Monthly Archives: December 2010

A deadline is a terrible thing to waste

Working for a weekly newspaper, I’m lucky to have a weekly deadline, though it seems that those Tuesday nights are every bit as stressful as every night in a traditional newsroom. Over the course of my career, I’ve been challenged … Continue reading

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Hello, novel, my old friend (part II)

Last night, I did it. I lit some candles, turned up my favorite Sirius channel and cuddled up on the sofa in front of my Christmas tree with my laptop to work on The Novel. For nearly five hours, my … Continue reading

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Story Snippets, No. 6

“The cowboys didn’t take to the hippies too much. … So the first thing I did was head to the rodeo and hug out with the rodeo clowns.” NMM

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Bookworm: Books that have changed me.

Ever since I recited P.D. Eastman’s “Go, Dog, Go!” back to my mother at age 3, I’ve been an obsessive reader. (Fact: For years, I thought “Go, Dogs, Go!” was written by my other beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss.) I’ve read lots of … Continue reading

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