I attended this week-long workshop last year and it was amazing in so many ways. Two great instructors. Seven other participants who became friends and ongoing critique partners. Critique and feedback on the whole novel. Time to write and revise every day, and time for group learning and sharing. I wish I could go back … More Highlights Whole Novel Workshop for Fantasy
In my book, Wandering Time, Zoe believes that travel to alternate realities or parallel universes happens by magic, her mother, with her psychology background, thinks it’s a shared delusion because Granny Rae has Alzheimer’s disease. But Granny Rae looks for an explanation in modern physics theories about parallel universes. This is a concept which has … More Parallel universes?
When I started writing, I had the idea that it was correct to use two spaces after a period. However, after submitting my first manuscript for editorial advice, I learned that one space is preferred. I just saw this interesting blog on Slate, called Space Invaders. It discusses the issue with lots of links, including … More Two spaces after a period?
As someone who has spent most of my working life in the field of health care for women (primarily as a midwife) I was upset to learn of this recent study. It found that 99% of pregnant women in the U.S. test positive for multiple chemicals, including some that are now banned and known to … More Health issues
A four week series for adults (Saturday mornings) called Connect with Nature sponsored by the Natural History Museum of Santa Cruz begins January 29. It sounds fascinating and I intend to go to at least three of the events. Take a look at the web site. And if you haven’t seen the Bones exhibit, don’t … More Connect with Nature
Greg Archer, an editor for the Santa Cruz Good Times recently published a book about food, Shut Up, Skinny Bitches. In an interview in today’s Good Times he has some advice for writers who are trying to get published: If you are writing fiction, believe in your story. If you have a great story to … More Surviving rejections
This is for Louise, who asked me to blog about new treatments for migraine, involving injections, and for any of you who also suffer from migraine headaches. One recently approved treatment uses injections of Botox, the botulinum toxin used to remove facial wrinkles. It’s a poison which paralyzes muscles and has been approved by the … More New Migraine Treatments