Category: Blog

Back in the workshop groove!

Five years ago, I moved away from Portland, Oregon, which took me away from an informal and much-loved writing group. It’s been a long time since I sat around a table and talked about fiction with fellow writers. Needing some fresh air in my writing life, I signed up for a class at the rave-reviewed The Grotto, … Read More »

Editing and freelancing resources

I have been on a hunt for great editing and freelancing resources these past few weeks–the changing of the seasons always inspires me to take a fresh look at my writing and editing business, and make sure everything is on track. Once in a while, Amazon’s list of book recommendations is spot-on, and I thought … Read More »

Threepennyeditor.com will be back up on Friday, Oct. 2

I’m transferring my website and e-mail to a new hosting company, due to extremely slow service with 1and1.com. As the Interwebs learns my new address, you can’t access my site or e-mail me. Believe me, this is more stressful for me than for you! The good news is that all will be well by tomorrow. … Read More »

The Fat Lady Sang

I was sitting up and angry, which was a good sign. The old lady who’d hit me with her Prius was standing next to my bike in the middle of the street, and a few inches away from my bleeding leg were her feet. She was dressed all in taupe, and from her taupe summer … Read More »

Turf Wars

I am officially a homeowner now. All these years I’ve seen houses with tiny lawns and thought I’d like to have one, because I could trim it with one of those quiet, quaint little push mowers with the spinning blades. Maybe I got the idea from a Sunday comics page in my childhood. And I’ll say … Read More »

Hard as Hill: Wildflower Olympic race report

I should preface: There is a time and place for boat ramps. They help you get your boat in and out of the water without having to carry it yourself. And if, for some reason, you don’t like to walk in rocks and sand, or can’t take the stairs, a paved ramp into the water is … Read More »