Category: Writing

Why Writing is Like Making Cake Pops (Time-Consuming, Irritating, and Rewarding)

Confession: I’ve never actually made a cakepop. I love them, but the intensity of the recipe coupled with other people’s horror stories keeps me from actually sitting down to make some. However, I do spend a lot of time writing and it has occurred to me that the two are similar. The Cake Pop Novel (serves 1) Prep Time: As Long as It Takes … Read More Why Writing is Like Making Cake Pops (Time-Consuming, Irritating, and Rewarding)

A Writer’s Game-The Storymatic

In addition to being a reader and book blogger, I’m also a writer. Today, while wandering in Restoration Hardware (of all places), I found this: It was a bit expensive for what it is, but I got it on sale. And I’m pretty excited about it. Basically, it’s a box filled with cards that you can use to play a story-telling game or, you … Read More A Writer’s Game-The Storymatic

The Merits (or lack thereof) of Writing What You Know

(This was originally posted up on my other blog, http://feelingfoxy-lifestyle.blogspot.com , on August 17th, 2011. In an attempt to streamline the content on both, this entry has been reposted here.) Yesterday I had a conversation with someone. I told her I was writing a play about a prison psychologist who is counseling an inmate. She asked if I had any experience with any of … Read More The Merits (or lack thereof) of Writing What You Know