For those of you who missed it, PBS launched their Great American Read project on Tuesday. The project is an effort to find America's most loved novel, with a list of 100 possible candidates chosen from nationwide surveys. The only rules for inclusion on the list were that the novel had to be fiction, had to … Continue reading My Picks for The Great American Read
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Writing went well this week. I finished the month ahead of my word count goal, and though I know next week will be lower because of holiday activities, I'm hoping I can keep that same level of focus on my writing days and get July off to a strong start. I would also like to … Continue reading Odds & Ends 6/26-7/2
I'm feeling productive this week. The writing schedule was maintained, the grocery shopping got done, I puppy-sat yesterday, and I even exercised. (Okay, I did 5 squats with a six-pound dog on my shoulders, but still, I moved when I did not have to. It counts.) I'm starting to get into the new series Still Star-Crossed on … Continue reading Odds & Ends 6/5-6/11
I did it. I actually drafted a query letter this week. As I predicted in my last post, once I actually sat down to do it, it wasn't that painful. I just needed the space and the quiet for my mind to focus and commit to the task (and to run out of things to … Continue reading Odds and Ends 1/30-2/5
Feeling a bit nostalgic, I started watching A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix this week. As I did, it got me thinking about how much more screenwriters are giving themselves permission to use "on the nose" dialogue, often to great comedic effect. "On the nose" is a term used to describe dialogue that is overly … Continue reading On the Nose
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A pro/con list Rory Gilmore herself would be proud of!