I am inaugurating a new year and new projects with a brand, spanking new, self-hosted blog! I invite you to join me there: LeanneDBaldwin.com Much more activity to follow. I promise.
Astute readers (or anyone proficient in the use of a calendar) will note that this is the first blog post I’ve written in a long time. Specifically, I haven’t posted since August 31. In blogging, that’s equivalent to half an eternity, especially if one is trying to build what we writers call “a platform.” If … Continue reading
Zombies bore me. Sorry for the non-sequitur, but I can explain. Last Saturday, my close personal friend and sometime co-writer, Barbara L. Sorensen, posted an essay on her blog entitled America’s Love Affair with All Things Zombie. In this post, she notes the enduring and seemingly insatiable fascination with zombies as the focus of movies, television … Continue reading
Yesterday, writer-blogger Jen Burke of Jen’s Bookshelf wrote a post about how she hates to write battle scenes. At the end of it, she asked readers to talk about what scenes they hate to write. I thought about it and I realized I couldn’t come up with any specific kind of scene I hate writing. … Continue reading
When I moved 2,200 miles from Indiana to Portland, Oregon three years ago, I didn’t have the means to bring a lot of stuff with me. This meant leaving a fairly large collection of books behind. It’s only recently that I’ve had a chance to start slowly accumulating books again, and in a place like … Continue reading