A Lesson In What I Don’t Want

I hope the title, and the contents of this post, is not too off-putting when I say it’s about Diana Gabaldon’s visit here last week. It’s just that the simple fact is that as I read my notes from her reception and subsequent public presentation and viewing it in hindsight, I wasn’t left in awe or […]

Cleveland & The Muses

This spring, my little family (me, my mother, and my husband) took a day trip to Cleveland. We had tickets to hear the symphony perform Mozart’s Requiem. It had been my mother’s dream for many years to hear Cleveland’s symphony perform in the hallowed domain of Severance Hall. The hub known as University Circle is […]

A Love Letter to My Dream (2012)

Her heart tugged a little, like always, kissing her soulmate goodbye- for now, before slipping out the door.  Walking to the King Street station, the early autumnal fog clung to everything- the moisture of the Potomac making the old city grey. Her little Cole Haan’s clicked along as she tapped her SmartTrip and joined the […]

Fan Filter: Reader/Writer Involvement in Serialized Fiction

As I edge more and more into the world of ‘legitimate’ writing, should we like to think of published writing in such a way, I’m continuing to learn new things with each class, meeting, workshop, and encounter I have in the Writer’s World. One awareness I have uncovered and an experience I cherish comes from […]

These BONI Dreams, Under my Pillow: Day 7

The Ending. Has it been a day or a week? AM: Our last meal together. I was really cognizant that it was all ending today, so everything felt sad to me. A lot of these people I’ll never see again. If I’m lucky, I’ll see a few of them again some time, but who knows […]

BONI at the bar: Day 6

Unleashing authors into the night… AM: Tame-ish breakfast with Gretchen and Tracy this morning. We talked mostly about why we came here. Then I walked the garden before our last big class. Today’s theme was story purpose. So we looked at the beginning and end in our story, talked about settings, symbols, and using allegories […]

A BONI Day with Donald: Day 5

A day packed with Donald. It’s like visiting Mount Olympus. AM: I think we were all a bit zombified this morning. Breakfast sort of rolled by. I just remember there were pancakes today. (I told you the food was good- well the buffets at least.) For my part, I’m blaming The Babysitters Club across the […]