Writers Wreaking Havoc

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. Mae West said that, and she should know.   To a regular human, that sentiment may be a recipe for disaster, but to a writer, those words should be voluptuous pieces of seductive advice. One of the really cool things about writing is the … Read more

The Journey Is the Reward

I have to keep telling myself that.  Over and over.  It’s become my Writer’s Mantra: “The journey is the reward.”  (My second choice for a mantra would be “Success is the best revenge,” but I’m still working on the success part.) I’ve recently had a stretch of good road (figuratively speaking, of course. Here in … Read more

Getting Laid

Like your mother always said, people judge you by how you look and speak, and if you mispronounce words or make grammar mistakes, lots of people (including your prospective boss, or that really cute guy at Starbucks) may assume that you are poorly educated (and possibly, just not very smart.) When you submit a manuscript … Read more