Writing update

My latest publications and writerly shenanigans.


As always, blogging the word-nerd way. To celebrate Shakespeare Day, I rounded up some words the Bard coined or popularized, while for May Day, I delved into the origins of words related to the holiday. Next, I got extra excited about the premiere of The Avengers by writing about Marvel-ous Words, or words from Marvel Comics. Our post was featured at Comics Beat, The Angry Spark, Movie City News, and Red Eye Chicago of The Chicago Tribune.

For the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the man who brought us Sherlock Holmes, I wrote about mystery words and mystery solvers, which got a mention at The Rap Sheet, which specializes in crime fiction. For Morse Code Day, I explored the language of the telegraph, which was all an excuse to write about morse finger, sort of precursor to mouse elbow.

Finally, for the Mad Men season finale tomorrow night, I collected some Mad Men lingo. The post was featured at Wet Paint.

The Beautiful Anthology

I got my author copy!

The Beautiful Anthology

I’m in great company with a whole slew of writers from The Nervous Breakdown.

The book will be available very soon. In the meantime, go like the Facebook page, and check out this lovely write up in Sliver of Stone Magazine and this interview with Elizabeth Collins, the editor of the anthology.

Like Me (You Really Like Me)

Finally, I entered Work Stew‘s contest: “Write a letter to the bright-eyed job seeker interested in following in your footsteps. Illuminate. Opine. Advise.” The posts with the most Facebook likes become finalists. So go like mine now. :)


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