Mind if I rant a moment? Shortly, I have to go into smiling author blog tour mode and delicately walk the crooked line between bragging and telling people about myself. Since I’d rather slit wrists than do either, I thought I’d vent my suppressed frustration hereContinue reading
I’m staring out my office window at drab colors and early twilight and long to follow the geese south for winter.
In other words—the current WIP stinks like a three-day-dead mackerel
I’ve been in the publishing business for decades but until this year, I never published a mystery and never had a good excuse to attend. I think I need to write another mystery just so I can go back.Continue reading
I will freely admit that I’m little more than a storyteller. I have characters roaming around my head, waiting for me to tell their tales. I have settings I dearly love and plot ideas looking for a place to call home. What I don’t have is a colorful way with words.Continue reading
Pat Rice here: I had a reader ask if I’ve ever read a book or review and thought “That writer stole my idea!” Or title, or family name, or whatever. The answer is…certainly. I can’t recall specific incidents but I’ve … Continue reading
I recently had to re-read the book to edit the scans and refine prose before digitalizing. Originally written by hand and typed on a Leading Edge computer with no Microsoft involved, the book is a different creature from today’s heavily edited, revised, and processed drafts.Continue reading
You do realize that the freedom we celebrate today is a two-edged sword, don’t you?
I can try anything I like, and I’m free to fall flat on my face doing it.Continue reading
Since I’m scheduled to blog both Bookviewcafe and Wordwenches today, I thought I’d gift our readers (and myself) with a summer reading list.Continue reading
I don’t believe it’s headline-making news that writers are essentially ADD-impaired thinkers. One thought leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to looking up a reference, which leads to two dozen more books, and then to note-taking and before we know it, voila, there’s a book in there somewhere.Continue reading
We already tax cigarettes and alcohol and gas. Why not charge taxes on transfat if society has to pay for your diabetes and heart attacks? Let’s tax Big Macs! If marijuana is our biggest cash crop, just think of all the mental hospitals we could build by taxing it.Continue reading