Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

Book Excerpts

April 22, 2011 by


Please put an excerpt from your book on your website. Let’s assume you may want me to buy your book. I’m looking around your website because I’d like to determine whether or not I want to buy your book. I can’t do that if you don’t show me how you write. Since I began writing under […]

Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Masterpiece

April 19, 2011 by


I grieve that I was yet to be born in 1972, when “Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943-1954 by Jeffrey Cartwright” was published. It was, as my father told me when he gave me his paperback copy, an under-appreciated masterpiece of American literature. I have since formed the opinion that its […]

Pithy & Intelligent Blog Post I Promised to You, My Dear Readers.

April 19, 2011 by


Muh bluh bluh bluh muh. SORRY My main character is gone a wee bit batty (per schedule) but I’m trying to get exactly the tone I want for each chapter. I will be back soon, I promise to you. In the meanwhiletime, here is a (NSFW) video I don’t understand. It’s AMAZING

Blueberry Pancake Cookies (Vegetarian)

April 16, 2011 by


A little something I had in reserve. I’m puzzling out some difficult chapters today. Pertinent discussion will resume on Monday. Sorry for the lapse! … Don’t even ask how I came up with this. It is a long and convoluted story, one which involves a lot of crazy ramblings and knowledge I gleaned from Little […]

Overwrought & Overwritten

April 11, 2011 by


I believe writers are being confused. Not on purpose, of course — I don’t think anyone in the industry is trying to give bad advice to amateur authors. But I do see professionals giving advice that suggests overwrought prose is a result of editing too much. There is such a thing as overwrought and overwritten […]

Sly Like a Fox: The Story of How I Came to be Seven Years Old and Sloshed

April 8, 2011 by


My dad was the Best Dad Ever. He collected electric guitars and played like a pro. He wore red All-Stars and cowboy boots and bomber jackets. He lived in the Lower East Side. His apartment had bare brick, Balinese masks and a cow skull. He used to run my sharp little-girl nails over the thick […]

Guess the Film, Win a Prize (Hints in Post)

April 7, 2011 by


Drawing for prizes will take place on May 1st. Please note that there are so few entries, the next SIX people who get the answer right are guaranteed a prize. … I’m not kidding when I said I’d give you a prize if you told me the name of the film that produced this still: […]