Why five? Because I was going to post this on Friday, so it was supposed to be a "Five on Friday" kind of thing. Only I didn't, and it's Tuesday, and Two on Tuesday is too few (say that five times fast), and Ten on Tuesday is too many. So five it is. #1. DFW… Continue reading 5 Field Trips
So, don't tell anyone, Internet, but on Sunday I played hooky from book revisions to go with my girlfriends to the nearby renaissance festival, Scarborough Faire. No, my friends are not named Parsley, Sage and Thyme. That would be weird (but awesome). Though possibly not as weird (but awesome) as some of the things we… Continue reading My Day at Ye Olde Faire
Hey y'all. <--I'm getting my Texan on after being in California most of last week.Because I was in California, and I couldn't get the internet to work on my computer (*grumble*) I didn't get the links added to Thursday's Bookanista review. Rather than add it now and bury it downstream, here are the cool book… Continue reading Bonus Bookanistas
This is SO AWESOME. (Oh, but PG-13 for one F-bomb.)"The first rule of fight club is one never mentions fight club. No corsets, no hatpins, and no crying."Read more: http://jezebel.com/5595473/welcome-to-jane-austens-fight-club#ixzz0yVJObJPC(The comments on Jezebel are worth checking out.)
I am practicing using my Dragon speaking program for my blog posts. Just being upfront about that in case it says anything weird. For examples, see this post here. I've also noticed he doesn't like it when I yell at my dogs. If you ever see a blog post with the weird interjection, like, "Penny,… Continue reading Guinea Pigs and Bad Dogs
Hey. I posted my weird ideas of what's romantic over on the Genreality blog. Go over there and tell me the most oddly romantic scene you've read, watched, or written. (Some of you have heard my theory of why that scene in Aliens is the basis for my romantic ideal. And no, not the "get… Continue reading Snow Day!
First off-- It's Friday! That means a post over on genreality.net. This week: Seasonal sense memory, and writing. How they go together. It's awesome, go read it. Next-- Schleped out to the midnight showing of AVATAR last night/this morning. You may have heard a little bit about this movie. When something I want to see… Continue reading AVATAR (no spoiers)
Looking for a field trip? Swing by http://www.genreality.net where this weeks topic is Angels and Demons (the movie), Up (also the movie), and the old "gun on the mantle" axiom of writing. When is a Conveniently Useful Character Trait a carefully laid groundwork and when is it just clumsily convenient?Also, Check out the ridiculous amount… Continue reading Field Trip Friday
I feel terrible for not posting on my blog more often, because I'm writing writing writing. To make it up to you, I shall share with you with Possibly the Cutest Thing I've Seen In My Entire Life.Seriously. I cannot write any more because I'm dead from the cute.
...Petsmart will not ship gerbils to you by mail order. In unrelated news (Seriously) my Fresh Takes Column is up on Fresh Fiction. Read what books have caught my eye in November YA releases, and the cool books from the cool chicks I met at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. (Did I say this… Continue reading Just so you know…