Maple bacon biscuits à la Smitten Kitchen

As a patron of my local library system, I have access to Library2go. (I didn’t pick the name.) Though Library2go’s collection is paltry because publishers suck, it has gems like Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Inside, I found the recipe for these maple bacon biscuits. (If you can’t get the book right now, there are […]

Visual vignettes for character and plot genesis

I write some of my best work as vignettes. When I conceptualize events that happen in a story, I build focused scenes with a certain mood and destination in mind. I extrapolate from there to make the scene. vignette: a brief evocative description, account, or episode Oxford Dictionary of English/New Oxford American Dictionary There are […]