Category Archives: Writing

Five Movies all Writers Should Watch

Okay . . . so five movies everyone should watch! At least in my humble opinion. But really. Don’t good movies give us a feel for great characterization, awesome sub plots and just drop dead dialogue? As writers, we pay … Continue reading

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When did I become such a grammar snob?

I was driving toward The Heights the other day when an old Michael Jackson song came on. It wasn’t sung by the late, great but by some other group instead. They managed to do it justice and did not change … Continue reading

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Now where I’d put that darned modifier . . . ?

“She stood in the yard on her head.” That was the sentence that popped into my own head the other day as I was walking the dogs. Misplaced modifier and all. I actually like the occasional misplaced modifier. They make … Continue reading

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Waxing Mom-stalgic

Mother’s day has always brought a flurry of mixed emotions. Part of me wants to boycott, thinking how wrong it is to designate only one day a year to honor women who have literally brought all of humanity into being. … Continue reading

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As Good As It Gets

I thought I’d talk about the movie As Good As It Gets – Helen Hunt, Jack Nicholson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Greg Kinnear. And, lest I forget, Verdell. Verdell being the most adorable of the lot. First of all, if you … Continue reading

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