The Death of an Experiment

Well, 10 installments ain't bad. A 3-month run. But today the Writers' Postbox must be laid to rest. Somehow it's managed to curb my posting tendencies and stiffen my attitude. Definitely not what I was going for. So... we move on. I imagine I might still write about writing. Randomly. Another in-flight adjustment is made,... Continue Reading →

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Writers’ Postbox: Episode 9

Book Review: The Canon I wrote a quick review of my latest read, but I wanted to expand a little more about the actual writing of the book for this week's Postbox. Here is the original review, from Goodreads: The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier My rating:... Continue Reading →

Writers’ Postbox: Episode 8

It's NaNoWriMo? Are you writing yet? For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, or NOVEMBER. Millions of people join together in the common goal of completing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Sounds impossible? Not so, my friend.  Some years ago, friends talked me into giving NaNo a whack. I mostly did... Continue Reading →

Writers’ Postbox: Episode 7

I've got to be honest: the writerly juices just haven't been flowing into the valley of personal gratification lately. I've been spending so much time writing for others that I haven't given more than a drop's thought to my own creative streams. I guess that is why I started the Postbox; to jam the wellhead in... Continue Reading →

Writers’ Postbox: Episode 6

Comma Drama Commas. Indecisive little buggers. Commas in numbers, commas in names, quotational commas, commas before conjunctions, parenthetical commas, commas after interjections, commas in series, restrictive commas, adjective commas, comma faults (!). Commas, commas everywhere. I took a little editing test last night, and as I poured over each and every comma placement, I thought there... Continue Reading →

Thursday Writers’ Postbox: Episode 5

A Book Review I have never enjoyed reading grammar rules before, so this week, Writers' Postbox gets a little Goodreads book review: Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty My rating: 5 of 5 stars For years I have frequented Grammar Girl's website when confronted with grammatical confusions of all... Continue Reading →

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