It’s Over!

Just a note to say that NaBloPoMo for March is over and done.  Hurray.  I'm never doing this again.  I did it for three blogs and that's just crazy.  CRAZY! But I did it!  

if you have a little time…

One of my students interviewed me for our school podcast! (See, I'm practicing for my interview with Terry Gross.) But anyway, if you would like to listen and surprise our students by increasing their hits, click here!

You’re Too Tall

Now, being tall may not have anything to do with writing, but then again maybe it does. I mean, hasn't your appearance--height, weight, color, something--affected who you are and how you see the world? Of course it does. A friend sent me this New York Times article on being tall, and boy do I ever …

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Mixing Metaphors and Other Bad Things (or other reasons my novel is a mess)

Some writers use notecards and plan their stories. Others use outlines. Someone once asked me if I used storyboards. Probably some writers out there use them. And some writers have the ending and write towards that. Then there are those writers who write with no map whatsoever, starting with an image or a character and …

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