Wednesday Writing — The Punk of Punk

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Happy Hump Day, Everyone.  Thanks for visiting my sanctuary. This is  my safe haven where we can relax in the comfort and encouragement of each other’s presence — free of bullies and passive aggressive princesses.  Although, I’m allowing certain “punks.”  That’s my prerogative as proprietress and bouncer. I wrote the first … More Wednesday Writing — The Punk of Punk

Wednesday Review — Brother Love

Wednesday, July 8, 2020  First, I apologize to anyone who received my accidental posts. The scheduling option I typically use wasn’t working properly.  Actually it disappeared entirely…   Welcome to my sanctuary.  Last Wednesday’s post went to the cats.  This one is for the birds!  Or one bird anyhow.  I’m talking about Jinx, my magpie character.  … More Wednesday Review — Brother Love

Wednesday Writing with the Senses — Hearing

Hearing, Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Traditionally those are the five senses.  I suddenly decided to rerun this mini-series on The Senses.  I originally did this series five years ago, so maybe it’s fitting. In novel writing I try to involve all your (the reader’s) senses.  Today I want all of us … More Wednesday Writing with the Senses — Hearing

Marge Tipton — Characters from Atonement, TN (& a Cover Reveal)

Saturday, August 18, 2018 Welcome everyone.  You’ve entered my sanctuary.  Today we’re visiting Atonement, Tennessee.  I know it can be hard to find your way around in a fictional town.  So, let’s have lunch at the local diner, L.O.L.A. Lola’s.  I want you to meet the owner, Marge Tipton.  Marge’s part in Atonement, Tennessee is quite small, but she … More Marge Tipton — Characters from Atonement, TN (& a Cover Reveal)

Baby You Can Drive My (Novel’s) Car

Saturday, August 11, 2018 Robert Matthew Goldstein is my “partner in crime” illustrating the #DieselPunk serial that you’ll find on my Jazz Age Wednesdays posts — “Hullaba Lulu.”  Sometimes Rob also makes videos that parallel the Lulu-verse.  He just did a fabulous one featuring (fictionalized) Nikola Tesla and the electric car that I wrote into the serial.  That … More Baby You Can Drive My (Novel’s) Car

The Punk of I Don’t Know — the Punk of Punk

Saturday, July 7, 2018 Welcome to my sanctuary — an oasis free of politics, religion, and the judgments that often go with both.  It’s my safe haven where we can relax in the comfort and encouragement of each other’s presence — free of bullies and passive aggressive princesses.  I’m allowing certain “punks.”  That’s my prerogative as proprietress … More The Punk of I Don’t Know — the Punk of Punk

What to Wear?

Welcome everyone.  I’m glad the weather does not usually effect our ability to have these virtual visits, but horse-feathers, it’s cold out there!  Or at least it is cold for a lot of us.  The question of what to wear is answered by “A coat!” Have you guessed that I’m leading into another writing process post?  Some people … More What to Wear?

The Sleigh: Annie’s Inventory Notes — Features from Atonement, TN

Welcome back to Atonement, TN! I hope everyone has had a wonder-filled week.  I’m delighted that you’re spending a moment from the holiday weekend here. Sometimes I get a few posts prepared ahead of time (and that’s nice for me). However, that hasn’t been the case for awhile. Anyway, just as I was wondering what I could possibly … More The Sleigh: Annie’s Inventory Notes — Features from Atonement, TN

3 Bloom Things — Features from Atonement, TN

Welcome back everyone.  Thanks for coming to Atonement, TN! It’s great to see you again  — I know it can be hard to find your way to a fictional town. I’ve been delighted with everyone’s support of my “pantser” serial stories.  As most of you know, those stories resulted from a writing exercise I created for … More 3 Bloom Things — Features from Atonement, TN

Adding Suspense — Features from Atonement, TN

It’s Moving Too Slow — What Shall I Do? As I grow my characters, and layer the elements of a new story, I’m always afraid that it is moving to slowly — because I’m doing precisely those things rather than something more exciting.  How do I cultivate both characters and suspense, and work on more than … More Adding Suspense — Features from Atonement, TN

Mysterious Lodge — Features from Atonement, TN

Building a House with Magic — The Mysterious Lodge Sometimes things don’t go as planned — as you saw last weekend. Thank you so much for coming back again.  I’m also sorry you missed the Halloween treat from Isabel at Cakes and More 101.  I was going to feature a recipe from her last weekend.  Isabel has a beautiful … More Mysterious Lodge — Features from Atonement, TN