Who needs news when we have faces to read? Expressions drawn by Honore Daumier jump right off the page to make you smile, ponder or even cry. Here is a wonderful exhibit of Daumier’s drawings on “Reading,”: I love the dreamy image of the man on right. Visit the full Daumier Online Register for information on all of its exhibits. And from New York a … Continue reading Thursday Night Art Crawl: Read Not the News!
Sorry folks, I’m from the South and proud of my y’alls and my several-syllable pronunciations of single-syllable words. When the word police complain about dialect in writing, I have to ignore them. Like the food police, I think they lose me when they deny our regional individuality. Still, dialect can be tricky. a writer peer once said that she believed written dialect always made the … Continue reading Talkin’ Dialect
As an author, I pride myself on writing clean prose, but I can’t say the same about keeping up my writing space since Distortion found its publisher. Seems my writing life needs more time and my already-stretched days yield less time for organization. Today that’s finished. Writer mess, find another patsy! Here are 4 steps I’m following to prevent writer chaos: 1) Fresh words: Start … Continue reading Um, Four Steps to Author Sanity … maybe?
Day 3 of the I-Wish-I-Was-at-Bouchercon-Party It’s late in the day since I had to unexpectedly go into work early, but our virtual con must go on. To start off the evening, I put a happy hour toast and some other environmental conference notes at The Absolute Write Mystery Room’s Party Thread. And now to our very special editor interview. Imagine that you have scheduled a … Continue reading Editor Interview with Mari Farthing