Category Archives: writing

Down “Write” Funny – Where Do Babies Come From?

  Writers refer to their WIPs as “babies.” I mailed my baby out today. I sold my baby! An agent told me my baby was ugly. If you’re a writer, you understood every single one of those sentences. If not, … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Cleaning Out the Pyramids

So, since the decision to make the big move, I’ve been rampaging through my closets and tossing anything that doesn’t make the “Do I really want to pack this?” cut. This has resulted in six trips so far donating bags … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Opportunity Knocks

How often does Opportunity knock? Real. Tangible. Life-changing Opportunity? Once. Twice. At least. A dozen times if you’re lucky. What is Opportunity? In the writing community it could be The Call. A multi-book contract. An agent offers rep. NYT Bestseller! In … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Brain Storm

Take a look at this picture: Isn’t it awesome? Brilliant? Awe inspiring? Hubby and I had gone for a walk the other night and then rewarded ourselves at Dairy Queen by eating three times the amount of calories burned. When … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – #WIPcrack Wednesday – Life Support

So, I’ve been gone. We covered that. Move along. I’m not one to go too deep or personal, so let’s just say life happened while my writing sat patiently and waited, and now I’m back. Plus, I am surrounded by … Continue reading

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The Return of Whoopie Wednesday

*Vigorously shakes dust bunnies off the blog* I’m gonna give this another go, folks. Best to ease into it, so I’ll start simple and return to my roots. Whoopies! (And, of course, Writing, so stay tuned!) But first, we’ll start with the return … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Mentorship

So, I fancy myself a bit of a mentor. *snort* Okay, so I blow a lot of smoke out of my cake-hole and pretend it’s important manna from writing heaven. It’s called fake confidence. I have loads of it. If … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Here Comes the Judge!

I’m a mama bear. Definition: Shit on me all you want. I have broad shoulders and I know how to flush. However, shit on my spawn, and we got problems, buddy. This is what happened. Gazelle Girl works out at … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – So 2013 wasn’t The Year

So 2013 wasn’t The Year. Wasn’t My Year. Oh. Well. That doesn’t mean I’ve quit. (It may mean I’ve been lazy, but this isn’t a confessional, so blah.) I had a lot of bright, shiny moments in 2013 that kept … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – How Does Band Compare to Writing?

So I’m trapped at yet another one of my spawn’s high school required viewing events. This time, it’s a band concert. I’m scrunched into an auditorium chair clearly built for teenage bodies, playing with my phone like every other parent, … Continue reading

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