Category Archives: The Writing Life

Handsome is as Handsome Does

I’ve been thinking a lot about celebrity worship lately. Every so often when I’m at the gym I catch a glimpse of the Michael Jackson trial—and people think the characters in Diva are bizarre! MJ’s family seems to be a … Continue reading

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Ripped From the Headlines

This month I am on a blog tour, which means several bloggers have signed on to review Diva. I’m trying not to pay too much attention—I’m sort of watching it out of one eye—because this stuff makes me crazy. You … Continue reading

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Brainchild Run Amok

Since I last blogged, Diva has received two more formal reviews, some lovely Amazon reader reviews, and a lot of responses from relatives and friends. I keep thinking of Gogol’s short story, “The Nose.” A nose detaches itself and strikes … Continue reading

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The Tortoise and the Tome

My generation—young side of Baby Boomer—were early casualties of the Speed Reading trend, bombarded with ads for Evelyn Woods Reading Dynamics. Like today’s schoolchildren, we were administered tests at every juncture, tests no more effective at predicting future success in anything than the ones administered today. Continue reading

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Laughing and Crying

Once, when I was doing a tour of a musical, the actor playing the bad guy asked me if I laugh when I’m by myself. I thought this was curious, coming from him, because he was also a stand-up comic, a pretty successful one. “Of course I do,” I said. Then he admitted that, for him, laughter was something you put on for other people. Continue reading

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Following that Dream

One thing writers and performers have in common: rich imaginations. “Be careful what you wish for,” as the saying goes! From the time THAT DREAM first sparks, you start picturing what your new life will be like. As an aspiring … Continue reading

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