2 Librarians walk into a Bar…

Played a very fun Board Game last night! You read a card w/ the “First Line” of a famous book & try to guess the title or author. It’s harder than you might think. And a good reminder of the importance of a story’s first lines. It also taught me to “Beware of Librarians Bearing…

Another set of eyes

I’m starting to meet fellow writers to read each others work in progress. It’s good to get a different perspective.  

Inspiration

Went to my very first California Writers Club meeting. I didn’t know it was founded by Jack London. A very inspiring and supportive group of fellow writers…

“I live my daydreams in music.”

My next Emerson Mystery is taking shape. An up and coming jazz musician has gone missing. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music…” ~ Einstein

My Old Friend 3:33am…

…We meet again. Why do I wake up to you on so many mornings? Why you, why not any other time? Are you my unconscious reminding me to seize the moment and write down random story ideas, or dreams that I may forget once I am fully awake? Thank you?

This is Really Happening

I found an Editor to work on the first three stories in my series of Detective Mysteries, narrated by a SF Missing Person’s Detective. On her excellent suggestion, I will be packaging these “novellas” three to a book. Each is a stand alone story, beginning in San Francisco, then taking the reader to wherever the…

A Day of Rest

Forming new habits as I begin this new chapter, I’m starting every day doing a “free writing exercise” for 30 min. No rewriting, no censoring, just letting it flow. And, making one day a week a “Day of Rest”. No writing on works in progress. No research. Not being in pursuit of anything To my…

Ode to a Typewriter

  Oh, manual typewriters… With names like “Aristocrat” “Olympia Splendid” and”Quiet De Luxe”. You remind me of a simpler, if louder, time. I’m grateful for all things tech, but, some of the romance is definitely missing.