A while back I wrote a blog post referencing a video by the Nostalgia Critic asking the question, is weird the new good? https://authorwasimpsonblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/musing-082817-weird-is-the-new-brilliant/ The question recently came to my mind again by way of an article on the Barnes and Noble site, Science-Fiction/Fantasy Blog of 7 Impossible Fantasy Cities Worth the Visit by Sam … Continue reading Mini-Musing 4/13/19 ~ Should I Embrace The Weird?
Author Hillary Jordan I wanted to do this before I got too tired. Author events and more SWAG! Yesterday I attended An Evening With Hillary Jordan presented by New Castle County Reads 2019. Bravo and props to Ms. Jordan for her brilliant lecture. Yes, many people said she was brilliant! I said it too, but … Continue reading 4/11/19 ~ An Evening With Hillary Jordan
Author Judith Reveal I've made a discovery here in my lil ole' state. Today I attended a talk on Viewpoint vs. POV hosted by author Judith Reveal. Presented by the Delaware Writers Studio, I found it very informative because really I never thought there was a difference between the two. I took notes and some … Continue reading Delaware Writers Studio
You may have seen my recent postings on social media about how I’ve been feeling frustrated and antsy lately about my writing. I included an article about how it was OK to feel jealous, angry, or bummed. I’ve had an article up all day, published June of last year, where a writer describes his journey … Continue reading Mini-Musing 1/26/19 ~ The Frustration of Being an Author
I thought long and hard about writing a blog post concerning the situation with Kathleen Hale. I tried for hours, after thinking of what I wanted to say at work but when I got home, I thought, “This won’t make a damn bit of difference.” I’ve written various blog posts asking authors to NOT DO … Continue reading Mini- Musing 01/04/19 – Kathleen Hale and what’s the point?
I seriously love being a writer! Sure, sometimes I gripe and complain and feel like giving up but that's all of us. I really love placing words on paper -- or more accurately now a computer screen! Today I had the pleasure of attending the Fantasy Panel and Book Signing at Barnes and Noble in … Continue reading Fantasy Panel and Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
Literary Agents, you’re all fabulous. Seriously, we writers greatly appreciate you! We appreciate the way you weave your magic with publishers and make certain we get the best deals, lots of exposure and an over-allsense of well-being. However… There’s one thing that’s been both puzzling and frustrating to me. How come you never call? Or … Continue reading Musing ~ 12/1/18: The Importance of Being Receptive
I’ll say it again… BEST.DAY.EVER! Yesterday I attended the 2018 Philadelphia WritingWorkshop. As I said, it was my firsttime attending such an event so I really didn’t know what to expect. Of course, that’s when your brain starts toimagine all of the things that will go wrong. Well actually something did gowrong. I left my … Continue reading 2018 Philadelphia Writing Workshop
As of a few days ago, I stopped watching Last Man Standing. Which is a shame because it's hilarious. I can enjoy a good sitcom but I tend to look at anything I watch from a writer's POV. It drives Big Brother crazy but he understands why. One of the daughters, Eve has become absolutely unlikable. … Continue reading Musing 11/7/18 – Likability in Your Characters.
...Or, "If I can do it the hard way, why can't you?" I know it's been awhile since I posted here. But it's been one of those, life gets in the way, kind of years. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you'll know I was downsized from my job of ten years in … Continue reading Musing 11/5/18 ~ Follow the Rules!
I mentioned on Facebook that I received a grant that would enable to attend the The 2018 Philadelphia Writer's Workshop. Gunslinger Witch is what I presented to them. I love all of my works but this one is special because it is unlike anything else I've written in the past. I'm hoping to be able … Continue reading Individual Artist Grant