We Interrupt This Blog for a Public Service Announcement

This is a PSA for backing up your computer files. We all know we should. Many of us don't. Maybe we have great plans for it, get started at it, then fall away. I was in that last category back in January when my computer started coughing up blood, fell on its face, convulsed for … Continue reading We Interrupt This Blog for a Public Service Announcement

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In for the Long Haul . . . Just Didn’t Realize How Looooooonnnnnnng

I date my wanting-to-be-a-writer revelation to 1977 when I was in seventh grade. If memory serves (and it may not) that was the year I had a writing assignment on what I wanted to be. I wrote two papers, actually, one on being a veterinarian and one on being a writer. This was because, being a writer-type, … Continue reading In for the Long Haul . . . Just Didn’t Realize How Looooooonnnnnnng

Writing Every Day . . . Or Not, As the Case May Be

"Remember, a writer writes, always." Wise words spoken by Larry, Billy Crystal's character in Throw Momma from the Train, the most realistic movie about writing ever. Well, maybe not the part about Hitchcockian swapping of murders. But the shot of Larry sitting at the typewriter (remember them?) trying to write but being distracted, cleaning his typewriter, … Continue reading Writing Every Day . . . Or Not, As the Case May Be