Rewind – Three Things – Conclusion

Sheiks and Shebas, welcome back.  It’s time to conclude this rewind of our first “interactive” serial!  It was fun romping through the Roaring Twenties with you in 2014.  I’ve met many new friends that I treasured right away.  Just as importantly, old friends stuck around too.  I hope our serial’s family grows even more in 2015. … More Rewind – Three Things – Conclusion

Rewind – Three Things Serial Episodes 1 – 5

Hello everyone — and welcome. I’m delighted to have you here, and I’m happy to be here too.  You see, a week ago I had a resignation blog ready to post — leaving this blog and the serials, and maybe writing all together. Why? Something troubled me greatly when I concluded Three Ingredients Cookbook-2, a Ghost … More Rewind – Three Things Serial Episodes 1 – 5

Three Things Epilogue

Can you believe this serial began with Oscillating Fan?  That was our very first “thing.” In case you felt like there was a bit too much unresolved, I’ve written an epilogue for our little 1920’s story.  I expected that the characters readers would be most curious about are Frankie the Fireman and Mona the Movie Star, … More Three Things Epilogue

Conclusion of Three Things Serial Headed Your Way

Yes, the conclusion of Three Things Serial is headed your way.  I made sure the sets of “three things” readers sent me drove all aspects of this little story.  Everything — the characters, setting, even the plot took shape and turns from the things all of you sent.  Now the storyline is ready to conclude… … More Conclusion of Three Things Serial Headed Your Way

Three Things: 27 – Vampire, Years, Walked

With National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in full swing, I’m indulging myself with today’s set of three things.  When I wrote my NaNoWriMo 2012 winning novel, Atonement, Tennessee, I was somewhat influenced by the style of Charlaine Harris  — particularly her “Southern Vampire” series, sometimes referred to as the Sookie Stackhouse books.  While Atonement is … More Three Things: 27 – Vampire, Years, Walked

Three Things: 26 – Angiogram, Burglary, Cockroach

I’m privileged to have a dear friend whom I also think of as a mentor.  For the majority of her life she has given huge effort to educating herself about complex medical issues that have touched the lives of her loved ones.  That truly amazing woman sent today’s set of “things” and as usual, my mind went to … More Three Things: 26 – Angiogram, Burglary, Cockroach

Three Things: 23 – Dissolute, Rocky, Bonehead

I’m finally here with another episode of our little 1920’s story.  The characters have been nagging at my thoughts.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with them during November, while I’m trying to write an entire (new) novel in a few short weeks, for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Maybe I’ll skip the fun part … More Three Things: 23 – Dissolute, Rocky, Bonehead

Three Things Serial: 22 – Blue John, Clarice Cliff Pottery, Art Deco, Silk

It was an adventure to do the research for this set of things. Please join me for episode 22 of our little 1920’s serial. Blue John, Clarice Cliff Pottery, Art Deco, Silk Before I could stop him, Frankie told Countess Babikov about the burglary at Boris’ apartment — I mean office.  I was worried about … More Three Things Serial: 22 – Blue John, Clarice Cliff Pottery, Art Deco, Silk

Three Things Serial: 21 – Underwear, Tasteless, Limestone

When I researched ways to illustrate this episode I noticed that media topics of interest in the 1920s were much the same as they are now. I saw headings about sex, diet, scandal, fashion, and other things that you’d see today.  Like they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same. The “things” for episode … More Three Things Serial: 21 – Underwear, Tasteless, Limestone

Government Shutdown & Three Things Episode 20

“In the middle of a difficulty, lies opportunity…” Albert Einstein Personal friends and those who know me from LinkedIn have expressed kind concern over whether or not the “government shutdown” will effect my employment and the roof over my head.  That job is my only source of income.  So far it has not impacted my livelihood. … More Government Shutdown & Three Things Episode 20

Three Things Serial: 16 – Microscope, Sewing Machine, Dog

I’m pleased to tell you that today’s three things are from a “science nerd turned quilter who lives near Bristol UK” – known to bloggers as Spockssister.  For the sake of this blog’s header (which is not at all cooperative with me) the things are sort of abbreviated.  However, in the serial I’m using them … More Three Things Serial: 16 – Microscope, Sewing Machine, Dog

Three Things Serial: 15 – Tattered Quilt, Memory Squares, Quilting Bee

Finally I’m posting another episode of our 1920’s serial.  These three things come from the most “crafty” lady I know — Joye in Albuquerque. Since I didn’t do a mid-week post, you might need to refresh your memory of the serial.  You can read all the episodes at the Three Things Serial page. Pip finds … More Three Things Serial: 15 – Tattered Quilt, Memory Squares, Quilting Bee

Three Things Serial: 10 – Grandma, Big Feet, Woodpile

Enchantment… Doesn’t the word make you think of that harp-like sound effect? Of bright sunshiny magic, and unbridled potential?  No?  Maybe I’m feeling homesick then.  Today’s “three things” come to you from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, courtesy of RC. Remember, you can do catch-up reading at the Three Things Serial page.  Now, the … More Three Things Serial: 10 – Grandma, Big Feet, Woodpile

Three Things Serial: 9 – Aspic, Empty Milk Bottles, Ice Cream

How different our food supply is from what it once was! A friend at work became very interested in the many unexpected things that lurk in our groceries.  She thought about serious questions, like “Where does it come from?” and “What goes into it?”  The answers were much more complicated than “From the grocery store” and “Seeds, sunshine, and … More Three Things Serial: 9 – Aspic, Empty Milk Bottles, Ice Cream

Three Things Serial: 8 – Flight, Itch, Heartbreak

I’m really excited to have received “three things” from two different readers over the weekend.  So I’m doing a mid-week post with the first set I was given.  The story continues with new things from Provincial Lady. Flight, Itch, Heartbreak I was pretty sure the strange key had fallen from the getaway car.  That would make … More Three Things Serial: 8 – Flight, Itch, Heartbreak

Three Things Serial: 7 – Bent Key, Empty Barrel, Torn Hem

Today’s “Three Things” are from Suki in North Carolina.  Among other things, she writes fan fiction.  Check out her site. I’m sure you’ll be entertained. As always you can check out the full story (thus far), or catch-up if you’ve missed an episode, on the page dedicated to it, The Three Things Serial Story.  …And now … More Three Things Serial: 7 – Bent Key, Empty Barrel, Torn Hem

Three Things Serial: 4 – Gelato, Aerobic, Thunderstorm; and 5 – Slate, Waterfall, Devious

Our “interactive” story continues with two sets of “things” from amazing friend, Provincial Lady.  But that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook — be sure to send me your three things! I’m trying to control my editor-brain with this story, partly because the intention is to quickly write whatever comes to me the moment I get your “three things.” That … More Three Things Serial: 4 – Gelato, Aerobic, Thunderstorm; and 5 – Slate, Waterfall, Devious

Three Things Serial: 2 – Ballerina, Fireman, Astronaut

Come on now everyone — don’t let me down about sending “three things.”  Words, phrases, that’s all it is; whatever pops into your head.  As an example, I’m taking “things” from The Daily Prompt.  Today’s was a thought provoking post. They asked what you wanted to grow up to be when you were ten years old, and … More Three Things Serial: 2 – Ballerina, Fireman, Astronaut