My Tangled Character…and It’s Not Who You Think

The other night, my mother came over to see my daughter. My little one had been having major allergy problems thanks to the schizophrenic Missouri weather, and my mom has to check on her sick grandbabies. After my mom’s usual Nana-kisses routine, she settled on the floor with my daughter, who was watching Tangled. (A […]

Outlines, Synopses and Plots…Oh My!

I’ll be honest. My writing process isn’t for the faint of heart. Or probably even the sane. I am not just a plotter but a Super Plotter. For most people, that would rank right up there with flying monkeys. In my last post on my endeavors to write my synopsis (Synopses: Love the Burn) for […]

Best iPad App For Word.

Best iPad App For Word. I have been looking for months to find an iPad Word app that would actually let me use my Microsoft Word documents to their fullest extent–including tracking changes. And it finally happened! According to this article it is Office² HD by by Byte². It is compatible with  Google Docs, DropBox […]

Synopses: Love the Burn

Writing synopses sucks! There is no two ways about it. They are evil little Gremlins that live to make you feel stupid and your family to wonder if you PMSing or going through “the change.” A synopsis is, according good old Merriam-Webster, “a condensed statement or outline.” Sounds simple enough, right? Ha! Write one. Within […]

Determination: Potty-training and Plotting

That’s me: a rhinoceros with a dream. Well, two really. The past six weeks I’ve had two momentous projects: potty-training and plotting. Neither task is for the faint of heart. Both require blood, sweat and tears to see through. In a previous post I mentioned how my daughter, at seventeen months, signaled she was ready […]

Wednesday Picks for Your Wee-Ones and Not So Wee-Ones

This week’s (or month’s since that is really how often I actually do one of these) selection is short: only one. I’ve take a break from my children’s writing and have started an adult novel project, so I’m not swimming in children’s fiction like I normally am. Here’s the only but the goody. Drum roll, […]

Wednesday Picks for Your Wee-ones and Not So Wee-ones

It’s long over due, but here’s my next round of children’s reading picks for this week. Author: Ken Baker  Illustrator: Christopher Santoro Ages: 3-7 Formats: Hardcover & Kindle        Published:  Two Lions (Amazon) Amazon  Barnes & Nobel This is my number one favorite book right now. If I could, I would a wear an Old MacDonald […]

Death by Potty

Potty training is going to kill my creativity. Straight. To the point. I don’t have the will or the ability to invent a witty or grand metaphor to covey it this morning. It’s murder. Plain and simple. And it’s already begun. I had been planning to get my daughter a potty training chair when she […]

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