Monthly Archives: October 2009

BIG Books – High concept?

Literary agent Kristin Nelson has sparked a debate among writers this week over her blog lament on the desire of publishers for ‘big’ books. With the economy still on an uphill climb, it’s understandable publishers are being more cautious, but … Continue reading

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White House Photos

Sadly, I missed the tour of the Library of Congress on my recent trip to D.C., but did get to do the White House Garden tour. I’ve done so much research on the White House, presidents, and presidential children in … Continue reading

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Show, Don’t Tell

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ~Anton Chekhov Chekhov’s elegant phrasing is a good way to begin to understand the writer’s adage of ‘Show, Don’t Tell’. Several writer friends agreed … Continue reading

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Guest Blogging – Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Batman

It was a blast to participate in writer Chelsea Campbell’s guest event on her blog debating who is better-Pirates, Ninjas, or Batman. Until I started answering her questions, I had forgotten how much I loved the Batman television show. In … Continue reading

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The Peryton Wins!

My kids chose the peryton as the winner of the contest, though there was much debate about it versus the dragon and the abatwa. Congratulations, Arissa!

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Unintentional Halloween Costumes – Burrito Cat

If you are overwhelmed by coming up with the perfect Halloween costume, take inspiration from these LOLCATZ pictures. I particularly like Burrito Cat.

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