Friday Finds #writetips #fiction #qotd

Ciao, amici! How was your week? Mine was a mixed bag. I started rolling out some new features on my blog and hope to continue that next week. Every day, Monday through Friday, now has a theme, though I'm willing to preempt days (primarily Tuesdays) for promotions. I'm taking weekends off. No posting, no reading... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! How was your week? I'm sorry to say mine was less than productive. I seem to have hit that mid-winter wall where doing anything requiring more effort than pouring a cup of coffee doesn't seem worth it. In fact, there are days I even wonder whether I should make coffee. Shocking, right? Never... Continue Reading →

Huck Finn’s Anniversary

Ciao, amici! As I was clearing out email this morning, I came across this bit of information: today is Huck Finn's anniversary. More accurately, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was first published on February 18, 1885. (This link is to a Kindle version that costs 49¢ and has 13 stories in it---a steal,... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Did you ever use a thesaurus to come up with a better word? Stephen King says, "Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule." Seems to me Mark Twain would disagree. I don't want the lightning bug. I want the lightning. My words could... Continue Reading →

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