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Writing Process

Every thousand words, I take a break and watch something. Today, I’m watching You’ve Got Mail. (The first time I saw it was in the theater where Meg Ryan and Greg Kinnear go to the movies in the film.) I did not remember how sad this movie is! Even the happy ending is sad! I Read More

Grammar expert Benjamin Dreyer lists three rules you can ignore — Quartz

It still pains me to split an infinitive, but I’m working on it. Source: Grammar expert Benjamin Dreyer lists three rules you can ignore — Quartz Read More

Opinion | Notes on ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ – The New York Times

Some feedback from your fiction professor. By Ysabel Yates Ms. Yates is a humor writer in New York City. Santa Claus with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the 1964 Christmas stop-motion animated TV special.NBCU Photo Bank, via Getty Images Source: Opinion | Notes on ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ – The New York Times Read More

As of June 23, I will be retired from teaching, and writing full-time! After a couple of weeks of detox from job stress, and a celebratory trip to Scotland, I’ll return to begin the next chapter with some exciting and ambitious, but doable, plans for a number of books I’ll be completing over the next Read More

—and why I studied music, and my kids study music, and why school districts that cut music are run by [expletives deleted]. Read More

I awoke to this. The road hasn’t been plowed. It’s a sign telling me to work on the next Highland Passage novel. Read More

I’m doing something different. I saw this gorgeous predesigned cover by the brilliantly talented Ravven, who has done all of my Scottish book covers, and I fell in love with it. I’m going to work backwards and write the next Highland Passage book (title pending) to go with the cover. What do you think it should be about? Read More

Highland Soldiers 3, coming up next. Read More

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