On the Road Again

Don’t let that tree fool you. I’m totally driving down the highway. I’m off to Chicago to pick up my dad, but we won’t be staying. I imagine I’ll be in Chi-town for a total of twenty minutes, then it’s back on the road. ETA: My dad and brother missed their connection in Phoenix last …

Outlining 2.0

I know, I know… not everyone outlines. Even the people who DO outline all tend to have completely different definitions of an outline. My outlines are really more of a guide. I don’t follow a numbering system, I write in paragraph form, and I summarize the action. It guides me from point A to B to …

Flashback Friday

I don’t plan to make this a regular feature unless I unearth my old writing folders. And even then there may have to be some editing. I found my high school literary magazine–which has two pieces I wrote (I’ll post the second one next week)–while searching for samples for my design portfolio. I also designed …

How to Write Good

I borrowed — not plagiarized — this from Megan Rebekah — who I believe borrowed it from someone else — so you may have seen this by now. Enjoy! How to Write Good 1. Always avoid annoying alliteration. 2. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. 3. Employ the vernacular. 4. …

Irony

Three years ago today my dad shoved the final box into my car and we headed south to Me-hi-co. (We also removed the toaster oven when we realized there wasn’t room for my file box. Talk about a decision I’ll regret for the next 1083 days.) That same day (it was a Monday) two close …

Being Authentic

Do you ever have random words just pop into your head? Words that you rarely use but make you giggle, or remind you of someone from your past? And do they fly out of your mouth at less-than-convenient times? They do me. Since I’m home most of the day these words don’t fly out of …