General · reading

Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book As You Get Older?

The Sunday Bookends asked this question on June 9, 2016. Both writers answer yes, but for different reasons. Me, I also would say yes. I think it is harder to find books you love – truly, deeply love – as you get older. Maybe that’s because you get more cynical as you get older. Maybe… Continue reading Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book As You Get Older?

reading · Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday: The Tell-Tale Heart

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: The Tell-Tale Heart

Writing

NaNoWriMo – 2016

I completely missed the beginning of NaNoWriMo this year. I mean, I know when November 1 happened – it appeared on my calendar. But I forgot it was NaNoWriMo. Not that I intended to participate this year; I knew how crazy this month would be and knew I would have no time. But to everyone… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – 2016

General

Election Campaign of 2016: Goodbye

This year’s election is over and I am glad. Not that I am happy with the results – and really, no matter who won, I was always going to be a bit disappointed, because the whole election was disappointing – but it is over. And good riddance. At least it is over. I look forward… Continue reading Election Campaign of 2016: Goodbye

reading · science fiction

Surprising Tid-Bit In Apprentice in Death

I finished the latest In Death book, Apprentice in Death. It is the 43rd book in the series and that is pretty cool. I hope they finish the movie soon. Who knows what is going on with it? There is a high school named after Hillary Rodham Clinton.  I don’t think she has any high schools… Continue reading Surprising Tid-Bit In Apprentice in Death

fantasy · reading

Teaser Tuesday: Dancer’s Lament

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.   Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too… Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: Dancer’s Lament

General · Writing

What is a writing beat?

I mean, in writing a short story or a novel. What is a beat? I first heard the phrase on Writing Excuses, and I have since heard it in a few other places.  Even though Writing Excuses was where I first heard this term, I don’t think they actually define it in any podcast. Anyway,… Continue reading What is a writing beat?