First Mystery Blogger Award

In the last month, I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by both Adam from Write Thoughts and Ronel the Mythmaker. Both blogs discuss writing and storytelling with class, distinction, and a whole lot of fun. Thanks for sharing your time and work with the world, and for nominating me! What is the Mystery … Continue reading First Mystery Blogger Award

Ten Reasons Why Writers Make Good Neighbors

This morning, I was awoken to the sounds of saws and dump trucks  as road construction continued just outside. And it got me thinking: if you could pick your neighbor, you should always go with a writer. Writers are quiet. When we're building something, all you're hear is a clatter (along with a few incoherent grumbles … Continue reading Ten Reasons Why Writers Make Good Neighbors

They Were Sexist But They Were Fun

Last year, I read a lot of older works of fiction, like Can You Forgive Her by Anthony Trollope and Scaramouche by Raphael Sabbatini. I also read a few more modern works, like The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, and excerpts from “modern classics” in the writing books, Reading Like A Writer and Revision. And … Continue reading They Were Sexist But They Were Fun