From the Weekend

This past weekend was full of trying to keep up with writing assignments for a free online class (there is no grading/credits on this one.) In the (approximate) words of my Critique Circle friend Sassy: if this welcome week is supposed to be fun and relaxed, I'll be dead by the end of the actual…

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Typewriter Giveaway!

Okay, if you click on this link, you can enter to win an awesome-looking typewriter (what typewriter isn't awesome-looking, though? Am I right?" But you have to be twenty-one years or older to enter. Ends in about a week. Good luck! (Again, here's the link: http://thewritepractice.com/giveaways/typewriter/?lucky=26443)

A Freebie Friday = Random Writing

Unedited/uncensored writing taken from writing group over a week ago. Rough. Very rough. You have been warned. # He couldn't decided between the white and the black. One shirt screamed "Hipster! Goth! Beatnik!" While the other, also a button-up, said "Formal! Respectable! Promotion!" Henri wished the clothes on the rack would stop talking to him.…

The Hemingway Way

It's none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. - Ernest Hemingway Do you take Hemingway's approach to writing? Zipped lip? Or do you share your struggles? I'm somewhere in the middle. I share some of my struggles, but I won't post the how-to books…

Why Writing a Blog Post at 4:00 is Just Wrong

Sleep-deprivation. This brain = caffeine-free. The mission? To prove that I can write a coherent blog post without legal addictive stimulants and, oh yes, that thing called sleep. Took me a moment to come up with the right word, but I did, points me. So, how do I prove that I am perfectly capable of…

An Ode to Monday

The love of Monday is the root of all sorts of evil. Monday, a day only its mother could love. O cruel fiend, robbing us of the weekend! Thrusting us bleary-eyed and sleep-drunk into the week! A pox upon thee! Can we say drama much? How my Monday started (it's 5:06 as I type this):…

Say Something Funny, Beth

O_O ^ How I felt inside every time a certain relative asked me to "Say something funny, Beth." Apparently, as a child, I was a comedian. NOT. Did you know that it's hard to be funny, I mean LAUGH OUT LOUD funny under pressure when you're ten and only know booger and knock-knock jokes? And puns.…

The 7/7/7 Challenge

I have been challenged by fellow Critique Circle writer John Berkowitz to complete the 7/7/7 challenge (note I did not say 666. Well, now I did.) The rules of the 7/7/7 challenge are as follows: Go to page 7 of your work-in-progress Scroll down to line #7 Share the next 7 lines of your manuscript…