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

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

Announcing — Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell

Don’t worry — Thistledown will return next weekend.  When I saw that there were two wonderful things that I wanted to share, I decided it was a good weekend to give myself a much needed break.  Well… sort of a break anyway.  First was the delightful return of blogger Donna Parker of Yadadarcyyada. (I shared that … More Announcing — Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell