Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Friday Rant: Hillary Clinton is a genius

Here’s what I imagine happened after the blowup in Benghazi, Libya: (phone rings) Hillary Clinton: Hello? Barack Obama: Hillary, we need your help on this Benghazi thing. We need someone to go on the major Sunday news shows and explain … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: What do people have against long sentences?

If you read marketing copy, you will see a lot of short sentence fragments. “It’s the best thing since sliced bread. Low priced and cheap to run. Looks good on your counter. And it’s free!” But we novelists aren’t supposed … Continue reading

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Writer Wednesdays: That First Sentence

A friend sent me a link to a list of the 100 top first sentences in a novel (americanbookreview.org/100BestLines.asp), and I have to tell you, I wasn’t particularly impressed. Some were great, of course, but some just seemed to be … Continue reading

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I still hate Christmas…

I’m sleeping through it — Keas

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It’s not so bad…

There’s that big plant thing in the corner–that’s fun to climb in! And lots of fun things to chew on. Have you heard the noise those ball things make when they break? — Cleo the Horrible Kitten  

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I don’t like Christmas either…

The furniture is all moved around, and there are these little lighted things on my favorite napping spot. And why is everyone laughing and calling me Catzilla? — Boo

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Really? I kind of like Christmas…

… lots of dog treats and bright, shiny things to tear up. I’m not crazy about this thing on my head, but everyone is looking at me and telling me I’m cute for some reason. — Gypsy

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