UWWI Thoughts and Impressions 2013

(My next blog post will start toward the new direction I’m taking this blog–A Neo Renaissance focus for us specialized, compartmentalized, 21st-century Americans.) Keep those suggestions rolling in! 😉  *haven’t had a single one yet* For the third consecutive year I Continue reading UWWI Thoughts and Impressions 2013

A New Direction for this Blog

After attending the Tucson Festival of Books last month, one of the biggest nuggets of information I gleaned from the various workshops was Kristin Lamb’s idea that authors of fiction shouldn’t blog about how to write fiction. Particularly if they Continue reading A New Direction for this Blog

I think I’ve got it! By George, I think I’ve got it…well, at least some of it.

With due respect to Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle of My Fair Lady and Pygmalion fame, I’ve figured out how to get published as a writer: GET BETTER! “Well, duh-h-h!” I hear you blurt, as if I had made Continue reading I think I’ve got it! By George, I think I’ve got it…well, at least some of it.

Deconstructing “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

I rarely read bestsellers for many reasons. Mainly, I’m a slow adopter of new anything: technology, popular culture, political issues, new cars, new drugs, etc. But since Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is in my current writing genre, mystery/thriller/suspense, and had Continue reading Deconstructing “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

How to sort through the top ten lists of five easy ways to determine the three best strategies for a successful you in 2013.

As 2013 begins, I realize I am suffering from sensory overload. I blame the internet. Possibly the most wonderful, useful, time-saving, inspirational tool I’ll see in my lifetime, the dark side of the internet is the conundrum of having too Continue reading How to sort through the top ten lists of five easy ways to determine the three best strategies for a successful you in 2013.

Six things I learned from my first National Novel Writing Month participation

It’s not hard to write 2000+ words a day. When I’m really rolling, I wrote that much in a few hours–maybe three. Having a self-imposed deadline made it easier to write. Reaching that concrete goal gave me added pressure but increased my motivation. Continue reading Six things I learned from my first National Novel Writing Month participation

Health care analogy with Cheesecake Factory

Warning: mild political commentary disguised as someone else’s opinion … with which I agree wholeheartedly. What the heck does Louis Armstrong have to do with the Cheesecake Factory and Obamacare? I’m not sure. I think nothing, but the video is Continue reading Health care analogy with Cheesecake Factory

Yes, but there exists a Third Side

Warning: Political commentary in the form of a link and a short personal opinion. The Wrong Side Absolutely Must Not Win The Third Side is the Libertarian Party along with the inspired statesmanship of Congressman Ron Paul. Check them out if Continue reading Yes, but there exists a Third Side