Mortification Monday

Warning! This is a sad one. July 17, 1993 Dear Diary, It started off as any day except no writer's camp. I stayed home. Mu mom had been up with my dog all night. He was having problems. My mom called the vet and made an appointment. I let my dog Baron outside for a … Continue reading Mortification Monday

Inspiration Playlist Volume 1, Track 8 “Beast and Dragon, Adored”

Today's inspirational track comes from the band Spoon, off their appropriately titled album Gimme Fiction.When I listen to "Beast and Dragon, Adored," I am reminded about what it's like to return to my WIP after I've been away for awhile. I opted to take the last half of December off writing to let my story marinate … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 1, Track 8 “Beast and Dragon, Adored”

Bad Poetry Friday

Note: this is a blatant rip off of Elizabeth Bartlett's "Charlotte, her book" but I still love this one to pieces.   Untitled (1996) My  name is Danielle sometimes people call me Char or Danielle or Danny depending on whom I'm with and once at camp I showed everyone my fanny   I eat half-cold suppers and … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday

Wednesday roundup

It's winter break ya'll and I'm on vacation. And by vacation I mean sleeping in my childhood bedroom, fighting with my sister, and reverting to my 17-year-old self. In light of anything profound, here are some things you might like to peruse: Sean Beaudoin (You Killed Wesley Paine)   Tells you how not to get published. … Continue reading Wednesday roundup

Mortification Monday

We're going back in time to the summer of 1993 when I was Writer's Camp. I never said my writing was good. July 12th, 1993  I awoke early. 5:59 a.m. Excited. Anxious. Nervous. Face it, I was having second thought about writer's camp. Thoughts and questions rolled through my head. Would I know anybody? What … Continue reading Mortification Monday

The importance of keeping a journal

I'm not good at keeping track of things. Nor am I good at saving my stuff. I'm not a hoarder, I'm a purger. But somehow, after countless moves and new cities and well, life in general, I still have all of my childhood journals. Well, not all. There are a few that disappeared along the … Continue reading The importance of keeping a journal

Mortification Monday

3-17-1994 Dear Diary, Let's start with Monday. I had a softball game. Tues- my sister had a softball game. I stayed home and did homework. I read and watched TV, Wed- I acolyted. I hate it and couldn't get the candle in. Today is St. Patrick's Day. We went to Arrigotos for dinner. Two girls asked me … Continue reading Mortification Monday

Inspiration Playlist Volume 1, Track 7 “Fiction”

Today's inspirational selection comes from the English indie band XX off their new album  Coexist. It's not necessarily about writing, but about creation and the melody is rather haunting, making this song one of my preferred songs to write to. Actually both of their albums, Coexist and XX are perfect and moody for those introspective scenes in your manuscript. Fiction, when … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 1, Track 7 “Fiction”

Bad Poetry Friday

* I feel like I should note that this is not about an actual one night stand but about a guy I met a Disney World when I was 16 and on a youth group retreat. I think the only action I got was sitting next to him on the Haunted Mansion ride. Untitled (1997) One … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday