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The Exquisite and the Everyday – Fashion in History

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Exquisite and the Everyday – Fashion in History

I love, love, love the history of clothing. There’s nothing more fascinating to me than poring over the many reprints of catalogs and “history of X fashions” books I have in my personal library. And to go to a museum or exhibit of that type of thing? Well, you might as well leave me and come back in a few days, when I will no doubt still be standing in front of that dress and trying to imprint every last detail of that lace yoke or that embroidered sleeve detail in my brain. Which is really funny, when you realize that I...

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Tiger Beat Crush of the Week: Colin Ferguson

Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Tiger Beat Crush of the Week | 0 comments

Tiger Beat Crush of the Week: Colin Ferguson

Okay, so this is more like Tiger Beat Crush of the Six-Month Period, since this is only my second TBCotW post. But I promise, this one is worth waiting for. Meet Colin Ferguson, who will forever be enshrined in my heart as Jack Carter, the hottest (and funniest) sheriff since…well, ever. Colin was the star of Eureka, a delightful, quirky, funny, fantastic show that ran for five (aka nowhere near enough) seasons. It was a show Mr. Bud and I both loved, and one that ranks among our all-time, hall of fame favorite shows. If you’ve...

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Need help with editing? Have I got a book for you…

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Need help with editing? Have I got a book for you…

Any of my Megacube mates would tell you that in my day job as a marketing writer and editor I’m fearless (and bossy) with a red pen in my hand. However, I’m the first to admit that I can’t diagram a sentence to save my life. Yes, to my shame I suck at the mechanics of grammar. Although I know how to use words, I just can’t tell you why I use them. So I’m always up for articles, classes, etc. on editing, so I can back up my bossiness with hard facts. In August, 2012 I took a class through WritersOnlineClasses.com...

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Linda’s Casting Couch, Part II (or, This is Where You Find Out the Identities of the Hot Men on the Storyboard)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Linda’s Casting Couch, Part II (or, This is Where You Find Out the Identities of the Hot Men on the Storyboard)

So in the last post I discussed my character-casting process (is too a process, albeit a convoluted one). As a reminder, here’s the storyboard I made for the Always characters (and I forgot to say in the last post, I keep this up where I can see it as I write): The Always Storyboard Now here’s a list of the actors and actresses who will bring Always to life once a Hollywood producer snaps up the book (ooh, it’s so pretty here in my fantasy world, isn’t it?), and a few notes on the most important characters and why I...

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Linda’s Casting Couch, Part I (or, How Those Voices End Up In My Head)

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Linda’s Casting Couch, Part I (or, How Those Voices End Up In My Head)

Where the magic happens (excuse the mess) Okay, I know the title sounds icky, but just wash that dirty mind of yours out with soap because the story is that I usually cast the characters in my books while I’m sitting on the living room couch with my laptop. Our super-comfortable leather recliner couch (left) is usually where I do my writing these days (and a big reason why my butt’s so big—it’s so comfortable I hate to get up). But I digress (as usual). Back to my character “casting” process…I need to hear the...

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Inaugural Tiger Beat Crush of the Week: Danny Pino

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Danny Pino, Tiger Beat Crush of the Week | 0 comments

Inaugural Tiger Beat Crush of the Week: Danny Pino

I’m not sure why, but I’m feeling a little depressed today. So maybe this is a good time to start the promised Tiger Beat Crush of the Week feature*. Because hot men make me happy. First, a little background: Since I was a little girl madly in love with David Selby, who played Quentin Collins on Dark Shadows (okay, I just dated myself), and writing really awful fanfiction with him as the hero, I’ve appreciated a good-looking guy. My crushes have been many, because I’m a teenybopper at heart and I always will be. BTW,...

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Sweat, Determination, and…Delusion?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Sweat, Determination, and…Delusion?

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” –Colin Powell I’ll admit, the hard work that writing actually is was a bit of a surprise to me when I started writing fiction. But it was work I took to immediately–it’s the first “job” (non-paying at the moment, of course) I’ve ever had where I’m happier the harder I work. I’m like a pig in mud, as they say, when it comes to learning more about the craft of writing, which...

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Back to (Blog) Life

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in updates, writing | 0 comments

Back to (Blog) Life

Wow, I forgot I even had this blog (as you can tell by the five-year gap in posts). But since I need a blog to link to my in-development writer’s site, this one will do just fine. Lots has happened in the five years since I wrote my last post. I started a new job as a marketing writer, and am now also the managing editor of my division’s client magazine, circulation 36,000 (love, love, LOVE that part of the job–I can set my inner control freak free). The jerk of a downstairs neighbor I referred to in my first post moved out...

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Letting Go, Moving On, Not Forgetting

Posted by on Jul 7, 2007 in death, garage sale, mom | 0 comments

Today I had a garage sale with my best friend Nancy at her house. My main goal (besides getting rid of a bunch of stuff I haven’t used in an embarrassingly long period of time) was to sell our gargantuan George Foreman grill and the over-the-toilet useless shelf thingy, and make $129 so I can buy a more useful bathroom wall cabinet for my house staging.My feet hurt, I’m sunburned, my allergies have kicked up like a house afire and I have a headache. But George went for $15 to a woman whose house interior was pretty much gutted by...

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Why Would Anyone Want to Read This?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

So at last I’ve joined the ranks of the bloggers. After all this time wondering why people want to read the random musings of other people, why did I make the jump? Because it’s late night on the 4th of July (actually, now it’s the 5th) and I was bored, but I don’t really feel like going to bed yet, so I thought I’d try this out. So do I have any idea what in my life is worth writing about? Not the vaguest. I lead the most average existence you could possibly imagine, hence the “Mundane Musings” title...

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