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Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #203 – “I Had a Dream”

The James Webb Space Telescope says hi.

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned.

Oh, and if y’all detect any irony, please believe me when I say it comes straight from the universe and not your kindly Uncle Larry B. read article

LB: My Battle with Aphasia

by Larry Brody

It drives me crazy whenever I can’t easily reach into my brain and come up with the word I intended to use when I begin talking or writing. I’ll have it solidly positioned as I start the sentence, but when I reach where it’s supposed to go – the word is gone, gone, gone from my mind.

This morning, in a cleverly thought-out attempt to solve the problem, I sat down to make a list of the words (all nouns, FWIW) that have been hiding from me so I can refer to the nasty buggers as needed.

Here’s what I’ve got so far:

WGAW August, 2022 Calendar

A Public Service Announcement if ever there was one. Here’s what going on, socially and professionally, at the Writers Guild of America West this month:

August 2022

Until further notice, the Guild has suspended in-person committee meetings and events, member meetings, and screenings at the Writers Guild Theater. Virtual events are listed below. Members must RSVP in advance to receive access info to participate in online events. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #202 – “Making It”

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned. read article

“Fluff in Writing”

Derek Haines talks about the dreaded F word and how to – ulp – wipe it away.

And no, it has nothing to do with pillows or pleasing your partner. It’s our readers we’re talking about pleasing now.

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