Published by on February 11, 2018
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Memories in the boxes of my mind

The picture you see here is of me. It has always been my most favorite picture of myself. Each time I came across it, though, I’d get a strange warmth around my heart and I always smiled. I say it was a strange warmth because I never felt warm when I saw pictures with me in […]

Published by on August 16, 2017
Categories: Editing Opinion

Tiffany ring or Tiffany-style ring?

Tiffany ring or Tiffany-style ring? Yes, there is a difference, as Costco Membership Warehouse Club found out when they lost in court to Tiffany & Co., the jeweler made famous for inventing the four-prong setting showcasing jeweled stones. It seems the signage in the Costco stores did not use the phrase Tiffany-style rings to describe […]

Writing Rules: Rules, Rules, Rules, and MORE rules.

Writing rules. Rules, rules, rules, and more rules. Lord, help me. I have to tell you. Me and the NYTimes do not get along. In fact, me and most mainstream media do not get along. But as a writer in various capacities (for business, about business, children, memoir, and fiction) it is imperative I read widely […]

Character Study: Against All Advice — The Despair of Brockett Runyon

Can people not see the futility of falling in love? Yet, against all advice, they do it over and over, time and again. Had Brockett Runyon not read the mirror-image memoirs by lovers Graychild and Williams? Had he not poured over the empirical data from the pivotal study by the team at MIT throwing Masters […]

Character Study: Rogers had a love for Catherine

Women are mysterious creatures. Even Catherine knew that. She was the biggest mystery of all. Even to herself. “Your energy. It has…changed.” Catherine tightened her fingers in Rogers’. His fingers remained mute; eyes looked to the same sky she searched above the cliff upon which they sat. “I don’t know what you mean. Silly girl.” He forced […]

Published by on April 12, 2017
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Breaking Solitary

Breaking solitary is not easy for a writer. As writers, we need to be alone. I thrive on living in my head. Inventing worlds known only to me. Please do not interrupt when my characters are speaking, thinking, acting, planning, and plotting, thank you very much. Sometimes, though, I need to step outside of myself […]

Published by on April 4, 2017
Categories: The Writing Life

Lists checked and hexed

I’ve made a list; thrice it’s been checked. I know for certain, though, it has been hexed. For I shall arrive at destination long distance Only to find I forgot that very one expensive Thing necessary to do my tasks well. Thus under breathe cursing and saying “Oh, hell”, This gal shall to a store […]