Category Archives: beast

Good-night, Little Bear

Maurice Sendak died this week.  Everyone remembers him for the books he wrote, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Night Kitchen, but I never read those books.   I grew up reading the books he illustrated; namely the Little Bearbooks, … Continue reading

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Living the Dream(land)

I’m in the middle of my first round of major revisions for GLAMOUR, and I find myself living in my character’s head(s): inhabiting their houses, going to their bars, dining on their, um prey.  Only in my dreams, of course, … Continue reading

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The Time Has Come

The time has come, to quote the walrus in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass.  In this case, I’m making the final approach to the end of the first draft of GLAMOUR.  I’ve got another eight scenes or so to … Continue reading

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2011: The List and the Lesson

For the last several years, I’ve made a goal for myself with regards to reading.  After Stephen King wrote in his wonderful book On Writing about how many books he reads per year, I’ve thought that having a reading goal … Continue reading

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Slogging the Blog: Sharon Joss Writes is six months old!

Happy Birthday, Baby (sort of)! This week, my baby blog turns six months old, and I thought I’d share the statistics I’ve gathered and lessons I’ve learned so far.  I use two methods for tracking my blog statistics: Blogger Stats (which … Continue reading

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