I am not very good at giving gifts. See, I am one of those people who believes in practical things, high-quality things. If you say you hate the cold, I want to buy you beautiful mittens for your birthday, or if I notice you always complain that your cutting board is crap, you will shortly… Continue reading Scottish Gaelic Will Be the Death of Me
This is part two in a weekly series on writing characters in a foreign language scenario. Your character is visiting somewhere that speaks a new language: what happens next? Last week was a general overview of the sheer difficultly of learning languages in Your Character Arrives in a Foreign Land: What Happens Next; this week,… Continue reading Not All Languages Are Created Equal (Not Like That, Just Listen)
Welcome to With Thorough Foodiness, my Saturday cooking feature. Here on WTF I like to present cooking in an easy-to-follow, interesting format. The most important thing for me is that when you make these recipes, you will know that you are not alone: we all screwed it up too. Not to worry! Dinner will happen… Continue reading With Thorough Foodiness Week 3: Almost Vegetarian Asian Noodles
********SO YOU KNOW! This story is now available on my website, right here, for free! Please feel free to read it!********* Exciting news! Yours truly has sold a short story. That’s right, Solarwyrm Press out of New Zealand is publishing “The Foreigner’s Loneliness” in Latchkey Tale’s October 2015 edition: Clockwise (The Darkest Hour). “The Foreigner’s Loneliness” is a… Continue reading Announcing the Publication of “The Foreigner’s Loneliness”
Your character travels across the mountains to reach a new country, or perhaps just the next village over. Hark! They speak a different language here that your character has never spoken, at least not outside a lesson! What does your character do next? Recognize their language as a bastard version of their own and begin… Continue reading Your Character Arrives in Foreign Land: What Happens Next?
Welcome back to With Thorough Foodiness for our second feature recipe! Today on WTF, we will be making a pasta salad that everyone will deem acceptable and then forget about. “But why?” I hear you saying. “Why would I want to make a pasta salad that is merely mediocre?” Simple: because it’s ****ing easy.
In honor of the birthday of Cathleen Townsend, writing buddy, I shall now post a poem that I did not write. My sister wrote it many years ago. Many, many years ago. In Sunday school. When she was twelve, and therefore old enough to know better. *Ahem* Hark, the Ark, The dog goes bark. Thank… Continue reading Happy Happy Birthday To Not Me.