"The first eight drafts are terrible." --Malcolm Gladwell
I've been lucky enough to get in quite a bit of reading time this year. Many of the books I've read were good, but here are my ten favorites. These are in no particular order: Big Little Lies, by Lianne Moriarty. If you haven't read any of Lianne's novels yet, do yourself a favor and … Continue reading The 10 Best Books I Read in 2015
My book is done! Halleluia! Pack up the babies and a nice bottle of the fizzy stuff. We’re going to Disney World, folks! OK, maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself. I ought to work on getting it published first, don’t you think? So for the last two weeks or so, I’ve been sewing … Continue reading Dear Agent: A Limerick
Here's one from James Joyce to start your Tuesday! "I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality." James Joyce So that was his angle!
Where else can you find opening lines like these ones from my writing idol, Joshilyn Jackson: From A Grown Up Kind of Pretty: I never would have known about the other Mosey Slocumb if Tyler Baines hadn't brought his mullet head and a chain saw over to murder my mom's willow tree. I wouldn't have … Continue reading This Is Why I Love Southern Fiction…