Wednesday Wanderings

So I’ve been watching the CW’s fantasy series, The Outpost.  I don’t know that I would have even known it existed, except that Dean Devlin – from Leverage – is one of the producers.  That’s also what pushed me over the edge to turn it on, bes…

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Birthday Blues

So…. Birthday today. Forty…something. Another year of cheating death. Another year older. (Muse: And uglier, don’t forget that.) Yup. Sorry for the misleading title. My mood isn’t blue as much as it is reflective. Thinking back over the past year and where I stand, writing-wise. On the upside, I entered the SPFBO (written about in … Continue reading Birthday Blues

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Song Styles

This is not a writerly song, but it is definitely a human song.I think most women – and probably a lot of gentlemen – have felt like this every now and again.Bad Body Double – Imogen Heap

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Wednesday Wanderings

I watched the pilot for AMC’s Lodge 49 this weekend in the hopes of finding a new show.  I managed to get through it, but I don’t think I can stand to give it another episode, because the main character is a certain type that I find particularly i…

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Songs Style

The traditional musician and the writer in me meet when it comes to songs that tell a story.  All good songs do, to some extent, but most are a vignette:  a snapshot in the middle of (implied) backstory and perhaps resolution.  This is p…

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Wednesday Wanderings

One of the unexpected side benefits of entering the culinary field has been that I’ve become more aware of my creative tastes, what I like to do – not just food, but with fiction and even music.  (Since this is a writer blog, though, I’ll focus on…

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Song Styles

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with two songs that offer somewhat different takes on the same theme:No Roots – Alice MertonLone Ranger – Rachel PlattenAs is my wont, I’ve turned these songs over in search of characters I can connect them to … and come up…

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Wednesday Wanderings

Recently, I posted a roundup of some of the best review comments I got for Scylla and Charybdis.  In the interests of balance, I felt I should post my favorite negative comment.  Here it is:That said, apart from a few too many descriptions of…

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Song Styles

Preparing for a wedding in October where the bride requested Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah for walking down the aisle – just for her specifically, so I’ll be playing the Irish tune “Southwind” for the bridal party and then switching when she and her fathe…

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