Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 21

Writing a Book … By Accident

I am afraid to write this post. I could use an adult word like nervous or anxious or jittery or hesitant, but while none of those words are wrong, none of them are right, either. Writing “nervous” would feel like taking the chicken exit. What I’m feeling now is a walking-in-a-dark-empty-parking-garage fear. Not terror. Not …

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Mar 17

Fifty Shades of Grey DIY -OR- Crap Writing Made Easy

I was not going to pick on Fifty Shades of Grey, not ever. I wasn’t. But it seems I have been left with little choice. Author E.L. James will soon be releasing a book purporting to teach women (or men; let’s not be sexist) how to write terrible mommy porn release their inner goddesses onto …

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Mar 14

A Year of Perfect Weather

I’m at that point of the year where I’m heartily sick of winter, yet dreading spring a tiny bit—because after spring comes summer, and summer is wretched. Humid. Sweltering. Satan in weather form. Sigh. I can’t be the only one who’s tired of this torture, right? So let’s fix this. I have the beginnings of a …

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