September 24, 2008

I understand that language is a living thing, subject to change as we humans use it. But in the last decade or so, it seems to me that proper grammar has gone the way of typewriters. I think it’s because of email. It’s become such an informal way communicate, that I receive requests for advice…

September 17, 2008

I had another entry ready to go, but just as I was about to post it, heard that the fabulous storyteller and writer, Coleen Salley had died. I knew she was sick, but in denial, prayed I’d see her again. If you were fortunate enough to have known, or even just met her, you know…

September 10, 2008

I’m not the most organized of folks. I try, I really do. And one thing that keeps/kept me from blogging on a schedule is that I really have this feeling that no one reads me. I’m not on anyone’s blog roll as far as I know, and though I get some lovely comments from the…

September 7, 2008

How cool is THIS?! Tyra Banks’ blogged about the signing I did at Books of Wonder. I blogged about it too, but I have a feeling her blog gets more hits, so it’s very cool! http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrainBurps

September 6, 2008

A young woman emailed me recently after being frustrated in her attempts to create great characters for a story she was writing. Her complaint was that everyone in her book seemed like they were made up, and of course even though that was true she didn’t want it to be so obvious! She wanted to…