Okay, this is not a cooking blog, but I couldn’t resist. This is so good, it should not be limited to people who can’t eat wheat.
Nancy Jane Moore appears on Jeff VanderMeer’s Booklife blog today, opining on the relationship between the martial arts and writing in an interview with Jeremy L.C. Jones. … Continue reading
Why doesn’t genre fiction deal more with work? Not the triumphant whatever-the-protagonist-does-to-save-the-world work, but what the protagonist does to pay the rent. Too often work is set-dressing, a garment that the character puts on and takes off at will. And that … Continue reading
My husband was not bothered by Prospero being “Prospera” in the new film of The Tempest. I was bothered by it. This bothers me. The botheration has nothing to do with the quality of Helen Mirren’s performance. She is a … Continue reading
Here it is, the beginning of the New Year for the Western World. Some people are barreling ahead with resolutions, grand plans for diet change, exercise, social makeovers, new jobs, new spouses, new lives, for heaven’s sake – and it all makes you tired.
You’ve done pretty much ALL of this – over and over. And none of it has helped you gain energy, lose weight, find your enthusiasm or anything else that you’d like to find. Every attempt has smacked you down.
Well…on the way from recovering from an illness most don’t recover from, I discovered something. It gave me back my energy, my higher reasoning faculties, and finally, my creativity and writing. I am improving every single day.Continue reading
It doesn’t actually take bravery to write a blog. I’ve been doing it for half a decade or more, throwing all manner of inane idiocies about cyberspace. I do not lack for opinions, whether you want them or not.Continue reading
It’s the beginning of a new year, but some are still looking back and assessing the old in hopes of improving in various ways. Long ago someone asked me for ten rules of writing. Over the years since, I’ve mentally … Continue reading
My To Be Read pile has gone digital. Here’s what I’ve currently got waiting from me on my Sony: Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans (a history of ballet I heard about on NPR) Becoming Queen Victoria by Kate Williams (a … Continue reading