Mural Violence

Every time I walk to Little Italy for lunch, I pass a silent act of violence. It’s a mural painted in 1996 by the CWRU Art Education department. Typical of your community project murals, it is an amalgam of images from the neighborhood, representing different businesses and organizations in the area. One section is dedicated […]

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Write-a-Thon Post-Mortem

Well, I did it! I wrote 50 new short story drafts in 42 days.  I started strong, zipping out some flashy flash pieces, and I slogged and hit writer’s block and I did sorta take four days out to revise a novel because that’s the kind of crazy I am. Only 3 stories were started […]

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Don’t believe in yourself

It annoys me when people say “you have to believe in yourself!” Do you? Do you really? I think of the people I’ve met who really believed in themselves. There’d be one in every writing class. They’d submit some unreadable, meandering block of prose with no plot, no characters, and often no paragraph indents. As […]

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The Great Sweater Give-Away

This is the official post of the methodology for my Write-a-Thon Sweater give away. Prize: One hand-knit sweater made by me, for you, in your choice of color and style. (Within reason.) To enter: Donate at least $20 to the Clarion Write-A-Thon on my page and give your name when you do! For obvious reasons, […]

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Cleveland Game Jam

At the last second, my husband convinced me to join the Cleveland Game Developers local game jam this past weekend. I know! I’m doing a write-a-thon, I’m revising a novel… do I really need to sign away my weekend to writing a video game? Well, I kinda did.  Friday night, when the theme “Identity” was […]

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Procrastitron

Procrastitron is an Autobot… we think? She’s never bothered to paint her allegiance logo.  But she hangs out with the Autobots. Probably because, you know, the Decepticons would kick her out for not doing stuff. Procrastitron is not badly-drawn! Procrastitron is thematic in her simplicity.  By the way, those colored lights on her chest are […]

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Write-a-Thon 2017 Stories List

My goal for the 2017 Clarion Write-a-Thon is to write 50 stories in six weeks. I’ll keep track here and on twitter.  My previous post has a list of rewards I’m offering if you donate to my cause! Progress: Day One: 1. “Saving Big Daddy” re-write horror story 2. “Ghost Toddler” re-write horror story 3. […]

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