As I sit in bed Tuesday night, the news is already declaring Karen Handel winning Georgia’s 6th district – a study in money in politics and the insanity of the current electoral process. She didn’t win by much, for a district that is historically much above the national average…. it was a loss for the… Continue reading Politics: Georgia’s 6th
I sprained my thumb. It sounds so small, it seems so small – until I try to use my hand too much. And I do keep using it too much. So I hurt my thumb, I spend a day basically watching tv/movies & reading (’cause one-handed gaming is hard). I go to work that week. By… Continue reading Live Events: Injury
I am not going to promise not to write spoilers. I’m going to try, but there may be things in this review that are not in the trailer and “spoil” the movie for you. Fair enough warning? I loved this movie. It wasn’t “perfect” but it was close. I will gladly go see it again… Continue reading Review: Wonder Woman
I’m in San Diego! This weather is amazing! And my hotel… Sweet!
This is something I think about professionally more than as a writer. As a writer, I really have an audience of one: me. But it IS something I have thought about. It IS something I circle back to on occasion. You see, I learned in late high school/early college that the top two selling genres… Continue reading Writing: Audience
I was organizing my writing folders and re-read a novel I wrote. It’s unpublished and might well remain unpublished forever. It has pretty huge problems. Mostly because it’s one giant introduction to world & characters. I really struggled with making a plot for it at all. But it’s all really important stuff that sets up the second… Continue reading Writing: Introduction or Novel?
This occurred to me only recently, but it is too true: If you have to use “if” to qualify something, it’s probably bad. IF gets used to cover up an insult or negative feedback instead of just having the spine to stand up to your own comment. Look at these examples: If this had more… Continue reading Manners: Is “if” a bad word?