Category Archives: Writing

Empire & Great Jones 100-Word Challenge

Empire & Great Jones 100-Word Challenge.   Empire & Great Jones 100-Word Challenge The challenge is simple: Post a 100-word story or poemTry to hit exactly 100 words!You can post your writing as a comment on the Spark page (link at … Continue reading

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Pearls Before Swine

Years ago, I applied to Rivoli, a four-star restaurant in Albany, California.  Of course, I had delivered my résumé to several restaurants, but I was very interested in this job, as I had eaten there several times, and it was … Continue reading

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Jump! Another Bloghop

Dude, where have you been?  Busy.  I’ve been busy. Hey! Maybe a bloghop will light a fire under my ass. My friend Katie Stephens, made me do this.  It’s all her fault. Q: What am I working on? So many … Continue reading

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It’s a Bit Drafty in Here.

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.—William Faulkner …and dozens of authors who said something similar about rewriting being the name of the game. Rewriting is my least favorite part of the process.  I love the initial burst of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

New things coming soon.  Changes in my plans, changes in my blog, possibly even changes in my skivvies. Thanks for following and stay tuned.  I’ll be in touch by the end of the week, if not sooner. Enjoy the song … Continue reading

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NaNo…No…No…Okay. Why Not?

So, I decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year, because my optimism and reality really should finally meet up and have a cup of coffee. The idea is to write at least 50,000 words in one month.  That’s 1666.66666667 words … Continue reading

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I Talk Too Much

I’m back.  I think.  I hope. But during my short sabbatical, I’ve managed to keep busy, writing, reading, and working like a mofo. Also, I finally got around to recording some stories to post for those who want to hear … Continue reading

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Stop Me if You Think You’ve Heard This One Before.

Hello again.  I realized today that I never told y’all about the fun interview with Paul Hamilton a few weeks back. Paul is doing several interviews in an Aspiring Author Series, and I had the pleasure to be at the … Continue reading

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More Short Shorts.

Okay, just one.  I’m quite fluish today, and need to get to sleep and get up tomorrow and find just the right balance of coffee and cough syrup to get through a long day at work. Please enjoy another installment … Continue reading

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Remember When Nothing Happened?

  It’s been a helluva week, so I’m sorry that I haven’t had time to respond to your thoughtful and thorough replies to my question last week.  I did read every one and will get back to you soon.  I … Continue reading

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