A Writing Life

Gulp…Scary Thing Up Ahead

Writers are storytellers, right? Sort of. Writers write stories down. We craft beginnings, middles and endings. We revise; we tweak; we hone. We read what we’ve written aloud. It is a very different thing to get up in front an…
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Thinking in the Dark

About a year ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an article by Megan Cox entitled Darkness Too Visible which opined that young adult literature is too dark, too gratuitously edgy. An outcry on the kid lit twitter and blog spheres…
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Laughter from the Cave

I am deep into a revision of my novel so I have been away from the cyberwaves. Yesterday, though, Greg Delaney poked his head in because he knew I needed a laughing break. And I did. A lot.
The Colbert
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So each morning, I open up my email queue and get a cartoon by Harry Bliss delivered to me. Free. They make me smile. Even when I am too busy. Especially when I am busy. And that’s a very good…
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Gone Fishin’

In tribute to Julie Larios and her father John Hofstrand, I think it’s time to take a break from all the bubble and fizz of the season and do some metaphorical fishing. See you in the new year.…
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