How to Write Terrible Characters

Posted on June 11, 2015June 11, 2015Format GalleryCategories WritingTags , , , 4 Comments on How to Write Terrible Characters

I’m not talking about the characters we love to hate–they are usually layered and intriguing. I’m not talking about the characters who seduce you into believing they are charming and good but then reveal their inner demons. I believe that darkness and evil hide itself in beauty sometimes, that’s what makes it so fascinating. I also believe that interesting characters have layers of complexity, and that good stories uncover some of those layers as we go. I’m not even talking about … Continue reading “How to Write Terrible Characters”

Anyone Want to Streak with Me?

Posted on January 12, 2015January 13, 2015Format GalleryCategories Life, WritingTags , , 6 Comments on Anyone Want to Streak with Me?

  Confession: When I was in college, I became one of the founding members of the Topless Fire Drill Team. What is that you ask? Well, once a semester (or so) a group of women from my house (at an all women’s college) would run around the outside of the house topless as a means of stress relief. It became a tradition, with many participating–men and women (men ran bottomless). Security knew about it, and would sometimes try to catch … Continue reading “Anyone Want to Streak with Me?”

The Agony of Self-Censorship

Posted on September 17, 2014Format GalleryCategories LifeTags , , , , 9 Comments on The Agony of Self-Censorship

My fingers itch to type the words I want to say. My brain writes volumes, usually in the wee hours of the morning when I’d much prefer to sleep. Perfect prose (and perhaps a little poetry) comes pouring out of my head, but has nowhere to land . . . yet or ever.   I have so much to say about certain things, but I can’t. “Why not?” You ask. “This is your blog. You can say what you want … Continue reading “The Agony of Self-Censorship”

An Open Letter to Andra’s Feet

Posted on March 29, 2014March 29, 2014Format GalleryCategories Blogging, WritingTags , , , , 17 Comments on An Open Letter to Andra’s Feet

Dear Tired Tootsies, Surely by now your only thought is “what the bleep is going on?” We’ve been excited to follow Andra’s adventures but little did we consider the carnage hidden beneath Andra’s socks. You are the unsung victims of the Natchez Trace. Poor, poor fugly feet! We sympathize with your agony. You were dragged on this journey without being asked. Head, shoulders, knees and toes though . . . you had to know you wouldn’t get a say. You … Continue reading “An Open Letter to Andra’s Feet”

Enough with the Advice Already

Posted on January 31, 2014January 31, 2014Format GalleryCategories Life, Theatre, WritingTags , , , , 8 Comments on Enough with the Advice Already

When I was pregnant oh so many years ago, I did what many newly expectant moms do and read What to Expect When You are Expecting. I even attempted to follow the diet they recommended in the book until I realized that I couldn’t sustain myself and my child unless I ate food that actually tasted good.I eventually had to stop reading the book because I began to worry about everything and imagine all the worst case scenarios which wasn’t healthy for … Continue reading “Enough with the Advice Already”