What's Next?

What’s Next?

 Yesterday I read that MetLife is firing Snoopy. No! Say it ain’t so! A few months ago, The Most Interesting Man in the World lost his job to a younger, scruffier, replacement. Sigh. My heart is broken. Can you have a crush on a character from a commercial? Yup. You bet. Oh, and have you […]

New Words

New Words

Last week I blogged about creating words or phrases that your characters can use. Well, that prompted me to wonder – how does a word become official? English is considered a fairly new language, based on words from other languages – Greek, French, etc., and most of those have a Latin origin (hmmm…does this really mean […]

Word Play

Word Play

Searching for something quirky for your character? How about creating a new catch-phrase or word? It happens more often than we think. I’ll bet you sometimes use a phrase that  you picked up from a television show, movie, or book somewhere along the line. Gone With the Wind gave us “Fiddle-dee-dee” and “Tomorrow is another day.” Films like […]



While browsing through MSN’s home page on June 16, I was struck by the following: The HEALTHY LIVING section featured these stories – 10 SMALL CHANGES THAT CAN LEAD TO BIG WEIGHT LOSS! How to cleanse your body without going on a detox diet 4 healthy foods men should eat NOW Snacking on peanuts may extend […]

What's In A Name? (Titles)

What’s In A Name? (Titles)

You know you’ve done it. Perused the shelves at a local book store, looking through hundreds of volumes, trying to choose one to take home. You might have picked up a couple because the covers were so attractive. But the titles? Meh. Ah, but the one you chose….what really made you look inside? You bet. […]