art / novel / writing

Breaking Stories

I’ve taken one novel I thought I’d finished, Drowning Karma, and cut away 50,000 words. The words leftover I’ve broken into short stories. Well, I’ve broken them. Whether they’re short stories yet is another matter. The process was painful and liberating. I looked at some comments I’d gotten on the novel (thanks again, readers!) and … Continue reading

art / novel / writing

the kiddo’s film

the kiddo’s film Originally uploaded by mapelba The kiddo decided on the story line and made the snakes. Mom made the dog. The kiddo snapped the pictures and mom did her best with iMovie, which she knew almost nothing about (never mind about a soundtrack). Anyway, here is the first effort at movie making. Continue reading