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Category: Literary et al
No one reads poetry! And also no one reads blogs!
And also only granola people take yoga. Clearly I'm on a mission to prove ALL those wrong (I'm pretty sure the mini-box of Slim Jims I ate last week renders me ineligible for the granola club). So I teach yoga (and eat Slim Jims), I'm writing in a blog, but how am I going to… Continue reading No one reads poetry! And also no one reads blogs!
This is a repost from something I wrote on my Facebook writing page -- Abby Rose Writer -- and, if you haven't liked that yet, what are you doing? Get on that, already! That is, unless you don't have Facebook. Then I simply applaud you for having way more productive free time than the rest of us.… Continue reading Projections
RELEASE THE KRAKEN! …er, I mean book.
You mean it's out? It's finally out? The book is finally out? ...get out of town. (But keep your phone on hand so you can buy/download my book to your mobile device.) In 2008, I started writing a tale about a completely lost twentysomething -- a completely lost twentysomething whose life starts playing out like a… Continue reading RELEASE THE KRAKEN! …er, I mean book.
Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig.
"That's a little rough, driving all that way just for some casting." "I don't mind," I reply. "I like driving. Plus, I grew up on the South Shore." "Oh, well that's good, at least! Are you going to visit home?" A sheepish grin creeps across my face. "I'm planning on it." -- I grew up… Continue reading Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig.
The Beauty of the Fallen
I think of the fall of Rome. I think of the incredible empire, the vicious rule, the reminder that it wasn't built in a day. And I think of the tale of Nero playing his fiddle while his city burned. I think of advances in architecture and winding, complicated roads. I think of advancing armies… Continue reading The Beauty of the Fallen
Do You Have 30 Seconds of Spare Time? I Need Your Help.
Hey there -- do you have an Amazon account? Do you not mind blindly nominating something? Are you capable of finding a blue button and clicking? Then I have the task for you! Ladies and gentleman, my very first manuscript is officially part of a Kindle Scout campaign. It's been a serious comedy of errors… Continue reading Do You Have 30 Seconds of Spare Time? I Need Your Help.
I have a desperate desire for the sun. I do not care if my feet are in boots or sandals, my shoulders bare or covered in layers. I need a reason for sunglasses across the bridge of my nose -- because it creates an easy smile across my face. I've noticed I can stave off a cold… Continue reading Seasonally Affected
A Seriously Melodramatic, Junot Diaz-inspired Blog Post About Puerto Rico (with very poor Spanish — get your Google Translate ready)
"Does Puerto Rico have a president?" The girl with the beginnings of a sleeve tattoo asks this in earnest to the man next to her. She and her girlfriend sit behind us on the plane, their pop-up tent in the carry-on compartment directly above us. They plan on finding a spot on the beach to… Continue reading A Seriously Melodramatic, Junot Diaz-inspired Blog Post About Puerto Rico (with very poor Spanish — get your Google Translate ready)
Writing and the Primadonna Yawp that is, “Creative Freedom!”
I first want to start this by saying that my cat has just indicated he wants to go on my lap my turning my back into a human scratching post. He is now happy as a clam sitting in the nook I've created by crossing my right ankle over my left knee (the figure-four position… Continue reading Writing and the Primadonna Yawp that is, “Creative Freedom!”