Adulting, The Life

Home is Where the… Work Is?

At the start of April, I moved to a new city and began working remotely from home. On the surface, this sounds wonderful.  Like a godsend.  A blessing.  I had hit the jackpot.  I was able to retain my job.  I no longer need to get up early to prepare for and commute to work.… Continue reading Home is Where the… Work Is?

The Books

Reaping the Rewards of Close Reading

The very first day of my Critical Reading and Writing: Short Story Writers class last semester, my teacher had us read "Close Reading," the first chapter from Francine Prose's Reading Like a Writer, and "Good Readers and Good Writers" by Vladimir Nabokov.  My courses stressed the importance of "reading closely," -- like a writer, not a… Continue reading Reaping the Rewards of Close Reading

My Reading List

Where In the World Have I Been?

I don't believe I've written a post since last MAY!!! What an eventful span of time it's been.  My computer went on the fritz.  Geek Squad estimated it would cost $300+ to fix.  So  I stopped using it, relying solely on my phone for the internet.  Then, one day I decided to turn my laptop… Continue reading Where In the World Have I Been?

The Life

Bestselling Author Zane to Teach the Tools of the Trade

Erotic-fiction and bestselling author Zane will host a "Writing and Publishing Boot Camp" on Saturday, June 29, in the Oxon Hill Library Auditorium, located at 6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Md 20745.  The boot camp, presented by Enrizon World Wide, Inc., a Maryland-based company that specializes in events and production, will last from 11am to 4pm.… Continue reading Bestselling Author Zane to Teach the Tools of the Trade