OUT WITH THE OLD So here are my old resolutions from last year: Resolutions for 2016 (with an aside, 2016 Baby Thoughts) How did I do? Ehhhhh. I can’t say I laughed much, although I did write a personalized Choose Your Own Adventure (so not TM) for a family member as a wedding gift. It was … More Revisitations

Titles are EASY

So last night, I decided to bite the bullet on something that has been bothering me for a couple of years: the title of the Big Damn Novel. It needs a better one. One of my beta readers had kindly pointed this out on her readthrough, and while she and I couldn’t agree on a … More Titles are EASY

Writing tics, and the tale of a Comparison that slipped its leash

Recently I was reading a book — okay, a tome, rather, because even in ebook form it is gigantic, by a well-known author. I’ve read previous books (which may also have been tomes) by this author and I enjoyed them. However, as I continued through this one, I began to notice an intriguing trend. There was a substantial … More Writing tics, and the tale of a Comparison that slipped its leash

Resolutions for 2016

Resolute Thoughts A. and Baby E. and I visited family in Minnesota for Christmas break. While we were there, I went to see my great aunt. She’s 98, she lives in an assisted living apartment complex, and while she’s frail and starting to forget some things, she’s still reasonably independent. She’s one of the last surviving … More Resolutions for 2016