Closing Patreon (For Now)

I say “for now” because while I don’t intend to go back to Patreon again, I have been known to change my mind once or twice (or thrice…). But yes, it’s true. I’m closing my Patreon page. I wrote a much longer note to my subscribers about it, but I know some folks here have […]

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The One Where I Pick My Favorites

Yesterday (September 22, 2019) was the 25th Anniversary of the day the pilot episode of Friends aired in the U.S. I wasn’t a huge Friends fan always. In fact, I only remember watching a handful of episodes live in the later seasons, and it made decent background noise when it was in syndication and I […]

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September Sonnets: First Collection

As I mentioned at the start of the month, I’m doing a little #SeptemberSonnet challenge for myself and writing one sonnet per day. A few of these sonnets are being set aside for my subscribers on Patreon (now closed) for this month’s collections, but the others I’m going to be sharing here on my blog. […]

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Book Thoughts: Recent Celebri-Reads

Back in February, I introduced a new little project of mine: Celebri-Reads, an online book club where each month we’re reading a different celebrity memoir. In July, I gave a quick update on some of the books we’d read by then. Well, it’s September now, and I haven’t done a Book Thoughts blog in a […]

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September Sonnets: A Challenge

You might remember that back in April, I participated in a Poem-A-Day challenge, led by one of the editors of Writer’s Digest, Robert Brewster. This month, I’ve decided to create my own poetry challenge – writing a sonnet per day! I’ll of course be sticking with “Shakespeare’s fave” sonnet for most of them, but I […]

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What Do I WANT To Write?

This is a large, looming question in my life. I find myself staring it down constantly, not just when working on pieces for my Patreon (now closed) or chipping away at my two in-process novels, but especially when I stare at this blog and website. Ever since I began blogging, I’ve tried to create some […]

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Creating Through Pain

This weekend was another heartbreaking one in the United States. I won’t pretend to have answers, because I don’t. I know things I think seem like the right decision, but I won’t posture or bullshit as though I have all the research and evidence and insight, because I know that I don’t. What I do […]

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