Continuing with the #Trust30 online writing project, I've posted a new poem inspired by the 24th prompt on intuition:
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Driving back to the office from lunch today I began to try in earnest to build my literary fairy world. Usually all my best ideas come in the car, so I thought the buildings would erect themselves in my mind and all those brain-numbing hours of dreaming up details could be skipped.
Not so much.
It makes me feel more than a little insecure that I can't build imaginary places as easily as I can those that are based on the world I live in. A fairy's house would take me days to…Continue
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During my morning blog roll read through yesterday, I came across a comment about arrogant heroes in fiction.
The comment caused me to do a little research via Google and I was surprised by what I found.
1) Many female readers/writers say they dislike arrogance in the hero. This shocked me because of the enormously devoted readership of the Romance genre and the fact that Alpha's rule there. A little cockiness adds sex appeal. Doesn't it? It does for…Continue
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Reposted from Trashy's Treasures
My husband is a born salesman. He’s got the gift for gab. He can (and will) talk to anyone about anything for days on end. Don’t get him started on Star Wars, Star Trek or NFL history. Me—not so much. I’m the quiet and shy type. I don’t speak unless spoken to, and I don’t talk—or write—unless I have something to say. My daughter is going to be a chatty one too. Whoo boy.…Continue
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My father was an intellectual and grammarian whose profession was advertising, which left him with a certain amount of inner conflict. He took fine umbrage at the cigarette ads, which, in the presophisticated 1960s, promised that "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should." "It should be AS a cigarette should!" he'd thunder.
Correct English was a given in our family. My grammar is almost impeccable; I only have trouble remembering definitions of grammatical terms like…
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I recently found this YouTube video by the incredibly witty Stephen Fry. If you haven't watched it yet, it is well worth the few minutes.
This video is clever and entertaining, and it got me thinking about words and language and writing. I do not think that I am a language snob, but it does bother me when I encounter bad grammar in a published book. For one thing, it slows…
I'm responding to a Books & Culture call to "cultivate" a poem (details in my post). My contribution is a new poem titled "Louie, Three-Wheeling", inspired by a short film about a Bostonian who rides his three-wheeler everywhere.
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Back in the days when I first became a fan of Patti Smith, I knew virtually nothing about her life, except maybe that she hailed from New Jersey. I was drawn to her poetry, her style, her music. The striking photograph of her on the cover of Horses seemed to epitomize who she was, artistically.…Continue
23 things that have been said to me in various tones of voice, at fluctuating eyebrow levels, and in all seriousness.
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Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...all words that can describe freelance writer, poet and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.…Continue
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Mike Arsuaga, Paranormal Romance Author, is at Ravencraft’s Romance Realm today giving a workshop on How To Write A Book Series. After writing his own five book…Continue
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Yes, it happened! The bride was beaming (definitely not beamy; there was a 5k race on wedding morning, good grief), the vineyard was amazing, and as predicted, the bride would have beat the pants off Martha Stewart in the “Apprentice Wedding Planner” show. Donald Trump would have become besotted with her, and perhaps we would now have access to a little “cottage” in the Seychelles. But here is the REAL story, as it seems to always unfold in my family.
I delivered a…Continue
Added by Molly Campbell on June 22, 2011 at 11:28pm — No Comments
It's a bit disturbing - isn't it? - that a book can be so critically misjudged by its cover. That nice, clean-cut guy next door might be on the verge of a violent nervous breakdown. The long-haired bass player you've dismissed as a wastoid loser just might teach special education for a living. The soft-spoken, understated guy in ragged blue jeans could turn out to be a philanthropic billionaire.
I am finally reading, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." I applauded…
Added by Kristen Elise on June 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
So, a lot’s happened since the last Lit News. First, I’ve been reading like a madwoman. No,
not the one you're thinking of. Another one.
The simple elegance of Maupassant’s short stories has led
many scholars and critics to dismiss his place with other “great” writers. Much
Father’s Day got me thinking about what my father taught me about writing, a lesson that I still value even though he passed away twenty-five years ago at age 54.
He was fastidious about…Continue
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