Monthly Archives: December 2011

Aunt Kit's Guide to Not Writing Crap

WRITING IS EASY. Writing well is hard. Where do you start when you’ve decided to write well? Well gang, Aunt Kit’s here to help. This year, I’m YouTube-ing some of my most popular (and funny) writing classes–including how to get … Continue reading

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New Year, New Chapter—Warning: Anything you say or do may wind up in my next book

TIME TO WRITE The End on the last chapter of the last day of the year, turn the page, and start a new chapter. This year, in addition to resolutions, I’m going to pack up last year’s heavy, cumbersome baggage … Continue reading

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Practical and practically useless resolutions . . .

PAULA POUNDSTONE SAID the reason why adults ask little kids what they want to be when they grow up is because they’re looking for ideas. So I decided to apply this to my list of New Years Resolutions–I asked, and you … Continue reading

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Happy Good Riddance Day–a big kiss off to craptastic events of 2011

TODAY IS OFFICIALLY GOOD RIDDANCE DAY, the day when thousands of folks will gather in Time Square to get rid of evidence of what ever craptastic event they’ve had the misfortune of falling ass over elbows into this year. Pictures … Continue reading

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New Year, new beginning: A MacKinnon Christmas optioned for a screenplay . . .

HARVARD UNIVERSITY DID A STUDY three years ago, and it indicated that as many as 85% of Americans say they want to write a novel before they die. The problem, the study said, is that many will never finish a novel, … Continue reading

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Bacon of the Month! The best gift ever . . .

CHAP GOT THE best gift ever, and I’m kicking myself that it wasn’t from me. Hang onto your clogged arteries, Grandpa, Chap got Bacon of the Month Club–the one-size-fits-all gift that is perfect for the whole family. Yeah, I know. … Continue reading

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Some Christmas lessons come the hard way . . . Sexy Mrs. Santa suits are flammable

WITH EACH CHRISTMAS, I seem to learn something new. Last year, it was to just go ahead and pin the receipt to my sister-in-law’s gift, because she’s going to ask for it, even if it’s something straight off her list. … Continue reading

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