Category Archives: Writing

The Stories In the Wine, Part III.

See “Stories in the Wine,” and “Stories in the Wine, Part II.” Jenna switched the channel yet again. CNN to MSNBC to the broadcast networks, cycling through them obsessively. The only one she skipped was Fox News, out of habit … Continue reading

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We’ll see how this goes.

I have decided to rewrite my NaNoWriMo project. (If nothing else, this gives me a plausible reason to hang out in Starbucks, like I did during November.) I think the scenario I have laid out raises some interesting questions* that … Continue reading

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Done!

    November is National Novel Writing Month. Individuals pledge to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Election (yes, I know it’s not a new title but you can’t copyright a title) is about a woman who talks … Continue reading

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Whiny, navel-gazing post of the month.

I have been re-reading a bunch of my posts. I think I have a “voice,” but I also think the voice tends to be over-serious, humorless, and somewhat presumptuous. I know there are political blogs out there, and personal blogs … Continue reading

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The stories in the wine, II

[The Stories in the Wine, here.] (The Rocket Scientist and I went on a Segway tour of Healdsburg a few weeks back, and brought back a couple of bottles of wine, and here are their stories.  Maybe because it is … Continue reading

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The stories in the wine.

In Lisbon, there is a Institute of Port Wine ( Instituto do Vinho do Porto).  You can sit in comfortable chairs and taste different types or ports — drinking glasses of ports that are far more expensive than what you could … Continue reading

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One of my stories.

“We were somewhere outside of Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”  This is the opening line of Hunter S. Thompson’s Gonzo journalism epic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  What is the … Continue reading

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Writing.

I did not blog about Christmas (which was good, more or less) or New Year’s. I made no new resolutions: I have made little headway on those I made for 2011, so I until that happens, I am not going … Continue reading

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End of the month tally.

I did not make the fifty thousand words. It’s a shame really — but I resisted the temptation to go back and edit former posts to make them longer.  I suppose that if I had chosen to do so last … Continue reading

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The 50K challenge (a.k.a., NaNoWriMo for attentionally challenged bloggers)

If you are paralyzed by a voice in your head It’s the standing still that should be scaring you instead Go on, and do it anyway “Do It Anyway,” The Ben Folds Five So, I have been trying to do … Continue reading

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I’m still here.

It’s been a long time (okay, two months), since I wrote with any regularity.  I am hoping to change that. I have been working, which takes up some time, and I have been writing other things, which takes up more. … Continue reading

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Storytelling.

I am working on two different yet similar writing projects currently. They present me with a dilemma. Each of these pieces require me to tell my life story.  They will be for different audiences, and therefore will have different emphases, … Continue reading

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Today’s automatic-writing query

Spontaneously generated during a slow spell in tonight’s trivia game: Why do people hate Comic Sans so much? I think it’s cute.  Does that say something disturbing about my character? Or at the very least my sense of taste?

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Not a lot of people read the blog. Therefore there have been no trolls and I have had nothing to moderate. However, I have permission be as ruthless as I need to be in the cause of blog civility here. … Continue reading

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