
  John Bemiss, my HS history teacher.  He was young, animated and while we’re learning about the Roman Empire for example, he injected fables and legends that...
Teachers - the good, the bad and the so so - Wednesday, September 15th 2010 11:37 AM
    Today's post is supposed to be about teachers who have influenced us for better or for worse. Teachers can impact us in negative or positive ways - I had a...
I'm in appliance lockdown! - Monday, September 13th 2010 1:50 AM
  So I'm going slightly off topic because I'm obsessed.  I know I'm hard to hear in the video, so let me take a moment to share how horrid my weekend has been....