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Writing women's fiction, short stories and sassy novels. Member of OCC/RWA since 2000. Blogging on writing and life (and loving Twitter!).
 
Those of you who are new to More Cowbell might have missed The Undie Chronicles. The regular posse here knows: When the Undie-verse speaks, we will always listen. I had...
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We’ve been inspiring the heck out of ourselves over at Writers In The Storm today with some great quotes from the incomparable Maya Angelou. Who doesn’t want some...
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When an article begins with “What kind of underwear do y’all mess with?” it’s a sure bet that I’m going to tune in. The original tease said: “Staffer wears...
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When you have food allergies, you spend a significant amount of time and energy altering recipes. Many of you know that I am crazy-intolerant of gluten. Cutting it out...
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After eight years of trying, I finally won NaNoWriMo this year. It was glorious, affirming, life-changing. I proved to myself that I could write at a professional...
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I’m a pretty big fan of social media across the board, but there is something about the 140 character limit that brings out the clever in people. Case in point, a...
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According to a recent New York Times article, users spend an average of fifty minutes on Facebook. Fifty minutes! And though this number includes Instagram and the...
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But first, an announcement~ The winner of Chuck Sambuchino’s book, How To Get a Literary Agent is…morgynstarz!  Chuck will be in touch, and will send you the book....
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I’m an open book. Ask the people who know me best, and that’s what they’ll tell you. I’m not secretive. No one has ever described me as “aloof.” I’ve never...
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“True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and with passing years only grows!” — Sam...
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When I began writing, my children were very young—4 months and 2 years respectively. Each day at 2 PM, I would tuck them in for their naps and I had three to four...
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Google “perfectionism” and “writers” and you’d think perfectionism was a deadly disease. Pages pop up offering tips for overcoming the “disorder,” warnings...
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Most writers I know make sounds resembling a dying wildebeest when you mention yet another social media outlet to grapple with. And usually that’s Instagram. We get...
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“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” wrote Leo Tolstoy in 1877, in the memorable and beloved opening to Anna Karenina. But...
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GIVEAWAY: In two weeks time, Chuck will pick a random commenter from this post to win his book, Get a Literary Agent. Simply comment to win. Good luck! Sometimes when I...
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