Writing ~ Advice I Actually Use

“I don’t praise plots as accurate representations of life, but as ways to keep readers reading. When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away – even if it’s only a glass of water.” Kurt Vonnegut “This is the secret of good story telling:Continue reading “Writing ~ Advice I Actually Use”

Crochet ~ Cat and Friend

I will not be the center of anyone’s universe. It’s the time of year when I give away the fruits of my labors. The hand puppets are going to the kids at church, and the crochet animals are going to the local toy drive for Christmas. All of them will go to new homes, exceptContinue reading “Crochet ~ Cat and Friend”

Crocheting ~ “Look Out Duck”

“What is a hobby anyway? Where is the line of demarcation between hobbies and ordinary normal pursuits? At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant. Perhaps we have here the real inwardness of our question: A hobby is a defiance ofContinue reading “Crocheting ~ “Look Out Duck””