Really, Pooks? Really?

Really, Pooks?  Really?

Really, Pooks? Really? Okay, first I was supposed to have a special advertising thing going on  which got cancelled for the second time because when the ad folks checked this morning, the book was not .99 on Amazon. WTHeckarooni? The first time it happened, I took the bullet. I decided that even though I had marked it down in my planner as ‘done’ I had somehow missed Amazon when I dropped the price everywhere. So I immediately...

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Chicago Library Seeks Hermione Granger

Chicago Library Seeks Hermione Granger

This would be Hermione Granger’s bliss. Chicago Library Seeks Help Transcribing Magical Manuscripts Three texts dealing with charms, spirits, and all other manners of magical practice are now accessible online “You don’t need a Ph.D to transcribe,” Christopher Fletcher, coordinator of the project and a fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, tells Smithsonian.com. “[The initiative] is a great way to allow the general public to...

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I’m invited to speak on my favorite subject: Writing With Passion*!

I’m invited to speak on my favorite subject: Writing With Passion*!

My apologies to subscribers who received notification of two password-protected blog entries earlier today. They will be part of my presentation in Tyler, TX next Saturday. Maybe I’ll open them up later if anybody is interested!   East Texas Writers Guild 14th Annual Summer Conference KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL WRITING Mystery, First Draft, Emotion, Drama, Humor Saturday, July 15  *  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Tyler Junior College – West Campus –...

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Five Hamlets Expanded

Five Hamlets Expanded

This post was created to supplement a writing workshop. “To be or not to be” From The Groundling’s Guide to Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Hilary J Kovar, Ph.D The status of Hamlet’s most famous speech is tricky.   If Hamlet knows (or even suspects) that Claudius and Polonius (or their agents) are spying on him, this is a monologue that pretends to be a soliloquy, and its representation of Hamlet’s “inner thoughts” is a matter of...

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Stobhach Gaelach and Soda Farls

Stobhach Gaelach and Soda Farls

  It’s a rare writer who doesn’t get seduced down many a research black hole in an effort to bring the very best story to her readers. And by black hole I mean information so fascinating, alarming, and/or delicious she just might keep clicking and reading and reading and clicking a teensy bit longer than the need for information might justify. And when food is involved? Yeah, count me guilty! Right now I’m doing final...

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