That time my credit card information was stolen

Back around September I was checking my credit card balance and found about 1000€ more charges there than there should have been. Now granted, I have been known to go on yarn binges, where I end up buying mountains of yarn, not entirely knowing what I’m doing....

2015 goals: January check-in

Here we are, already at the end of January 2015. Since I work best with having some accountability I’m going to just go ahead and do one of these check-in posts every month so that I’ll be able to keep myself accountable. Attend Clarion Writers Workshop...

Awards time again!

It’s time to start nominating again! Here are some things that made an impression on me over the past year. Novel Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie Ancillary Sword continues where Ancillary Justice left off, with Breq working for the Radch empire, trying to undo the...

Writing Excuses masterclass

The podcast Writing Excuses The first assignment is: Write down five different story ideas in 150 words or less. Generate these ideas from these five sources: From an interview or conversation you’ve had (Forgotten the conversation though it was only a couple of...

Finding ideas

I recently read Creativity Inc. It is basically a biography of Pixar as told from the point of view of its president, Ed Catmull. In it he repeatedly makes the point that ideas are a dime a dozen and people are the thing that make those ideas great. Back when I was...