Tag Archives: Writing

What First Love Feels Like: The art of showing, not telling

WHAT DID YOU feel the first (or most intense) time you fell in Love, Lust or your first terrible crush? I’m in the middle of writing a big, somewhat torrid love scene, and had to back up a bit. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join me in my Blanket Fort. Bring wine: What to do when your writing sucks

THERE ARE TIMES when I’m either full-to-burstin’ with fantastical ideas and magically manic thoughts about everything under the sun. And then, rip-roarin’ to go, I find myself staring at a blank page and the fantastical ideas and magical thoughts just … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Novelist’s Notebook: How to organize your awesomeness

WRITING IS HARD. If it was easy, every one would be doing it. And like Tom Hanks once said, “There’s no crying in baseball!” That may be true, but there’s lots of crying in writing. For me anyway. But take … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More cute baby animals than you can shake a stick at (please don’t shake a stick at them–that’s kinda mean)

THROW OPEN THE windows and shove all sweaters under the bed–Spring is finally here! You can practically feel energy pulsing through Mother Earth, and it’s contagious. Mr. and Mrs. Ichabod, the Blue Herons are back to build their nest in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bunny Bait: Bringin’ in the bunnies

SO I MADE Bunny Ears for both the cats, and needless to say, Atticus the Ninja Kitty has decided that I must die a slow and painful death. Marlowe Kitty, however, puts up with my ministrations with a a pained … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

So, what does a writer look like?

THIS IS THE second time that a major magazine asked me for a headshot and promptly wrote back that I don’t “look like a writer.” Actually, I’m kind of amused, and I’ve had some fun with this, for a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Swift Kick in the Writer’s Butt: On Farting Hearts and Rainbows

BACK TO WRITING freelance, and it actually feels good. I miss being a reporter at The Austin American-Statesman, and I really miss getting paid to go to cool places, meet weird people and write stories about it. And to freelance, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment