Don't be fooled by the grim-faced picture. It was the only unblinking one. For me, words are worth a thousand pictures. I'm looking forward to saying hi to all of you.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Me at one of the Xmas parties I went to.

Gosh, I thought I looked way hotter in this dress that it appears in the picture. Oh, well. I'm here!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Register now for my online class, Emotions into Art

Plenty of TLC and personal attention given. Plus, the guest speaker is a literary agent.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Blizzard Report

The night sky is seething with snow moving in a crisscross current and casting smoky shadows on the snowbanks. Every few minutes, the wind slams white loaves of snow out of the trees as if the spirits are having a snowball fight. Ah, the joys of a blizzard when lentil soup is aboil in your chrockpot and you don't have to drive anywhere for at least two days!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Xmas

This year let there be peace in our hearts and in all the world.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Get him/her back!!

WRITING REVENGE: Don’t Get Mad, Get Even. Seeking poems, stories, essays, and memoir, serious or otherwise, about anyone who’s pissed you off so much you had to shame them by writing about them, for anthology to propose to publishers. Send attachments and/or questions to Carl Jenkinson and Stephen Powers: writingrevenge@gmail.com.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sign up now for my winter class, Emotions into Art: Jan. 12th-Feb. 16th

Emotions Into Art (online) How do writers make you laugh and cry? Designed for beginners and for those who would like to spike up their writing and gain mastery, this course begins by exploring emotion-packed fiction, short prose, and poems, to discover tips, tricks, and strategies for making the reader ache, cheer characters on, reach for the Kleenex, or hold their sides with laughter. You’ll learn about tone, hyperbole, understatement, pacing, implication, and more. Through stimulating writing exercises and short reading assignments, you are encouraged to find your own voice to create short writing (prose or poems) about yourself /and or fictional characters that grab the attention of both readers and editors. Guest Lecturer will be literary agent, Claire Gerus

What do you think of BLACK SWAN?

Forgive the pun, but this movie will keep you on your toes. There were moments I thought it was too Steven King-ish, not that I don't love his work as well, but I had liked it as a regular psychological thriller. But then I accepted it all, screaming covering my eyes, but spreading my fingers to peek so I wouldn't miss a thing. What we writers can learn from this is the art of reversals, that is, letting the reader think one thing is going to happen and then giving them something completely different. It's how you keep the pages being turned.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Guys You Just Have to Hug

The guy with the glasses is my husband, Bernie, the other is Evens Cange whom he's worked with for a number of years. They both are the kind of guys that tree huggers hug, dog lovers love, the understood and misunderstood love, and I love.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Little Italy in Boston

There I am, wearing a mauve sweater set and a butterfly belt. My husband is not the guy in the blue shirt leaning toward me, but the man in the blue shirt standing upright and apart. A body language expert could really dig into this. Actually, one of my best friends, Ann (wearing the scarf) was leaning on me and to get in the picture, her husband tilted too. Sounds like baloney with parmasagne, but please believe me.