100th Post! Ruminations about reading, writing, and TV adaptations

Wow, it’s been a long time since I posted in my blog! I guess that’s what happens when you are in graduate school. The past 9 months I feel as though I have done nothing but read and write, but that reading and writing was to fill my brain with knowledge and not for pleasure … Continue reading

When I used to write poetry…

I used to write constantly. Relentlessly. Much of it was poetry. In high school, beyond passing notes to friends or creating a continuing story in a notebook that passed hand to hand I wrote in my journal. I had little bound books, decorated somewhere. I feel like I felt things so strongly, so intensely. Ideas … Continue reading

Interview for The Daily Creative Writer

A few months ago I was interviewed along with a few other bloggers by Elizabeth Cutright of The Daily Creative Writer.  This interview was really fun to do and it was exciting to see the responses of other bloggers to the same questions (it was especially an honor to be included in an interview with … Continue reading

My Biggest Punctuation Pet Peeve (That You Probably Do)

I’m not a perfect writer, I’ll admit it.  I occasionally misuse affect and effect, and I am a terrible speller (thank goodness for spell check).  But there are certain things that irk me when I see them, and there is one thing that I’m seeing a lot of lately: the misused apostrophe after an acronym. … Continue reading

Dreaming of Electricity

Except from my NaNoWriMo novel.  Copyright 2011 Bahia Simons-Lane I was sitting in a car in Gunma Prefecture staring at the scenery rushing by.  It was unfamiliar and exotic; rice fields submersed partially in water and mountains on the horizon.  The journey to my own new home was almost complete and the adrenaline I had … Continue reading