Category: Craft

On Priorities and Possibilities

Reading about authors with hundreds of short stories, a dozen novels. Knowing Jay Lake and his writing urge despite dire circumstances. I burn my creative candle on both ends: day work and client work, both in development. Writing, even poetry,…

Famous Story Outlines

Brilliant little piece. Okay, just a normal piece — but AWESOME reproductions of some famous author plot/character outlines for books (and a magazine article). Totally rejuvenated me for writing! http://flavorwire.com/391173/famous-authors-handwritten-outlines-for-great-works-of-literature/view-all

On Slash as a

Professor Anne Curzan, in her blog piece entitled “Slash: Not Just a Punctuation Mark Anymore,”  hails the use of “slash” in a sentence as an “innovative conjunction” or “conjunctive adverb.” She sites examples such as “Does anyone care if my…

Body of Proof & Crazy Soldiers, Revisited

I don’t have a television or cable, but there are several shows I watch online as “guilty pleasures.” One of them is Body of Proof on ABC. Yes, I know, I know: it’s silly beyond all beliefs; the science is…