The Perils of Diva-dom

Happy Duke Ellington's Birthday

A Laser-Like Focus

What a tangled web we weave (or at least we try)

The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney

Hemingway memoir promises to be strange indeed

Having a "wish I'd written that" moment

Are all writers killers at heart?

What the Story Knows That the Author Doesn't

So Not the Drama


"It's a great life if you don't weaken."

The Wobblies

No one belongs here more than you

Do ya feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya?

Support our troops' wives: Staying Home is a Killer

"Life on this planet was a crock." Go with God, Vonnegut

The First Audience

Happy Anne Lamott's birthday!

Thoughts on Characterization

Thoughts on a rainy Easter morning

Valerie Frankel: mother daughter Easter basket book blitz

Dance Salad and our never ending quest for 'get it'

The Writer as Artiste

My mom's book on Fort Peck Dam boom towns

For All of You Kvetching that You're Too Old to Make It

The Siren Call of Hysterical Self-Promotion