See You Next Tuesday

There’s been some discussion today about a new app called Clean Reader, which will allow you to read your favorite ebooks with the profanity edited out. Not surprisingly, some authors are vehemently against the idea, seeing it as, at best, censorship of their work, and at worst, unlawful editing of a copyrighted text. Others pointContinue reading “See You Next Tuesday”

Art of the Day: My kitty, RIP

Nineteen-ish years ago, when my family was moving houses, my parents decided that we needed a new cat. My mother and I were both allergic, but we adored cats, so we decided it was worth it. At the farm supply store in town, they were selling the kittens of a feral cat. We bought aContinue reading “Art of the Day: My kitty, RIP”

Nanowrimo Now What?: The Synopsis

In the second part of my “Nanowrimo Now What?” posts, I’m going to talk about writing a synopsis. This might seem like jumping the gun; after all, you’re not going to be querying agents for this monstrosity you’ve written just yet. But a synopsis can be used for more than just getting an agent interestedContinue reading “Nanowrimo Now What?: The Synopsis”

A fresh start

I survived the end of December, although just barely. I got ridiculously sick on Christmas Eve and decided to spread the cheer by giving the cold to all of my friends and family. My New Year’s resolutions are, like every year, about writing. This time I’m being a little more concrete with my goals. TheContinue reading “A fresh start”

Nanowrimo Now What?: How to Critique and Be Critiqued

I got my laptop back from the Genius Bar 10 days ago, and the graphics card has just started to go again, so I probably only have another week or two before the whole computer dies a third time. In the meantime: the post-Nanowrimo entry that I promised! Writing groups are invaluable for authors. TheContinue reading “Nanowrimo Now What?: How to Critique and Be Critiqued”

Game Review: This War of Mine

A few days ago my friend Mel recommended I check out This War of Mine, because I don’t spend enough hours a day playing video games already. I’ve played it for 29.6 hours since then, and the only reason I haven’t played it for more is because I was at a Christmas party yesterday. InContinue reading “Game Review: This War of Mine”