“In the Now” by Vanessa Robins ’Tis the season for family gatherings and questions. “What have you been writing?” “Have you gotten anything published?” “Still no boyfriend?” (Don’t even get me started on the answer for this one.) And the question to end all questions: “What are you going to do next?” A writer’s world […]
For once, this post is not about writing. It is not metaphorical, philosophical, or prescriptive. No, this post is just a story. A story about true love. The kind that lasts forever. It starts with a glance, ignites with a cautious touch. A furtive experimentation, followed by a gasp of excitement. “It fits!” Then, “Oh […]
As the famously grouchy Ernest Hemingway once said, it’s very rare to find an intelligent, happy person. Of course, I’m paraphrasing. (Mostly because I suspect this will seriously piss off old Ernie, wherever he is. …Hell, probably.) My whole life, I’ve been fascinated by this happiness/knowledge connection. Is it better to see/feel/know too much, and […]
The Subway Ride By Michael Signorile “That’s a really good idea” will be the phrase etched on my tombstone when I die. Actually, no, scratch that. That’s an awful idea. I’d much rather be ashes, floating in the wind, ruining some newlyweds’ picnic in Central Park. That’s a really good idea. “I should write that […]
When Writers Go Wrong (for the Holidays) By Tiffany Rose On the first day of Christmas, My Nano project gave to me An epic on the high sea. On the second day of Christmas, My Nano project gave to me Two characters in love, On the third day of Christmas, My Nano project gave to […]
When Writers Go Wrong – Part One by Veronica Park Twas the night before deadline, And all through the hovel Gusted loud, ragged breathing, And the clang of a shovel. It started quite suddenly, If truth can be told. With a simple suggestion– No, nothing as bold As a nag or a mockery Or a […]
I saw this today while I was updating my personal Goodreads profile, and I was like “OMG I’m in the top FIVE!!?” And THEN I looked at the top part and I was all, “Oh. That’s only for reviewers posting from the tiny tropical island I live on. Riiiiiight.” (Fail.) This, children, is why it’s important […]
This killed me. I’m not trying to encourage disparaging aspiring writers or anything…but if you’re having a bad day? Sometimes it does help to realize someone else’s is much, much worse. Brought to you by the anonymously hilarious agent behind SlushPile Hell.
Dieting is crunk again, and you can be too! (Sorry if you’re offended.) As for me, I can’t stop laughing.
Hey guys! Welcome to my new (sometimes) Sunday Blog Series, V Reviews Books and/or Movies in 20 Words or Less. (The title is a little unwieldy. I’ll work on that.) Enjoy! WARM BODIES review, by V: Expected nothing from the book. Expected little from the movie. Was pleasantly surprised by both. Brains.
When I was nine, there was a kid in my class who had a severe facial tic. It looked like he was winking at you, all the time, for no apparent reason. Due to my firm and youthful belief in the parental phrase, “Stop making that face or it’ll get stuck that way,” I […]