Friday’s Itty Bitties — #16

Mae West knew a thing or two about characters and characterization. She said, “It isn’t what I do, but how I do it. It isn’t what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.” I believe she was talking about attitude....

Friday’s Itty Bitties — #15

Mark Twain said, “The difference between the right and the nearly right word is the same as that between lightning and the lightning bug.” I’m currently trying to add lightning bolts to my manuscript and as I stare at the mass of notes I’ve made about just how to do...

Friday’s Itty Bitties — #14

When nature calls, and facilities are nearby, it’s a good thing.           But seriously. Access here might be a bit of an issue.   And you’d really want to know which direction the door...

Friday’s Itty Bitties — #13

What’s the big deal about rearranging your work space? I’ll tell you next Monday and put some context around my six-week absence. Six weeks — felt like six days. Also felt like six months. This week-end I’m packing my computer and printer and heading to the...

Friday’s Itty Bitties — #12

Last Friday I mentioned that one of my names for procrastination is research. While I was researching last night, I came across this Mae West quote:  “I speak two languages, Body and English.” The best characters will follow Mae’s lead....

Friday’s Itty Bitties — #11

I’m reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. A phrase a third of the way in to the book prompted this post: “…the scholar’s greatest weakness: calling hesitation research.” Change “hesitation” to “procrastination”...