Browsing All posts tagged under »writing«

My Life, Now Available on Kindle

May 23, 2016

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  At some point in the recent past, Life in the Boomer Lane noticed that she had written an alarming number of posts, since starting her blog in 2010. Several of these were seriously worth reading. Most were marginally worth reading.  All were read by at least somebody.  The realization was pretty overwhelming. She decided […]

Life in the Boomer Lane Enters A Contest

February 11, 2014

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Life in the Boomer Lane suspects that many of you are quite busy right now, gathering up whipping cream, soft restraints, and dog-eared copies of Fifty Shades of Grey for your Valentine’s Day festivities. She does, however, ask you to set aside your own lives for a moment in order to enhance hers. The folks at Midlife […]

This is My 500th Blog Post

December 1, 2013

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There’s a great book by Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Harold, a sixty-something retired man, leaves his house in England one day with no other intention than to mail a letter to a former co-worker who is dying of cancer in a hospice at the northern end of the country. Harold passes […]

Blogging Your Way to Fame and Fortune

October 27, 2013

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There’s a great piece in the NY Times Sunday Review by Tim Kreider, titled “Slaves of the Internet, Unite.”. Kreider is a writer, a real writer, lauded and respected. But he is caught in the same morass that we Lowly Worm bloggers are caught in when it comes to being expected to give our work […]

Ana, You Have No Gag Reflex!

April 24, 2012

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Let us start with a confession: When I wrote my scathing and witty series on The Fifty Shades of Grey books, an astute reader/fellow blogger commented by providing what she felt was the best quote in the book.  Since then, this Sesquipedalian Songstress of Syntax has been trying to find a post to write in […]

Thrust into London for Deep and Penetrating Research

March 13, 2012

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Three people have now expressed their desire to have me continue with my posts on the Fifty Shades of Grey books.  In my literary universe, this constitutes a veritable groundswell, and I’m up to the challenge.  The third installment in the series, in which Christian and Ana test the ease, efficiency, and calorie count of […]

Fifty Shades of Grey

March 3, 2012

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Betty of Heifer 12X12, has alerted me to a book touted on the Today Show and across the planet, 50 Shades of Grey.  I knew it had something to do with eroticism and SM, so I intended to do some deep research before writing this post.  But, like the team on Fox News, I believe […]

Tips for Successful Self-Publishing

June 10, 2011

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The world of self-publishing, like baby equipment and politician’s sexcapades, has become a lot more complicated in recent years.  In the case of self-publishing, this is a good thing.  Self-publishing used to be called “vanity press.” Pay a sum of money, have a bunch of books printed, sock them away somewhere and then give them […]

My Psychic Menage-A-Trois

May 15, 2011

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  To celebrate my birthday, two friends (Roni and Susan) and I went to a psychic. This was no ordinary psychic.  This was a psychic who had been on TV and who cavorted with other famous psychics and who was here for a one-time-only event.  I was sold. Count me in and take my hard-earned […]

I Get Royalties and You Don’t

February 10, 2011

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It’s that time of year, the annual arrival of the 1099 with the year’s royalties I have received for my novel.  I’ll pause for you to take this in.  MY NOVEL.  As in, I WROTE A NOVEL.  AND I GET ROYALTIES.  So, you may wonder, how did this amazing and spectacular thing come about?  When […]