Archive for December, 2010

Happy Holidays 2010!

Angels Violet & Consuelo

 

Bark! The Hair-ald Angels Sing!

Les Cavalieristas with Their Girl, Dec 2010

Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas and a wondrous new year!

Follow the antics of Consuelo and Violet on their Cavalieristas blog or their Cavalieristas Facebook page
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Bark! The Hair-ald Angels Sing

Happy Holly Daze to one and all!

You can follow Consuelo and Violet’s ongoing antics at their Cavalieristas blog!

My Favorite Books of 2010

Oh, yeah! It’s that time of year again. Here are my picks from 2010:

Fiction: The Passage, by Justin Cronin.

Nonfiction: On the Outskirts of Normal: Forging a Family Against the Grain, by Debra Monroe

Young Adult: I Will Save You, by Matt de la Peña.

Of course, there are a whole lot of books I haven’t gotten around to reading, not to mention the three I’d love to find under my Christmas tree!

Read the whole post at the Writers’ League of Texas Scribe blog.

NaNoWriMo & Some Unfortunate Advice From Lemony Snicket

Okay, so I hit only 25,000 words during National Novel Writing Month. But at least I’m further along than I was on Oct. 31! Here’s my post at the Writers’ League’s Scribe blog, featuring the distinctively unmotivational pep talk from one Lemony Snicket.

Among the highlights:

“Clearly, the future is moving us proudly and zippily away from the written word, so writing a novel is actually interfering with the natural progress of modern society. It is old-fashioned and fuddy-duddy, a relic of a time when people took artistic expression seriously and found solace in a good story told well….. It is like sitting in a gondola, listening to the water carry you across the water, while everyone else is zooming over you in jetpacks, belching smoke into the sky. Stop it, is what the jet-packers would say to you. Stop it this instant, you in that beautiful craft of intricately-carved wood that is giving you such a pleasant journey.”

There’s so much more!



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