I met with my writing group last night. We discussed a 20 page section of my story that involves Tallula's love interest and the question came up - should a predictable plot line be avoided? Or is the natural unfolding of a story what should be … [Continue reading] about First Idea, Best Idea?
Yes, I know it's February. Not even early Febraury, but what can I say I've been distracted. Better late than never I say. And so I'm thinking about my goals for 2011. I have a few. 1) No more hospitals. For various reasons the last two years have … [Continue reading] about Goals For 2011
On my trip home from Portland yesterday I was browsing Southwest's in-flight magazine when I came across a piece about a website called Page99Test.com. The basic premise is that writers spend forever, in and out of workshops, brushing up the first … [Continue reading] about Page 99 Test
I'm up in Portland this week visiting the newest little Tallulah. With two infants and a toddler under one roof things are pretty noisy, but tucked away in my suitcase, just waiting for the moment that everyone else is sleeping, are my notes for the … [Continue reading] about Revision Road Map
I've been catching up on some movie watching lately and finally went to see The Social Network. Without giving anything away, I'll just say that I thought the hype was justified. The writing was great. The thing that really stuck with me was how … [Continue reading] about The “Social Network’s” Unlikable Hero
It was an exciting weekend for our family. My sister, after 78 (holy shit 78) hours of labor, my sister gave birth to my very first niece (or nephew for that matter). And what did she name her? Tallulah. Tallulah Rose. It's so beautiful. As soon … [Continue reading] about The Newest Tallulah