Category Archives: Weblogs

Overconfidence

Last month Nathan Bransford wrote a post centering on five lessons that he has learned about writing from watching reality television.  It’s an amusing and insightful piece, and I thought his first lesson was the most pertinent: “Overconfidence is your … Continue reading

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Tuesday Teaser

Blogger Wendy Morris of Well-Mannered Frivolity recently wrote a post about SOMETHING MISSING which I thought was interesting and unique.  Wendy’s politics and mine are like oil and water, but it appears that our fondness for books might allow us … Continue reading

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Waiting is the worst

My favorite literary agent in the whole world (and one of my favorite people in the world) is Taryn Fagerness. I am proud to call her my agent and my friend. She is a brilliant professional and my hero. Hero? … Continue reading

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Strange things afoot at the Circle K

Photographer and artist Paho Mann has photographed almost two dozen re-inhabited Circle K convenience stores in the Phoenix, New Mexico area.  As the company began moving its stores to more profitable locations in the 1990s, “the shells left by this … Continue reading

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AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com

Two things: 1.  I can picture any number of the characters from my books appearing on this blog someday. 2.  If I am ever in need of a writing prompt, an idea for a story, or just the impetus for … Continue reading

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Writers Read

Writer-producer Marshal Zeringue invited me to post on his Writers Read blog, where I had the opportunity to write about the books that I am currently reading. The same post appears on The Campaign for the American Reader blog, also … Continue reading

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