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Category Archives: writing lessons

How not to write a sex scene.

Here’s the real truth about writing. Eventually your brain says, “I’m not working very well anymore. I need a break.” But you don’t listen, because you have your own personal deadline, and you’re going to keep it… I sent The Thing About Weres into my patient editor without a love scene. In my email, I admitted that it […]

The Shower

It used to be I couldn’t take a shower without someone banging on the bathroom door. Even getting out of our shower was complicated–I had to knock on the acrylic glass door to give the snoozing short fat black dog a heads-up before pushing it open. My kids are grown. My dog can’t climb the stairs anymore. I […]

Oh hell.

This was my life, post-cricket, on Thursday. This is 1:42 p.m. It took 2 minutes to saw through the bubble wrap on the package to reveal the annotated copy of Hedi Book 2 and THE NOTES. This is my life after getting past the first two paragraphs on THE NOTES. Somehow I made it to the couch but […]