Just what it says on the box: reviews of some newer releases and older films.
All of a sudden, I keep reading, seemingly out of nowhere, the word quirk or quirked to describe how people smile or even lift an eyebrow. I *think* these writers mean a small, quick, half smile, but the word quirk doesn't give me a physical reference, so I am making this up. I should add, … Continue reading Quirks of language
Notes on writing related things like genre and not doing research but something else.
You know how it is, no sooner than you update the writing situation, and bid a fond adieu to September and bam, October announces itself with a story acceptance. A few posts ago I wrote about two short stories I was having a bit of a time placing in publications. This is because these two … Continue reading The way it is
On the writing front September has been productive. I have written new poems and sent them on their ways to be considered for publication. I have made progress on short stories, and had helpful feedback from a few different editors who have also sent tips of where to send my writing next. So onward. The … Continue reading Farewell September
On getting useful writing feedback
There's a story I have been writing and rewriting for years. It was a result of a kind of fracture in a longer project I was working on. I abandoned the project in favour of this little story, because it is more interesting, and I am (still) trying to get it right. I thought for … Continue reading Writing alchemy
On knowing when something is finished, and ultimately, where it comes from.
Another selection from the Spam Files.
Yet another piece of personal poetry news...and a cat.