Monthly Archive:: June 2015

Sometimes everything just flows

Some days the words flow like magic. Characters are clever and say just the right things. The plot twists and curls in the exact blend of excitement and misdirection that will make readers stay up until three am to see what happens next. Scenes and settings come alive with amazing and realistic detail. Those days, writing
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Productivity tools come in a variety of ways

Now that my Vaudeville at the Baker – The Ned Mulligan Show stage production at the Gaslight-Baker Theatre is over for another year I’ve jumped back with both feet onto finishing my novel. I have a deadline of the first of September, which is when my new editor (Crystal Hubbard, a popular published author and professional
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Creative people aren’t usually just creative in one area

Goodness! It’s Tuesday and I forgot all about my weekly Sunday blog. In addition to writing I am also directing (for the fourth time) the Vaudeville-style variety show called Vaudeville at the Baker at Lockhart’s Gaslight-Baker Theatre. Each year I select a theme for the show. This year I chose classic television variety shows, and modeled our
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Authors don’t watch people the same way normal people do

I just spent a weekend on the Texas Gulf Coast enjoying my first-ever “girlfriends’ getaway.” On Saturday night, we ate a lovely dinner then decided to find someplace to enjoy music and a couple of cocktails. After a few stops worthy of a Buster Keaton movie we stumbled on Dean, a Jimmy Buffet-style singer at Rusty’s Tropical Bar
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