Month: September 2012

Miller Farm Friday

My latest email from the Miller Farm PLACES I NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE…  In a feed store parking lot next to trailers full of cows waiting for my chicken feed Standing two feet from thousands of bees while… Read More

Debunking Must Dos for aspiring writers

When I started writing for publication, I repeatedly heard three “absolute must dos.” Years later and many published works, I have my own opinion about those MUSTs. #1 Write what you know. First, imo, writing what you know… Read More

Miller Farm Friday – CHICKEN NUGGETS & Hatching Children

No recipes or no recommendation for the best fast food restaurant serving chicken nuggets. Although if you’re ever in South Fork, Colorado, I do highly recommend the chicken strips at Rockaway Cafe & Steakhouse. Rockaway is a small… Read More

Texas talk, colloquialisms, and weasel words – in my writing?

I wish I could say NO WAY! Can’t. When I shared a recent chapter with my critique partners, one of them questioned this sentence, “He found himself in deep water.”   Not understanding that my POV character’s internal… Read More

Acrobatic Chicken ends up in Miller “Chicken Infirmary”

Anthropomorphism is a literary technique in which  human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) are assigned to other animals, non-living things, phenomena, material states, objects or abstract concepts, such as organizations, governments, spirits or deities. (I’m quoting… Read More

3 Necessities to be a successful writer

What does it take to be a writer? Is all you need to be a writer pen and paper or a typewriter or an iPad or laptop/computer with a word processor? Maybe all it takes is the latest… Read More

Fowl Moving Day

Monday’s Labor Day holiday signaled the end of summer. For a large percentage of the population this week also signaled the start of school which in turn meant moving kids out of the house and back to classrooms…. Read More