Category Archives: Writing
I used to believe that descriptions in books were a waste of the reader’s time. I’d think, “Get to it, already. I want to know what happens!” I’d skip entire passages — and sometimes whole pages — in my eagerness … Continue reading
I wonder how often the Fedex delivery guy gets greeted at the door with a big smile, only to have the package practically snatched out of his hand? Poor man! He looked a little startled. Still, I bet that’s not … Continue reading
Writing of any kind is an intense, introspective process that pulls both the best and the worst from the author. After the paper/script/speech/novel is finally finished, the author is free to relax, secure in her knowledge that, for the time … Continue reading
I just sent my short story to the publishers with the last edits. And, good news! Yesterday’s ambivalence has transformed into excitement. As I finished my read-through, I became enamored of my characters once again. I remembered why I liked … Continue reading
After a long wait, the second round of edits arrived from the publishers of the short-story anthology that will print “A Single Touch.” Surprisingly enough, the edits were pretty minor. I’m pleased! I already made the edits. Now all that … Continue reading
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” — attributed to, among others, John Lennon (in “Beautiful Boy”) My dad recently celebrated his 70th birthday at a party thrown by his wife and his kids (one … Continue reading
I don’t know about other writers, but I do a BUNCH of research before I name my characters. First I google the name I’ve chosen to be sure he/she isn’t a famous artist, a reviled terrorist, my next door neighbor … Continue reading
Well, it’s finally happened. I thought I’d escaped it, but apparently I haven’t. It caught up with me just when things quieted down a little bit in my life. Just my luck! What am I talking about?
Recently, I received the editorial comments on my soon-to-be published short story. The story itself is 8,000 words, so it’s not really that “short,” but it still qualifies, I guess.