• Writing is…

    Writing is…

  • Secrets

    Secrets

    Blogisode I Lottie Writes Hi, I’m Lottie. That’s short for Charlotte. Like Charlotte’s Web. I know that was a dumb thing to say, but I don’t know how to start. You see, I want to be a writer. <<Lottie’s third grade classroom is configured in an L-shape with twenty desks in two rows of ten…

  • Life and Art

    Life and Art

  • Introducing the Blogisode

    Whew! Editing is hard work. Thursday I’m launching a blog series based on my story “Pollywogging.” The series will be titled, “Tales from a Suburban Childhood.” I have a million of these stories. Since there are very few outlets for publishing this type of fiction, I feel my blog is the best place for them.…

  • K.I.S.S.

    K.I.S.S.

    Every year I pick a Valentine Day song. Here it is.    

  • Charles Dickens February 7, 1812 – June 9,1870

    Charles Dickens February 7, 1812 – June 9,1870

    This is my favorite quote from Charles Dickens whose 204th birthday was this week.

  • Shut-Up and Write It!

    Shut-Up and Write It!

    DO NOT TALK  OR WRITE ABOUT YOUR CURRENT PROJECT Drop into any writing group online and there are numerous posts by writers saying things like, “Need help!”  “What do you think of this…” and “Is this ____ any good?” followed by a thousand or more words explaining their novel, short story, play, screenplay or any…

  • A Cyborg Twist on an Old Story

    A Cyborg Twist on an Old Story

    A story thrice told. Cinder is a story told many times over, but Melissa Meyers makes it fresh. I listened to the audio version of this book narrated by Rebecca Soler. She does Scarlett’s French accent so well…I’m getting a head of myself, though. She was my pick for narrator of the year. The story…