18 inches of Personal Space

18 inches of Personal Space

A bit of personal space enhances human interaction. To fact-check this statement, count the inches between you and another the next you enter a throng, desiring to make a human connection and strike up a conversation with someone. Heed the rules, pay attention. Hold...
How to Rock an Author Event: Five Tips

How to Rock an Author Event: Five Tips

So you’ve become an author, have you? Published by a small press, or else a large one with no publicist, so that the onus of selling your book falls upon you? Welcome to life as an author, 2012. Because I’m an extrovert, marketing via public appearances...
900 words that didn’t make the Novel

900 words that didn’t make the Novel

http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html “Are you really slack-jawed over a mailman?” a gentle voice behind her said. Startled, Amy whipped her body around, causing vertigo. Amy looked at the gentle speaker, clothed in a luxurious robe and...
Cat Fight Conversation is the new Rule

Cat Fight Conversation is the new Rule

I am writing today to recognize the sad demise of a mom spiel, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” It’s a mantra that many women raised in the ’50s – my peers – can recite. Maybe not taught to...