Wednesday Writing — Characters & Social Isolation

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Happy hump day, everyone!  In keeping with the current, surreal version of “normal,” I wondered what my characters might think about social isolation.  I’ve had a lot of characters.  The one who “spoke” loudest about the topic is Birdie Devovo, heroine of Brother Love — a Crossroad. You see, Birdie experienced more … More Wednesday Writing — Characters & Social Isolation

#RRBC #Bookreview – Guest post by Teagan Geneviene — Robbie’s inspiration

  Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Rather than doing a Jazz Age Wednesday post tomorrow, today I’m visiting the wonderful Robbie Cheadle.  She is interviewing me — and she has a review of A Ghost in the Kitchen.  I’m excited and delighted to be there.  Comments are closed here because I want you to visit Robbie’s blog and get … More #RRBC #Bookreview – Guest post by Teagan Geneviene — Robbie’s inspiration

Brother Love — A Note

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 I haven’t been sure whether it was close or far — the end of this story.  It seemed like it was both at once.  However, that’s been part of “Brother Love” from the beginning, things not being as they appear, or seeming more than one thing at once. I didn’t know … More Brother Love — A Note

Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Happy May Day, my chuckaboos!  I hope your month is off to a pos-i-lutely fabulous start.  I continue to settle into my high desert cottage, painting walls, pulling weeds, and generally getting adjusted. (The weed pulling led to a bad allergic reaction that I’m still trying to get over…  I’m looking a lot … More Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

Saturday, April 27, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone! It seems like such a long time since I did an “interactive” serial with reader participation.  Well, I’m finally back with a new spontaneously written, pantser story done in my “Three Things” way of writing.  I’m delighted to bring you the first installment today! Blogger Dan Antion collaborates with me … More All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

1920s Party — Three Things Serial Story

Three Things Serial 1920s Party!   You’ve all made this Roaring Twenties party a huge success.  New guests keep arriving (be sure to meet them in the comments).  Everyone is having such a great time that I’ve decided to let this hootenanny continue through this weekend too!   So happy holidays to all you Sheikhs and Shebas! … More 1920s Party — Three Things Serial Story

Rewind – Three Things Episodes 10 – 14

Welcome back to the 1920’s everyone.  I really appreciate you dropping by for this “rewind” of the first interactive serial. But first, I want to update you on my My National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) progress, since that is what has taken me away from writing the serials. This is what my homepage showed me Friday. … More Rewind – Three Things Episodes 10 – 14

Three Ingredients Serial – 1: Geoduck, Cilantro, Red Wine

It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to episode-1 of our new “interactive” story, The Three Ingredients Serial.  Remember that you, the reader, are driving the story by sending three ingredients that I will include in the episodes. When we did the Three Things Serial, the things you sent inspired the characters and the setting.  … More Three Ingredients Serial – 1: Geoduck, Cilantro, Red Wine

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