When I was in college, some older and wiser friends had a great phrase called "Defining the Relationship." The short form was "DTR."  As in, "Have you had a DTR with that boy yet?" (Um, no, because I know I shouldn't be dating him and if we have a DTR I will say that out loud and... Continue Reading →

ANOTHER!

You know that scene in Thor when he's so enamored of the coffee that he smashes the mug on the floor and excitedly demands another cup?  That is how I feel right now about sending out my novel to literary agencies. The last round of rejections were deserved, but I mean that in the nicest way possible. ... Continue Reading →

SHOW VERSUS TELL

This is one of the most elusive writing concepts to grab and squeeze onto the page.  Assuming nothing, let us talk about what it is not: It is not Show AND Tell.  Show and Tell is when you bring a smooth, dark gray beach rock to class because it has a white band that goes... Continue Reading →

I Know How To Tape My Hem

When I was a kid, if your hem unraveled during school you would quickly and discreetly scotch tape or staple that bad larry.  If you left that thin, ragged edge to unfold on its own during Social Studies, WOE TO YOU AND YOUR HOUSE.  Sometimes you didn't notice you had a Hem Malfunction until someone... Continue Reading →

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