How To Make Your Life Difficult in 5 Easy Steps

Hello and welcome to today’s session in Life Advice, at which we will quickly explore the five steps you need to take to make your life that little bit more difficult to give it some extra spice because we live in a problem-free world and anyone can use some extra spice, right? Right! Each and every one of these steps is supereasy, so making your life difficult is not just simple — it’s fun! Continue reading How To Make Your Life Difficult in 5 Easy Steps

A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 21-27

Our profound look this week will indeed be a literal look. At photos. Because autumn. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 21-27

Sky High 16: Stairs

“Careful!” Samantha called.

Gabrielle crawled along the turbine until she reached the wing. There, she first stood on all fours and then carefully straightened up. Continue reading Sky High 16: Stairs

The Slav Work-Write Irony

Note: Slav after me, not after the ethnic group. Some tricky name I have, courtesy of my hilariously non-Slavic husband.

You know the joke that if you want a job done you should give it to the busiest person in the office? Well, I’ve formulated an alternative: if you want to finish a writing project, saddle yourself with as much work as you can. Continue reading The Slav Work-Write Irony

A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 14-20

It’s the middle of September and in these parts this means it’s back-to-school time. What fun! Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 14-20

Sky High 15: Useless Information

“Hi. Welcome back. How do you feel?” The words came out as fast a string of bullets. He put his hand on hers. “Are you okay?” Continue reading Sky High 15: Useless Information

A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 7-13

It’s been another week of scary statistics, another round of  Who Will Guess Where The Economy is Going, and an almost unique experience for our household: temporary separation. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: September 7-13

Sky High 14: The Fattest Dragonfly in the World

Everyone on the beach looked up. Michael burst out laughing.

“Get the plane out? How are we going to do this?” Rob said. Gabrielle and he sat on the ground a few feet from Charles and Gary. Samantha stood nearby, watching the afternoon sun’s slanting rays on the water. Now she turned to look at Bianca, as wide-eyed as everyone else. Continue reading Sky High 14: The Fattest Dragonfly in the World

Hello Voice, Are You There?

Those of the writing breed who have ever dared the Path of the Query have seen that every publisher worth their salt — and even those not worth any — wants what they usually call a unique voice. Now, the dominant school of thought these days teaches us that each and every one of us is born unique and this is probably true in some ways. In others, however, we need to work to develop that uniqueness and this is especially true when it comes to the author’s voice. Continue reading Hello Voice, Are You There?

A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 31 – September 6

Tis Ber season and nothing can ruin my mood. Nothing at all. Well, except a few things. But no, not really. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 31 – September 6