Tagged with Writer

Please Excuse My Absence

Have no fear, I am still here (or so Dr. Seuss would say in his unique and catchy way).  I have been going through an emotional upheaval and change in situation that has prevented me from posting.  No worries – – you won’t hear of me trashing a hotel room or shaving my head and … Continue reading

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
            When you meet someone for the first time, how do you reply to their inevitable question, “What do you do?” When I held my first jobs, I was always excited to reply with my newly acquired title. “I’m an editorial assistant,” I said, straight…

Originally posted on becomeanauthor:
  A number of years ago I was at a writers conference. We were between seminars, waiting for lunch, if I recall, when I found myself talking to a few other writers. We got to exchanging stories of woe, how we couldn’t get published and the cards were so much stacked…

Fuck you, Monday

Well fuck you . . . for sure . .  . like, totally! If you’re a fan of Valley Girl (and why shouldn’t you be?  It’s an awesome early 80s flick and Nicolas Cage is in it and he’s drop dead gorgeous and this is before he became weird, smelly looking and broke and named his … Continue reading

Critiqued

Last night was the night.  I received my critique from my draft first chapter. I can’t lie.  I was disappointed.  The idea I have is good but my writing is an issue.  The first half of my chapter was too much “telling” and not “showing”.  My instructor noted that she was quickly bored and I … Continue reading

One of the Best Decisions I’ve Made

If you read my post from Saturday evening, you know that I planned to attend the UCLA Writers Faire yesterday.  I did attend and let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I’ve made! It was so comforting, rewarding and inspiring to be around like-minded people (or equally obsessed people!) and I’m … Continue reading