The Dog Year

The Dog Year

The Dog Year Chapter One It’s Not About the Breast In the hospital parking ramp, Lucy snuck a glance at a new mother placing her infant into an elaborate car seat. The woman’s husband stood hovering at her shoulder, his hand gently touching her hip. She lingered,...
Writing In-Scene

Writing In-Scene

Writing in-scene is one of the best things a writer can learn. Here is a terrific exercise for writing in-scene using sense and want. Write the alphabet down the side of the page Write your own autobiography by choosing one NOUN for each letter of the alphabet. The...
I Wrote This Book About You

I Wrote This Book About You

I wrote this book about you. No? Well, here’s how it goes with my new book I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around. I’m holding the book and a person next to me reads the title and laughs. Then as if I’ve caught them doing something embarrassing like thinking...
I Think Everything Is Funny And A Little Bit Sad

I Think Everything Is Funny And A Little Bit Sad

I Think Everything’s Funny And A Little Bit Sad Last week, I met one of the elementary-school students my daughter tutors. We were in the produce section in the grocery store. Our conversation went like this. Girl: “Hey are you Meghan’s Mom?” Me with a playful grin:...
5 Ways To Spend Less Time With People Who Annoy You

5 Ways To Spend Less Time With People Who Annoy You

5 Ways To Spend Less Time With People Who Annoy You (because if you do these things you won’t need a 6th way). *this was originally published at Happily Ever After USAtoday.com I just spent the weekend in fundraising activities with my ex-husband. In short...
Which Character Are You? Take the Quiz.

Which Character Are You? Take the Quiz.

Which Character in I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around are you? (Take the Quiz here https://www.boombox.com/c/quiz/133864/3868db42-) Are you the winsome, lovely yet hard to pin down Wendy? She’s a character and you either love her or hate her all...