Miss Behaved Holidays

For two years Miss Behaved appeared in a local paper – I know, a real paper.  Now I want to periodically share some of her here in my blog. Spoiler Alert:  You will learn nothing. Dear Miss Behaved, In November I find myself uncomfortably straddling the holidays.  One foot in a tray of back –to- … Continue reading Miss Behaved Holidays

Telling Your Story

After Tidying  Everything Up Write Everything Down You cleaned and purged. Every item in your house now brings unimaginable joy. What about everything in your life?  Today you have the opportunity to create the next big improvement in your life –  your story. Are you telling the right story? When you tidy up  – did you notice that each … Continue reading Telling Your Story

How to Build A Fantasy World

How do you build a whole world? Lord of the Rings, Disc World, Game of Thrones, Handmaid’s Tale — These fantasy series are as much about their world as they are about the characters and story. Done right, the world itself becomes reason enough to read the book. That is why world building is important and daunting. Readers love … Continue reading How to Build A Fantasy World

The Subversion of Napping

For two years Miss Behaved appeared in a local paper – I know, a real paper.  Now I want to periodically share some of her here in my blog. Spoiler Alert:  You will learn nothing. It doesn’t take many kitchen conversations to realize that there is something afoot. Miss Behaved people are pleased to note … Continue reading The Subversion of Napping

The Quick, Very Fast Food Movement

My new sister-in-law has a collection of beautiful handmade cookbooks.  They are arranged in chronological order based on the day and hour when the recipe first appeared on the table.  Each recipe is carefully copied out in calligraphy and illustrated with a photo of the family enjoying their new taste sensation.   During the holidays, she … Continue reading The Quick, Very Fast Food Movement

Welcome to Camp Sugar Cereal

For two years Miss Behaved appeared in a local paper – I know, a real paper.  Now I want to periodically share some of her here in my blog. Spoiler Alert:  You will learn nothing. The Brochure “At Camp Sugar Cereal, your child will be treated with the utmost respect and indulgence since Grandma loves … Continue reading Welcome to Camp Sugar Cereal

Do women exaggerate? Hell yes, as long as it’s funny.

At a recent workshop, I was asked about humor, how to be funny.  I regaled the group with stories about American female humorists with the caveat that I had not written the book on humorists.  Then realized, hey, I  but DID write my Master’s Thesis on them.  Why not share a bit about the history … Continue reading Do women exaggerate? Hell yes, as long as it’s funny.