I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.Read All Entries
I got a very nice email the other day saying, “We’re delighted to feature your words in the latest book from the Six–Word series, The Best Advice in Six Words. Your advice was selected from tens of thousands of memoirs in consideration via sixwordmemoirs.com, Facebo
Tomorrow is November 1, which means it’s time to begin NaBloPoMo, an event during which I’ll be writing a blog post every single day of the month. [Read more…]
My initial reaction to being invited to join a blog hop about my writing process was hysterical laughter.
“Are you serious?” I asked, wildly trying to visualize the way words get from my head to the screen. “What writing process?”
You see, that picture above pretty much sums up how I do my best writing. But I’ll get to that later. [Read more…]
I laughed so much at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop last weekend that my stomach still hurts. Since the next one isn’t until 2016, I figure I have two years to recover – and to come up with a book proposal. And if you’re considering going, well, I highly recommend it as both a literary lovefest and a great ab workout. [Read more…]
I could never have imagined when I was young and wishing I could write like Erma Bombeck that the prestigious organization continuing her work would name me – me! – Humor Writer of the Month or that I would be attending an actual Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop with some of the best in the business. [Read more…]
The amount of pressure I’ve been putting on myself to find the right word for the coming year is ridiculous.
I wanted to have my word ready to go as soon as the ball dropped in Times Square but, instead, I dropped the ball.
So here we are on January 5. [Read more…]
So this is how my mind works. Or doesn’t. [Read more…]