Being A Writer Has Made Me A Bad Wife, Dog Mom, Housekeeper & Employee

Writing takes up a lot of mental real estate. You need room for characters to be born and mature. You’re always observing–people, the environment, situations–for beautiful descriptions, interesting turns of phrase, or plot inspiration. If you’re outlining or revising a story, your mind is completely overtaken by the minutiae of perfecting your plot. Without warning, … Continue reading Being A Writer Has Made Me A Bad Wife, Dog Mom, Housekeeper & Employee

The Criminal Character: Tommy Shelby, Walter White & The Audience Who Loves Them

Movies and TV have made the gangster kind of…sexy. Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders. Tommy Darmody in Boardwalk Empire. Billy in The Departed (no, not a gangster, but pretending to be one). Ray Liotta in Goodfellas (yes, I’m serious…) Johnny Depp in Public Enemies. Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire… No. I’ll stop right there. Sorry … Continue reading The Criminal Character: Tommy Shelby, Walter White & The Audience Who Loves Them