I’m taking a huge leap into e-publishing this month, producing my very first original e-book here at www.bookviewcafe.com —to be released Tuesday, March 15th.Continue reading
When does a book become real to the writer? I could give all sorts of whacky or insightful or cosmic answers to that having to do with a writer’s precognition of her character’s essence or the fleshing out of said … Continue reading
How food, diet, and dieting affected my writing and my life. And maybe effects yours…
I thought we needed a post on one of the adult privileges of life, and how the specter of being gluten-free may put a chill in the heart of any individual threatened by gluten. We’re talking responsible drinking of alcoholic beverages.
What about beer? I hear you cry. And what about spirits? My vodka – wait…wasn’t vodka originally made from potatoes?
Good. You’re past the panic and starting to think.Continue reading
Have you tried every imaginable diet or exercise program without success? Do you still feel like crap? Or are you basically still healthy, just unable to drop weight? Have you examined gluten as a source of your problems? Did you know that as many as 42% of the American population may be gluten sensitive — or gluten intolerant? Explains a few things about Americans and weight, doesn’t it? Read along with a one-month experiment to see if gluten might be what’s bothering your system — maybe just too much gluten in everything you eat, or maybe something more.Continue reading
The winter holiday season seems to be an engraved invitation to depression and desperation, all under the guise of jollity, and we writers are far from immune.
Winter storms bring power failures on a regular basis to my neck of the woods. Despite the best efforts of the CalTrans tree trimmers, branches will fall, trees will topple, and mud will slide. The neighborhood of my first house, … Continue reading
Burnout is all too common among writers, but we need not be as helpless as small animals trapped by a forest fire. Help comes from understanding how burnout happens, and from some paradoxical actions—much like the intentional setting of small, … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned before that I’m an alternative-horse-activities skeptic. Or at least an agnostic. The Spirituality of Horses(tm) stuff (with special! specific! equipment! just $49.95 each!) does not win me over. I tend to shudder a bit and move on. So … Continue reading
By now you may know that the Star Wars novel Michael Reaves and I have been working on is due for release next fall. When we first started working on the book last year, it had the rather generic title … Continue reading
One of the unexpected joys of being a family guest at Greenwalls, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Berkeley home, was learning new kitchen strategies. I say strategies, not recipes, because when Marion and I said we cooked “with book in hand,” neither … Continue reading