For the love of writing

I miss my book club. A lot of people I know like to write and love to read. But there is something special about those who make time for it on the one free day of the week. My home town was a fairly culturally-active place. I have been missing that sense of intellectual stimulationContinue reading “For the love of writing”

An Interview with author Hy Conrad of Rally ‘Round the Corpse

About the author: Best known for his work in mysteries, Hy was one of the original writers for the groundbreaking series, Monk.  He worked on the show for all eight seasons, the final two as Co-Executive Producer, and received three Edgar Nominations from the Mystery Writers of America for “Best TV Episode.” In a related project, Hy wasContinue reading “An Interview with author Hy Conrad of Rally ‘Round the Corpse”

Guest Post: Dr. Lesley Phillips (author of The Midas Tree)

Today I’d like to welcome to my blog an author, Dr. Lesley Phillips, who has been kind enough to write a really great article for us on writing! Dr. Lesley Phillips is a speaker, author, workshop leader, spiritual and meditation teacher based in Vancouver BC, Canada. She is the author of the book “The Midas Tree,”Continue reading “Guest Post: Dr. Lesley Phillips (author of The Midas Tree)”

Characters or Plot?

Musing Mondays is a meme hosted at MizB’s Should Be Reading. This week’s musing asks: Do you prefer character-driven stories or plot-driven stories? I always get more involved in a book that has good, engaging characters. But I also don’t like books where you can’t make head or tail of what’s going on, or worse,Continue reading “Characters or Plot?”

Authors I would DIE to meet!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new Top Ten list complete with one bloggers’ answers.Everyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own post! This week’s topic: TopContinue reading “Authors I would DIE to meet!”

Writing about Writing about writing!

Hasn’t every writer written sometime or another, about writing itself. You know, like the art. Like Elmore Leonard, for instance (whom I only know as the guy Stephen King called “the great American writer”), in his Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing: Easy on the Adverbs, Exclamation Points and Especially Hooptedoodle (I wasn’t keen onContinue reading “Writing about Writing about writing!”

Peskipiksi Pesternomi!

So many people have asked me what the hell my blog address is about! I say it’s a very long story. That’s how I avoid sessions of uncomfortable small talk. There is better place to talk about my blog address than in person. Good guess, here I go! Peskipiksi Pesternomi is a spell that GilderoyContinue reading “Peskipiksi Pesternomi!”