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Saturday Night Augur-International Vulture Awareness Day Edition

While I've had my head down, trying to push on with the first draft of a novel and developing a spinoff of Thoughts Like Birds (can blogs have spinoffs?), I almost missed International Vulture Awareness Day. Vultures are near and... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Augur–The Owls of Summer

My blog posts have been few and far between lately. What started out as a three thrice-per-week endeavor has become, shall we say, a seasonal endeavor. But not blogging doesn't mean I'm not writing. This summer I've been keeping my... Continue Reading →

The Tweeting Whitmans: How a Dead Poet’s Mother Made Me Love Twitter

Friends, I have a confession to make. Several posts back I professed my dislike of Twitter. I may even have used stronger words than “dislike.” True, for lo these many years I did not see the potential benefits of tweeting... Continue Reading →

Writers, Report for Duty: *I Should Be Writing* Boot Camp Starts April 14

If you are a follower of this blog, you may have noticed a precipitous drop in my output over the past few months. When I began the blog, I intended to post two to three times per week. I eventually... Continue Reading →

Certain to Age

We can't help getting older. Must women characters stay forever young? Thank goodness I'm not one of Fay Weldon's writing students. This past week, the New York Times carried an opinion piece by the British author, well-know for controversial and... Continue Reading →

Be It Resolved: January is for Writers

Ah, January, the month of resolutions and routines. The yule tree still twinkles in our living room, the last vestige of our holiday hygge. Tomorrow our household returns to work and school. For me, this means a welcome return to... Continue Reading →

Midwinter Auspices: Saturday Night Augur, Winter Solstice Edition

Solstice greetings! On this, the darkest day of the year, the augur emerges from the templum to dispense her midwinter wisdom. Here in the United Sates, it's a banner season for those avian symbols of wisdom, the owls--snowy owls, to... Continue Reading →

We Need a Little Hygge (right this very minute)

The past six weeks have been a time of intensive writing and reflection for me. My previous post proclaimed my intent to undertake the daunting, but exhilarating challenge of writing 50,000 words of new fiction during National Novel Writing Month.... Continue Reading →

Going Dark

A month has gone by with nary a word from me or the augur. I like to think we have good reason for our silence: the fragile early morning writing routine I had established has been upended by my dog's... Continue Reading →

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