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Musings #38: Netflix’s Black Summer: A Bitter Disappointment (#amwriting)

Most days I would start any sort of review or critique with a positive but today is not that day. Let’s get right into Black Summer, a new zombie flick … Continue reading

April 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Musings #37: The Problem With Alita – Battle Angel (#amwriting)

Alita was worth watching just for the special effects, action, and CGI and I would recommend that the movie be given a viewing just for that aspect alone.  The world … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · 3 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #14: Teens Talk Like Normal People (#writingtips)

Because I’m feeling cheeky and super confident today for no particular reason, I’d like to open up a dialogue on the subject of dialogue. In particular, the subject of making … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #73: The Trend of Overpowered Women ( #amwriting #nonfiction )

Ever read a comment that made you do a double take? “There is no way a girl (woman) could beat a bunch of dudes in hand-to-hand combat. There are too … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 9 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #12: Beginner Beta Reading (#writingtips)

When I first started reading others work to critique, I panicked. The best I could offer was dialogue pointers and tentative suggestions on run-on sentences. I convinced myself that I … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

What’s Up Doc #23: I Done Did It

  Yesterday, I chained myself to my computer and made myself send five of my flash fiction stories to three different online flash fiction magazines.  Now we wait.     … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

What’s Up Doc #22: History Repeats Itself

  Considering all that is happening to day with Trump and the blatantly discriminatory ban on refugees and muslim immigrants in particular, it seems surreal to post about something so … Continue reading

January 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Musings #36: Ouch That Smarts (#amwriting)

Over the years I have read a lot of material on writing and being a writer.  I’ve read “What to Do Lists” and “What Not to Do Lists” and “Top … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 3 Comments

Musings #35: The True Story of Santa (#ibelieveinsanta)

Seven. That’s the age I knew, through evidence analysis, that Santa wasn’t real in a singular way.   I let go of a lot of things, but that pipe-smoking, jolly, old … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

What’s Up Doc #21: Down So Long

I am going to put a sad little rain cloud over my head a moment.  Fair warning. Another contest has come and gone and I didn’t make it to another … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #20: Rooted — #NYCMidnight FFC Round 2 GR14

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Musings #34: Nonsensical Depiction of Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy (#amwriting)

As I continue to write in my book and developing my female lead, I have been more hyper aware lately of when I fall into writing my female into a … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · 12 Comments

What’s Up Doc #19: Hello. Is It Me You’re Looking For?

Hello, people! I know that the blog has been hibernating for the most part, but I thought I would give you an update. What the hell have you been doing? … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #17: Night Run — #NYCMidnight FFC Round 1 GR14

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July 27, 2016 · Enter your password to view comments.

Yeah Write #42: Puppy Love (Super Challenge Non-Fiction Essay Round 1) #amwriting

At only two years old, my daughter told us with a confident nod, “I want a doggie.” How adorable!   How sweet! Five years later, the statement has turned from cute … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

Musings #33: Where is the Whimsy in Our Boys?

My daughter’s school is celebrating the last week  with a different dress theme every day.   This morning my silly girl happily put on a Hawaiian shirt,  big clip-on flowers in … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

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