Next week, I will be joining a handful of amazing writers and friends whose main purpose is to survive running 5 km. When I say 'running' I want to be all inclusive. Jogging. Power walking. Strolling. Walking the dog. Stopping for rests along the way to take in the view. Maybe even have a mid-way … Continue reading The Run-ons!
Most people like symmetry. Balance. Things that line up together. Not me. Give me crooked any day. A crooked car would be difficult to drive. But a crooked house, as long as it had a stable foundation, would be awesome! Crooked art. Asymmetrically designed furniture. Uneven earrings. These are things worth talking about, worth noticing … Continue reading Crooked Things
Last year I accomplished a lot in my writing world. I finished and self-published my first fantasy novel, Ashborne. I published my first short story, Orbital Extraction. I applied to a grant program. I took several courses related to the craft of writing, including a screenwriting course I never thought I'd take. I created a … Continue reading My writing group celebrates 20 years!
Last week, a Facebook meme popped up asking what TV show you want to be trapped in. I don't watch much television. I've never even heard of half of the shows people listed. Obviously, that was one post I didn't share. (Although, if someone threatened to toss me into the pit of doom unless I picked … Continue reading If I were trapped inside a book
They all lived in my head! Last week, I talked about how technology has infringed upon traditional methods of creativity and how we should remember to go back to pencils sometimes. I also shared some of my husband's art work. You'll remember I mentioned I am NOT an artist. To prove my claims, I've shared … Continue reading What do a planet, an alien and a frog have in common?
To combat the summer madness, a couple of days ago my husband bought me a new game. Other than Civilization and The Sims, I haven’t played much of anything over the past year. When I had free time, I wrote, researched or read books. When I didn’t, I focused on the kids. It was as … Continue reading 5 Tips to Weave a Little Madness into Your Writing
At the dinner table this past weekend, my son asked why Robin didn't have a theme song. After a short discussion, he proceeded to steal Batman's song and give it to Robin. Hey, why not? Everyone should have a theme song, right? It's high time equality showed up for the sidekicks in our culture. Why … Continue reading 5 Ways to Tell if You Need a Theme Song
My son loves building things. Come back tomorrow and there's a 90% chance I'll begin my post with 'My son loves destroying things.' And it's true, my son loves building AND destroying things. I think destroying wins, hands down. There are broken bits all over the place. Lego hands keep popping up in the cereal box. … Continue reading Motorcycle Construction 101
Star Wars has been very important to our family throughout the years. In fact, our son's middle name is Boba. When he was born, our daughter kept telling us to send him back to Star Wars. Whenever anyone asked where she was born, she would dutifully say, 'Me and Mamma come from America, but my … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You