Let's Pause for a Moment of Clarity (the good, the bad, and the BS a la "Entourage")

Sunday Fun: Inkygirl's Unhappy Muse

National Book Awards @ 60

The Trigger-Happy Writer

After the Party (Go with God, Dominick Dunne.)

Mark Twain on the particulars of the general readership

Woo, hoo! Free Resource on Writing Queries

Back to school (one writer's education and a few good resources for lifelong learning)

You Had Me at Hell, No:A Writer's Guide to Boundaries

A Loving Observer (the photography of Eudora Welty)

Oh, Behaaave, You Characters!

In space and in story, there's no such thing as nothing

Backstory Breadcrumbs

Come up and see me some time (Edna's visit to the nuthouse = great lesson on backstory)

Tech Alert: Free Open Office Productivity Suite

Sometimes I just need a moment of meditation (or a very tall building)

Rant of the Moment: Eyes on Your Own Homework!

Chasing Sound (Go with God, Les Paul.)

Happy B-day, Alfred!

Never underestimate the power (Obama awards Ambassador Nancy Brinker the Medal of Freedom)

In Praise of Slow Cooking

Hey! I hear exclamation points are back! (The Vegas showgirl of punctuation marks!)

Free Summer Read from Colleen

Christoph Rehage takes the longest way (and now you know what it feels like to write a memoir)

Weekly Quote: Thompson on Coming to Grips

"It seemed a romantic business..." (F. Scott Fitzgerald on the rise and fall of a "literary man")

Consider Your Deadline Merely a Suggestion? Consider This...

A Rant on a Review

The Universe is Calling (Are you screening or picking up?)

You'll Laugh, You'll Wince... You Might Even Recognize Yourself Here

How to Blow It