Realtors to the Rescue

This blog post is dedicated to anyone who’s ever complained about having to pay a commission to a real estate agent. via GIPHYvia GIPHY Technically, my very first home-shopping experience was many, many years ago, back when I was still married to my ex-husband. I don’t remember what prompted us to go home-shopping but we did. We kept things casual […]

Misadventures in Editing: Character Profiling

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out. Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If you’ve ever had something like this happen to you, please tell me in the comments. Inspired by a writing exercise I stumbled on in […]

Gifts For Writers, 2015

IT IS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN. THAT GLORIOUSLY PINE-SCENTED, SANTA-FROTHED, BUTTER-LUBED CAPITALIST COOKIE DOUGH ORGY KNOWN AS “THE HOLIDAYS.” (Yes, that’s right. I didn’t call it “Christmas.” The war is real, folks. The war is real.) (Besides, Santa is for everyone. He is an Old Elf. He’s not some Young Hipster Elf like that… http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/12/06/gifts-for-writers-2015/

Misadventures in Editing: Switching Things Up

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If you’ve ever had something like this happen to you, please tell me in the comments. “Okay,” I said, trying to bring the meeting to […]

Misadventures in Editing: The trouble with technology

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If you’ve ever had something like this happen to you, please tell me in the comments. “Where is she?” Celeste asked, kicking her feet up […]

Misadventures in Editing: Are they serious?

Ever wondered what a writer goes through when editing a work-in-progress?  Here’s your chance to find out.  Take a look at some of the conversations I’ve had with my characters while editing my current novel. If you’ve ever had something like this happen to you, please tell me in the comments. “Hello?” It’s never a good sign when you walk […]