On BS: A Short Book Review

November 28, 2014One of my favorite books is On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt. It’s a small book, written in 2005.  The author is not someone you might expect....more

The Blurred Lines between Fact and Fiction

I got the text when I was an hour away from a remote part of West Texas, where I would be without an internet connection for five days: DON'T PUBLISH THAT POST. ...more

A Writer Writes

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Book Review: “Make Him Beg to Be Your Boyfriend in 6 Simple Steps” by Michael Fiore

“Make Him Beg to Be Your Boyfriend in 6 Simple Steps” by Michael Fiore is a Self Help dating book for women. (Actually, the cover says, “A Special Report.”) This book gives specific instructions on how to hook a guy and make him a boyfriend....more

Vanessa Williams: What It's Like to Be Stuck in the News

Every so often a story hits the news and won't go away. It stays in the news cycle for weeks and as much as you may try to ignore it you can't. Have you ever wondered what it's like to be in on the inside if such a story? How the people involved got there and what they thought? Vanessa and Helen Williams know just what it's like and spill all in their new book, You Have No Idea. ...more
@Mothering4Money I did get it for Lee for Mother's Day and she loved it! Thanks for the ...more

On Writing Fiction - 100 Words x 2 + Questions

Résumé: Letters and notes, e-mail messages, newspaper articles, poetry, blog posts and comments, business proposals, promotional material, journal entries, essays, and, when this exercise is complete, 100 words. All non-fiction. I seem to have a mental block when it comes to writing fiction, and in fact have written nothing that wasn't truth (or based on truth) since creative writing assignments in high school. Ancient history. ...more

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Books for Booklovers

Nothing makes a booklover's heart patter more than unwrapping a book... unless it's a stack of books. If the booklover in your life is anything like me, they rarely get books as gifts. I've never been sure if it's because people aren't sure what books to buy us or if they've decided we have enough books already, but I'm always thrilled when people give me a book as a gift. Here are some suggestions for titles that booklovers would be happy to unwrap this holiday season. ...more
Thanks for the list. Several titles sound interesting, including Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. ...more

Looking for other Writers

Just having come off of a Writer's Conference here in Aspen, I am having a difficult time committing to this blogging conference, a conference that I fully regretted not attending last year but it was just the beginning of my blogging career and I felt that I was not yet ready to immerse myself into thousands of other more established bloggers and pitch myself confidently.Now, one year later I wonder if this is truly the path that I shoudl be following or whether I should be focusing my attention on writer's conferences instead as my blog is merely a platform for my writing....more

Would love to go to a blogging conference! But from Australia, it's a little far. Good luck on ...more

The Sky Has Fallen and I With It

Oh, don't mind me. I'm just sitting here, sobbing my stupid face off until it's unrecognizable. Facial features are so five minutes ago. What's that? Yes, everything is fine, everything is perfection. I'm just dealing with my child growing up and inevitably leaving me forever. No big deal. It's hard to lay this kind of claim on a child who doesn't live here, but I am equal parts sneaky, talented, and self-absorbed, so claim it I fucking will....more

Though I've never felt this way about my kids and social networking or my kids and growing ...more

A Day in the Life of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of those infamous invisible diseases…if you’re lucky. If you’re lucky, the doctors diagnose you in a timely manor so physical aspects of the disease don’t begin to mutilate your body. If you’re not lucky, your fingers and toes begin to curl up and take on a new form which you cannot control. It repulses you to look at your own joints and limbs. You want to crawl into bed and cover your head without ever making a public appearance again....more