Month: September 2011

Thursday Reviews: Jennifer Government by Max Barry

Jennifer Government by Max Barry My rating: 3 of 5 stars If McDonalds ruled the world: it would look like this book. Or, rather, if Nike owned the world. The Low-Down Dirty:Welcome to the not-so-far-away future, where everyone is identified by the company they… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews: Jennifer Government by Max Barry”

A Late Post of Accountability

It’s Wednesday! Which really means not much except: get through it. However, even though I’m not keeping up with the mentor posting and, instead, am focusing on my own writing…means I still need to keep up with the posts of accountability. So, here’s what… Continue Reading “A Late Post of Accountability”

Difficult Decision!

Hey guys, I’m afraid that this’ll be my last post for a while. I do have a few already scheduled to go up down the line…but after some heavy consideration, I’ve decided that I need to spend more time on my writerly writing. As… Continue Reading “Difficult Decision!”

Hang-up Awareness

After an interesting bout during a critique meeting, a few of my writers group buddies and I discussed our hang-ups in fiction. Basically, we asked ourselves: during a critique is there anything that you, personally, cannot get past or overlook in another writer’s submission – and… Continue Reading “Hang-up Awareness”

Thursday Reviews!: Plum Island by Nelson DeMille

Plum Island by Nelson DeMille My rating: 3 of 5 stars Ah…sarcastic narrators. This book’s got one. “I gripped my right ear and twisted, which is how I tune out idiots.” Unfortunately, it’s apparent that everyone except John Corey (our fearless, convalescing-from-getting-shot-on-the-job narrator/hero) is… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: Plum Island by Nelson DeMille”

Tuesday Post of Accountability! Writing! Yeah!

Ah, Tuesday. Time to be held accountable. Here’s what I was up to: 1. Writing. Woo-whee! Finished a chapter and am half through another, for a grand total of twenty-odd pages this past week. Since I figured out the schedule that I need to… Continue Reading “Tuesday Post of Accountability! Writing! Yeah!”

Answering Questions with Questions

Perhaps you noticed in the introductory post on Atwood, during her interview with Bill Moyers, that Atwood answers a lot of questions with more questions. Moyers asks something like “Are the myths true?” and Atwood answers something like “What is true?” The interviews with… Continue Reading “Answering Questions with Questions”

Mentors Coming Along Right When You Need Them

Happy September everyone! With this new month comes a new mentor: Margaret Atwood. In all honesty, I picked Atwood because my dear, dear friend Deb LOVES her. Before last month I had not read word one of Atwood, so I was going completely based on… Continue Reading “Mentors Coming Along Right When You Need Them”

Legacies and Jack Kerouac

Today, we say farewell to Jack Kerouac as a mentor. (“Farewell, Jack!”) However, just because we have to say goodbye doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to explore Kerouac’s legacy. If you’re a writer (and if you’re reading this, I bet that you are… Continue Reading “Legacies and Jack Kerouac”

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