A few months ago, author Ethel Rohan (whose beautiful book Cut Through the Bone you all should buy), made a comment in her blog about her recent haircut. “I cut off most of my hair, twelve inches of length and a crazy amount in volume, and now have Flash hair.” (I love that phrase: “Flash hair.”) She … More Editing and haircuts
Ladies and gentlemen: behold the new website. There are still a few bits and bobs I plan to add in the coming weeks, like a couple more photo galleries, but say hello to the new and (I hope) improved website. Check out the new interactive photo menu on the main page, the new photos page, … More The future is now
I swear this isn’t going to be an annual thing, at least not that I’m planning for. But since the anniversary of this site is here, I’m going ahead and redesigning the site again. I’ve added so much content over the last year — loads of links, the NaNoWriMo page, photos galore — that I … More It’s the end of the blog as we know it: the Great Website Revamp of 2012
Ladies and gentleman, as of about 6:45 pm Pacific Time, I have topped 20,000 hits on this website. This is fantastic! And well-timed, because this coming week, I will be unveiling a wholly revamped website. Most of the main pages will remain, so the menues will function as usual, but I’ll be adding a few … More A new milestone for a new website!
For this exercise, I’m taking an old poem (which I don’t much like) and turning it into a piece of flash fiction (which I like only slightly better). After that: why I did it. A Long Distant Line I am reminded of my dad’s woolen Boy Scout blanket, fuzz balling across it like mold, laying … More A Writer’s Notebook: Poetry-to-prose revision
Are we re-alive? Re-animated? A zombie? Whatever the case, here we are, exactly one year after I migrated over to WordPress and expanded my blog to become a website, and now I’ve relaunched as–well, really, the same thing. Only cleaner, with better organization. My website has matured. And taken a shower and combed its hair. … More And we’re live (again)*
Just a quick post just for those who subscribe to the blog (since you soon won’t be able to see this post online): I’m shutting down the site for the big upgrade. I should go live again in a few hours, but I want to let people know what happened to the site.
So, apparently, we’re in the middle of something called “Bloggiesta,” a blog-renewal movement during which we all should revamp or upgrade our blogs. News to me, but the funny thing is, I was already planning to do just this.I was reviewing my website last week and realized that I switched over here from Blogger … More Bloggiesta por mi, thanks!
Today I’m offering three conversations about writing I’ve had with three different writer friends. The exchanges are a bit long, so I’ve divided this post into pages to help organize things. Check out the “table of contents” to skip to the section you’re interested in (but really, you want to read the whole thing). Why … More A Writer’s Notebook: writers talk writing
I’m in the midst of some frustrating revision right now–two stories giving me headaches and another taunting me from the shadows, though I did pull off a long but good revision of a novel excerpt last week–so this new post from Jamie Grove on revision hell is well timed. Wonder if Jamie actually saw my … More Another post from How Not To Write