Month: December 2011

Noisy Neighbors

It’s 12:20 a.m., and either Friday night or Saturday morning, depending on whether you’re a “glass is half empty” or “glass is half full” kind of person. And my neighbors are having a party. Ordinarily that’s not an issue, because

Posted in Personal

Getting Over the Hump

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for my novel in progress, though I have made considerable progress in working to finish up my other writing project. However, it felt great to see that I have just passed the 60,000-word

Posted in Writing

Writing in Restaurants

In his book Writing in Restaurants, playwright and screenwriter David Mamet mused: In a restaurant, one is both observed and unobserved. Joy and sorrow can be displayed and observed “unwittingly,” the writer scowling naively and the diners wondering, What the

Posted in Personal, Writing

Tools of the Trade

Way back in high school, when I started writing seriously, I began carrying a notebook and pen with me everywhere I went. I would jot down random ideas as they came to me, recording story ideas, character sketches and odd

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Bias Much? ‘English Embassy’ Edition

I love the OFM — they show their bias every single time they open their ink-stained pie-holes. The latest is a wonderful example. Obama flubs a line about the “English Embassy” in Tehran, and Michelle Bachmann makes a similar flub

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