Manic Monday

My plate still overfloweth, and I need to work on the novel today instead of playing on the intarwebs and catching up on my blog & pesky emails. So I leave you with the Foo Fighters’ finale song from the concert on 11/11 — my favorite song of theirs, and by far my favorite video. Guess why?

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My Capclave 2011 Schedule

Here is my schedule for Capclave 2011. I’d also like to note that this is my very first Kaffeeklatsch. Which is just FUN TO SAY. And if no one shows up, I get to have coffee alone with Edmund. It’s a win-win situation! ************************************** Kontis, Alethea Saturday 10:00:00 AM Kontis/Schubert Kaffeeklatsch Saturday 12:00:00 PM Kontis Reading Saturday 3:00:00 PM…

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66 Twisted Tales

You know those stories that you have so much fun writing and submitting that you completely forget about them until a friend mentions that they’re available for sale? Well, that’s what happened here. Twisted Tales in 66 Words is a project that Kimberly Raiser came up with on Facebook a while back. She wanted to get 66 stories made…

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Splendora Drive

The first voice exercise that Barbara Samuel had us do was write for four minutes on this topic: Describe the house you lived in when you were seven years old. Timer set? GO! Here’s what I wrote: ******** I still dream about the house on Splendora Drive. It was in a subdivision called Candlewood, down a long road through…

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

On Saturday, the WRW had yet another amazing meeting, this month featuring fabulous guest host Barbara Samuel. She presented us with two workshops–one before lunch, and one after our official meeting–about voice and the heroine’s journey, respectively. For the voice workshop, Barbara ran us through a series of times writing exercises — sprints, if you will — that were…

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She’s Back, Baby!

That’s right — I’m back from Dragon*Con, the Internet is back up, and now my website is cooperating so I can post again! Of course, I still have that pesky bookstore day job (and Fairy Goddaughter the Elder’s Birthday) so you won’t get all the info at once…but you’re okay with that, and I thank you for your patience….

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Word Metrics Tues-Thurs

Figures, once I started with this that it would only take two days for me to get Shanghaied. Tuesday I had to work at the bookstore until 1am, and Wednesday I was down like a dog with a serious migraine (that I’m still fighting off). Yesterday I did get a lot of work done that I needed to do,…

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I Made This

Everytime I see those words, I hear Chris Carter’s Ten Thirteen production company credits from the end of The X-Files in my head. (Geek tidbit: The boy’s voice belongs to Nathan Couturier, the son of the show’s supervising sound editor, Thierry Couturier.) I make stuff up for a living. It’s what I do. I’m told I’m fairy good at…

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