Watch this video and substitute the word “car” with “turkey”. This is what happened when my husband and I went to the grocery store Thanksgiving morning to pick up the fresh turkey we’d reserved the week before.
There is a happy ending to the story because they ended up giving us a free (frozen) turkey to make up for their mistake. Despite the turkey mishap, it was a very enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. Hope it was for everyone else too!… Read the rest
Saturday night I went to see David Wroblewski speak at an event hosted by Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Lighthouse Writers is a great writing organization located here in Denver. Along with hosting writer events like this one on a regular basis, they also offer a wide range of classes and workshops. I’ve taken three workshops from them in the past (two short story and one novel) and highly recommend them. They are run essentially the same way as my MFA program workshops and the creative writing workshops I took as an undergrad. Lighthouse Writers’ classes are first come first served until they fill up.… Read the rest
Halloween weekend I attended the Big Sur in the Rockies writing workshop organized by Andrea Brown of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and our local SCBWI. It was fantastic. Fantastic! And exactly what I needed for my writing at this moment in time. It was a weekend of total immersion in my work-in-progress. I got so lost in thinking about my story and characters that at one point, in casual conversation, someone referenced a big current event that was going on and I drew a complete blank about what they could be talking about (rhymes with “residential detection”).
The weekend workshop was modeled after the annual one that Andrea Brown runs in Big Sur, California.… Read the rest
In honor of Banned Books Week, here is a quiz. Be warned, the questions aren’t for the casual reader, but it covers some interesting book trivia. I scored a 7 out of 13 which I thought was decent considering I guessed on several. But along with my score came a snarky analysis that suggested I may be near-illiterate and probably am a fan of Sarah Palin. Ouch.… Read the rest
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