Tag Archive | confabulate

Confabulating with Alice Speilburg

Literary agent Alice Speilburg and I met at a writing conference. She was very pregnant and spent many long hours in an uncomfortable chair listening to pitches. That evening, she drove back to Kentucky. As someone who has been pregnant five times (but who’s counting), I was amazed by her enduring good humor and the […]

Pinch Me (Not Literally)

It works, you know. If you pinch yourself while you’re dreaming, you can’t feel it. I learned when I was young, during an awesome dream about David Cassidy. I pinched myself. I didn’t feel anything. In my dream, I realized David Cassidy was a dream. Dream ruined. I had another dream, but this one was for my […]

Show and Tell

Showing vs. Telling: A writer’s guide   Courtesy of Buzzfeed.com

Location, Location, Location

“Every story would be another story, and unrecognizable if it took up its characters and plot and happened somewhere else… Fiction depends for its life on place. Place is the crossroads of circumstance, the proving ground of, What happened? Who’s here? Who’s coming?…” -Eudora Welty My husband and I went to Connecticut a few years […]

Under Construction

It’s time for a face lift. And since I can’t afford one, I’ve decided to give one to this tired old blog. Over the next few days, I’ll be experimenting, changing things, having fun, changing things, getting frustrated, changing things and swearing. I’m a perfectionist for details (the big picture escaped my notice many times), […]

Reverse Impressions

I met our new priest this weekend. At confession. Confession is not the place to make a good first impression. But that got me thinking (dangerous, yes). I came to the conclusion that we’ve been doing it backwards. First impressions shouldn’t be good. Okay, I’ll try to explain my logic (not always easy). Nobody is […]

The Other Woman

I wasn’t worried when she appeared in my husband’s life or that they had to spend some time together—for work. I didn’t realize how serious it was between them until my husband announced she would be joining us on a trip. “Are you serious?” I asked. I think I was giving him that squinty look. […]

Ready. Set. WRITE! Week 9

  Monday, August 3 Week  1.  How I did on last week’s goals– I didn’t participate last week. I was immersed in the world of Twitter. I received a few passes on my query, so I revised it and sent out a few of the revised versions. 2.  My goal(s) for this week– More waiting. Waiting is […]

Ready. Set. WRITE! Week 7

If you’re wondering what Ready. Set. WRITE! is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, planning, and keeping each other accountable. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and Jaime Morrow. If you’d like more information or to participate in Ready. Set. WRITE click here. Monday, July […]

Ready. Set. WRITE! Week 6

If you’re wondering what Ready. Set. WRITE! is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, planning, and keeping each other accountable. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and Jaime Morrow. If you’d like more information or to participate in Ready. Set. WRITE click here. Monday, July […]