Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mean kitties & other ways writing is like shoveling out the shed

YESTERDAY I DECIDED to tackle the shed–literally. I knew it was going to be an all-day event. I was dreading it. And I’d been putting it off for a long time. I prepared for battle by making a big pot … Continue reading

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Writing Dialogue: It's not what you said, it's how you said it . . .

  WRITERS OFTEN GET freaked out about writing dialogue–don’t panic. While writing dialogue does come easily for some writers, it’s like anything  else in writing–you can learn. After all, dialogue, above all, is a conversation between characters that reveal personality … Continue reading

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The eagles are back–if they doesn't take your breath away, I don't know what will . . .

THE EAGLES ARE BACK, and though I’ve seen them each season for the past fifteen years, they never cease to take my breath away. The Bald Eagle pair that call Llano home return to the same nest, renovating and adding … Continue reading

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Chap's Daddy's Venison Sausage

IT’S FINALLY COLD enough to make venison sausage. This year, all the rest of the family is busy, so Chap and I are doing it by ourselves. I will tell you, it’s way more fun doing grinding meat and shoving it … Continue reading

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How do you research kissing? Practice, practice practice . . .

I’M WORKING ON my first erotic story (more on that coming soon), and in the course of my research, I’ve learned a lot about kissing. I know, it’s a tough job–the things I do for research . . . so, … Continue reading

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Best Super Bowl Commercials–cats with thumbs!

THE SUPER BOWL IS COMING and even though I don’t care about either of the teams (where’s a good Cowboy when you need one? And Brees and Rogers, you’ve broken my heart!)–I’ve got fresh batteries in the remote and am … Continue reading

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Tornado, then flood . . .

MY DEAR FRIEND Bruce Nightengale (bless his dearly departed soul), formerly of the Lower Colorado River Authority once told me that Central Texas is a drought interrupted by periodic flooding. He forgot to mention thunderstorms and tornadoes. We woke up … Continue reading

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