Writing and Other Afflictions

"If it was easy, everyone would do it." –Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own"

Writing Resource and Update

While looking for the correct way to say “safe-deposit box” (it’s not “safety deposit box”), I found this amazingly useful page. Sadly, it does not yet address one error I keep seeing these days: “eek out” (the correct phrase is “eke out,” meaning to barely succeed). But it’s a good resource nonetheless.

What am I working on? A screenplay for my screenwriting group (at the “scene list” stage right now, which is kind of like a novel’s outline; unlike when I write a novel, I’m more inclined to do this outline before diving into the screenplay, simply because screenplays are so much more minimalist… this is probably another whole post). A YA novel that I really like the idea of. My science fiction book in which an anthropologist finds herself embroiled in a culture war on an alien planet (I am writing new installments monthly for our writing group). And the release of a magazine I edited and contributed to, New Fables, which will be on sale online at the end of July. I’d like to get it into some bookstores. Any thoughts from anyone on how to do that? I think it does have a lit-journal feel, but I also know that little corner of bookstores is crowded and dusty, and I’m not sure how to shove my little book into it.

That’s all. Just another lazy summer…

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