Hello, you kindred lovers of fluffy blankets and sniffers of the printed page! I hope this post finds you neck deep in the couch cushions with your only care being whether it's worth moving your limbs to get up for a glass of water. Because sitting motionless amidst your mountain of books is thirsty work.… Continue reading Book-Sloth Saturday, #5
Photo by Eneida Nieves on Pexels.com *SQUERSH!* Don’t mind me – just trying to prop my eyelids open for a minute, so I can swoop in to say hello and share a little news. Now that the first few weeks of school are behind me, I'm really starting to feel like I'm two steps away… Continue reading Adding a Little More to My Blogging Plate – Some News
The first three short stories I published were written for middle-grade magazines with virtually 100% all-girl audiences. These publications frowned upon even the whisper of male influence in their fiction. They wanted girl characters. Girl Humor. Girl Insights. Girl Situations. A lot of girl power going. Still, I was happy with the way these stories… Continue reading Is Your Story in Need of a Gender Overhaul?
[picapp align="center" wrap="false" link="term=laughing+clown&iid=255537" src="http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/255537/clown-stretching-his/clown-stretching-his.jpg?size=500&imageId=255537" width="339" height="480" /] Recently, I had a conversation with a writer friend that revolved around this question: Are humor writers considered "true writers" by other writers? (That sentence is so crowded with writers, let's wait a minute for the smoke and superfluous adjectives to clear...) Now, I wouldn't call myself a humor writer (can I hear an Amen!… Continue reading A Muse to Amuse