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Happy Halloween Everybody! April Line Writing is closed for the holiday. Stay tuned for a dozen excellent blog posts about life as a weird mom and writer, and thoughts on participating in National Novel Writing Month next week.
It’s a little early for New Year’s thinking, but I find myself in a place of reflection, and with the desire to re-examine where I want to land. I’ve been doing some reading along these lines: things about how to run my freelance business better, how to get writing work from writing for free, etc. […]
We have fish tanks. We have one 30-gallon tank, and a smaller tank that gets its inhabitants today. These little fellas: I understand that keeping a shrimp tank is kind of trendy right now in Asia, and the Fish Tank Proprietor (henceforth FTP) in our house is kind of into (read wild crazy full of […]
When I was a teenager and young adult, my dad took care of my car stuff. He helped me with house stuff, too, when I lived near him. Then I got a car that was too new for him to work on, but I worked at a car dealership, so I was pretty sure the […]
It’s so rare that I watch two recent movies in the same week. Due to my self-inflicted (for a large part) media deprivation as a young person, I spend a lot of time playing catch up on movies and TV that other people have already seen. We went to see The Thing. Then we watched […]
Modern Living is the song my old friend wrote. He recorded it with this North Hampton, MA band. Plus, I like their album art. *ahem, that’s Northampton (Thanks Robin).
Dear Bueraucratic Bitchasses (hereinafter B.B.A.s), Maybe you remember me. I am that woman for whom life has been slightly difficult, but who is doing her best. I am that girl who didn’t procure a state-funded abortion and has spent a cumulative total of 2 of her daughter’s six years utilizing any sort of state- or […]
When I was a teenager, I looked like this: I also really liked Kevin Smith’s movies. All of them. Especially Dogma and Chasing Amy. When I was in college, I looked like this: I still liked Dogma, but I viewed his other work as pedestrian and masturbatory. I was over the adolescent humor. When I […]
As adults, we have odd relationships with our parents. Few others have the power to reduce our wearied and wizened adult selves to the simpering, angry, victimized fifteen-year-olds we once were. I have such a relationship with my mom, who is so fearful of confrontation that she would not even confront me when I was […]
Jane Friedman is a great blogger, here’s a link to a really good one for fiction writers. http://janefriedman.com/2011/10/17/the-story-bible/