Writing classes, or how to spend lots of money without really having to write

I'm guilty. I've been signing up for writing classes since I started writing way back when my youngest was 2 or so (He's in his late 20's). I've done college classes (excellent), online courses (variable).  Like Claudia Casper, I love literary festivals as well (SO fun and full of kindred spirits and one was in Iceland,…

Does It Ever Get Dark Here – Little Fiction | Big Truths – Medium

IN the summer, busloads of American tourists arrive in the Yukon. Invariably awed by the midnight sun, they shuffle up to locals, ice cream cones in one hand and guidebooks in the other, asking… — Read on medium.com/little-fiction-big-truths/does-it-ever-get-dark-here-9f51d9b012fc Love the writing in this. I can feel that hate in me, too, but it is for…

“If we are not sometimes baffled and amazed and undone by the world around us, rendered speechless and stunned, perhaps we are not paying close enough attention.” Ben Marcus

"So You Want To Be a Writer" - excellent article by the Guardian. I love the Guardian. A voice of sanity in a baffling world.  

Hot Milky Tea

I've been feeling so unsettled lately. The horror of DT's first month reminds me of those other DTs - not that I've had them, mind you, but I've seen people in the throes of delirium tremens and it isn't pretty. I'm kind hoping that some of the people who voted the way they did are…

More to read – this looks great – reblog..

If you liked The Book Of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, then try Steal Away Home by Karolyn Smardz Frost. Here’s why… via If You Liked The Book Of Negroes, Try… — The Savvy Reader

So impressed…

I had the very good fortune to meet Judy Penz Sheluk some years ago at the fabled  (and sadly, deceased) Bloody Words Mystery Writers Conference. We've kept in touch since and I always like to hear from her, but lately she has zoomed on, winning all sorts of awards for her second novel, and I…

Humidity

Ah, you've gotta love the Maritimes when they decide to get hot. On the one hand, my hair looks fabulous. Curly hair + product + humidity = delectable curls. On the other, I want to cut it all off and let the air cross my fevered skull. I pin it up maliciously and tear it…

On Envying Other Writers

On Envying Other Writers.

How to keep writing if you think your writing is shit…

From another blogger, Ksenia Anske, who was recommended to me by Michael Davis, one of the two really good instructors I had at Gotham Writer's Workshop (the other was Gregory Fallis) How to keep writing if you think, etc. Michael also has an excellent blog, filled with much goodness. Happy reading....

About You, from Biblioklept

  I MAY put this on my next dating profile. Just saying. About You.