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Just a little demonic tease….

Cross your fingers if you’re a fan of Kate and her demon-huntin’ ways (for that matter, cross your fingers even if you aren’t; I mean, I’m not proud).  Got some really cool news re the Carpe Demon movie.  I can’t say anything more now–and as I’ve said before, I won’t say it’s done until I’m… Read more »

Writers are nuts…do ya *really* wanna be one?

So, you’re interested in being a writer? Banging on the keys? Spinning stories out of straw and old Selectric ribbons? Might wanna read this first….. You don’t want to be a writer. No, no, I know. You think it’s all kittens and rainbows. It’s one big wordgasm, an ejaculation of unbridled creativity. It’s nougat-filled. It’s… Read more »

Raindrops on roses and foreign editions

Yes, going to the mailbox is fun. You never know what you might find. The new Levenger catalog. A 20% off coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond (do they mail those every day?). An overdue notice for that bill that fell down behind the printer. Or…maybe…foreign editions!!! Yes, they’re among my favorite things! There’s something… Read more »

Evil Overlord List

This is too fun not to share (follow the link for more evil goodness): This Evil Overlord List is Copyright 1996-1997 by Peter Anspach. If you enjoy it, feel free to pass it along or post it anywhere, provided that (1) it is not altered in any way, and (2) this copyright notice is attached…. Read more »

Shane Black knows action

Okay, that’s a duh headline if ever there was one, but it’s true. And while I aspire to include just geegobs of original content on this blog, at the moment, I’m reading, revising and (yes! thank you!) fixing a story problem per an epiphany in an upcoming book. Which translates to: Original content? Not so… Read more »

Adaptations

My husband and I have been hosting an Adaptations book club for a couple of years now. I’m going to try to keep a running list of the books on a page in this blog, and post info re the books we’re reading (and then watching). Tomorrow’s book is Enemies: A Love Story and I’m… Read more »

Popcorn

In some ways, getting slapped in the face is actually worse than getting punched. The physical pain is almost the same. But there’s an added dose of humiliation and shame on top. An overlay of mortification. As if someone dumped a pail of loser juice over your head. Plus, your cheeks get all flushed. And… Read more »

Kari, we blew it!

Back in the halcyon days of high school, when life was perfect and there was no stress and happy thoughts ran like wild bunnies through the tall grass… Oh, wait. Okay, back in high school, my best friend Kari and I had an imaginary companion. This is not as strange as it sounds, and I… Read more »

Origin Story

Ha! Check it out. I found the origin of “angry superheroes.” Here you go. Fresh from my old, old, old home school blog. Because, hey, I know you care. A lot. Really. So, why “angrysuperheroes”? A good question. It started with C’s faces. Budding actress that she is, she used to run around being a… Read more »