New Podcast Up: Sensitive Suicide Squad


In this episode we discuss two children’s books: “A Birthday Cake for George Washington” by Ramin Ganeshram and “A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, For Families, One Delicious Treat” by Emily Jenkins. One of these books was banned recently and pulled from Scholastic’s list of books while the other was hailed as an achievement in children’s … Continue reading

Writing Progress: The Conundrum


Word Count of Novel: 9399 I wrote some good dialogue today.  The female lead is really annoyed at the main character right now…and will be for some time.  It’s fun making their relationship complicated.  She’s pretty mysterious, but doesn’t really need him around after all.  The scary monsters I introduced in yesterday’s session have been … Continue reading

Writing Progress: Female Lead Introduced


Word count of novel: 8112 Today I wrote a fun passage where my male hero, who thinks he is the last human in existence, find out that there was another human living on another planet all along. And she’s female. His reaction to her is at first fear because she is disguised to look like … Continue reading

Writing Progress: Even More Peril


Word Count: 7,567 Today was a good writing day indeed.  One thing that I think I’m pretty good at is putting my hero in so much peril it makes the reader sick trying to figure out how the poor guy (or gal) will get out of it. My hero was (at the start of where … Continue reading