“Final Note & Recommended Resources” from STARTERS

Well, here we are: the end of this book. With your “taste-test” of the basic creative writing buffet done and your “Let’s Start” portfolio completed, you have begun your journey to writing well. I hope this little guidebook has made the process of creative writing a little less mysterious and more do-able, and my parting … Continue reading “Final Note & Recommended Resources” from STARTERS


10 Years Blogging

I noticed that "About the LQ" was one of the top posts viewed recently; in re-reading that post, it suddenly occurred to me that 2013 minus 2003 is ten. In other words, "I Am the Lizard Queen!" blog turned ten years old back in June -- which makes my blog older than my kid. Heh. … Continue reading 10 Years Blogging

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Well, my dear readers, the Spring 2011 semester has started at the college where I teach, so blogging may go a bit light again.  But before the semester gets too crazy, here's a bit of rambling retrospective since (cue herald's horn) this blog has reached and passed 100,000 hits. I know -- that's no Dooce … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

This One’s for You, Wayne

I just got off the phone with a lovely man from Orlando, Florida, who is passionate about green energy, including empowering private citizens to do something about it. Yes -- I'm talking about the somewhat, umm, FORCEFUL commentator from my blog entry "Because the Bunny Asked for It": Wayne  A. Biszick. He's retired and, in his … Continue reading This One’s for You, Wayne

The Little Guy’s YouTube Faves

In light of Haiti's disaster, it seems silly to post something as inconsequential as a two-year old's favorite YouTube videos. But as anything I would post would be similar to other folks out there -- sharing our sympathy for the victims and looking for ways to help -- I figure this post would be a … Continue reading The Little Guy’s YouTube Faves