Saturday, April 29, 2006

Clifford Garstang's Blog

Check out Clifford Garstang's Pushcart Prize winning journals list here. While you're at it, check out his links. Pretty neat blog. And I love the name he chose, Perpetual Folly and the reason behind it. ~~GHC

We've Come... So Far?

My generation worked hard to earn equal pay and treatment in the workplace for women. This weird news story made me sad. Sadder still, I was not shocked that it took place in a federal government facility. ~~GHC

Monday, April 24, 2006

How Is Your Inner Child?

Well, at least I've been thinking about writing lately, so there's been some improvement.

Here's my latest dodge... the state of my Inner Child. Maybe that's my Muse too?

Your Inner Child Is Angry

You're not an angry person.
But when you don't get your way, watch out.
Like a very manipulative kid, you will get what you want.
Even if it takes a little kicking and screaming.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Famous Last Words

Great googly moogly! Has it been ten days since I last blogged?? I'll post more tomorrow but for now, here's a fun little test result. I assure you, it's pretty darned accurate! ~~Ginger

Your Famous Last Words Will Be:

"I can pass this guy."

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

What My Name Means (i.e., Girl Who Puts Off Writing)

If you guys haven't figured out by now that I'm piddling around, not writing or even trying to write, you're deluding yourselves (all two of ya).

Below is the result of my latest timewasting activity. ~~Ginger

What Your Name Means

Your number is: 3

The characteristics of #3 are: Expression, verbalization, socialization, the arts, the joy of living.

The expression or destiny for #3:
An Expression of 3 produces a quest for destiny with words along a variety of lines that may include writing, speaking, singing, acting or teaching; our entertainers, writers, litigators, teachers, salesmen, and composers. You also have the destiny to sell yourself or sell just about any product that comes along. You are imaginative in your presentation, and you may have creative talents in the arts, although these are more likely to be latent. You are an optimistic person that seems ever enthusiastic about life and living. You are friendly, loving and social, and people like you because you are charming and such a good conversationalist. Your ability to communicate may often inspire others. It is your role in life to inspire and motivate; to raise the spirits of those around you.

The negative side of number 3 Expression is superficiality. You may tend to scatter your forces and simply be too easygoing. It is advisable for the negative 3 to avoid dwelling on trivial matters, especially gossip.

Your Soul Urge number is: 6

A Soul Urge number of 6 means:
With a number 6 Soul Urge, you would like to be appreciated for your ability to handle responsibility. Your home and family are likely to be a strong focus for you, perhaps the strongest focus of your life. Friendship, love, and affection are high on your list of priorities for a happy life. You have a lot of diplomatic tendencies in your makeup, as you a able to rectify and balance situations with an innate skill. You like working with people rather than by yourself. It is extremely important for you to have harmony in your environment at all times.

The positive side of the 6 Soul Urge produces a huge capacity for responsibility; you are always there and ready to assume more than your share of the load. If you possess positive 6 Soul Urges and express them, you are known for your generosity, understanding and deep sympathetic attitude. Strong 6 energy is very giving of love, affection, and emotional support. You may have the inclination to teach or serve your community in other idealistic ways. You have natural abilities to help people. You are also likely to have artistic and creative leanings.

If you have an over-supply of 6 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative traits common to this number. With such a strong sympathetic attitude, it is easy to become too emotional. Sometimes the desires to render help can be over done, and it can become interfering and an attitude that is too protective, rather than helpful. The person with too much 6 energy often finds that people tend to take advantage of this very giving spirit. You may tend to repress your own needs so that you can cater to the demands from others. At times, there may be a tendency in this, for becoming over-loaded with such demands, and as a result become resentful.

Your Inner Dream number is: 6

An Inner Dream number of 6 means:
You dream of guiding and fostering the perfect family in the perfect home. You crave the devotion from offspring and a loving spouse. You picture yourself in the center of a successful domestic unit.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Writing For Blogs

I'm not sure how much fun posting fiction on my blog really is. I can't post anything truly good, anything I plan to have published, because then I've blown first publication rights. Most of the personal work (memoirs, mostly) that I've posted are first drafts, so they don't reflect my true skill.

This goes for other writers as well. Then there's the additional problem that people think they've read you and know what you're capable of, when the truth is that you're posting unedited, third-class work. Sigh.

There has to be a better way to share work with the public. If I figure it out, I'll let you know. In the meantime, check out some of Clara Chandler's columns over at the Horror Library. Recently she's interviewed some interesting folks. This month's Fresh Meat at The Horror Library features an interview with Eddie Allen, the kooky talented artist responsible for the creepy morphing portraits he calls "Haunted Memories." Click here to read the interview. Wander around the rest of the site if you're into horror. There are some great stories waiting to grab you.

Be sure to leave a comment, and tell 'em Ginger sentcha. ;-)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

My Brain's Pattern?

Your Brain's Pattern

Structured and organized, you have a knack for thinking clearly.
You are very logical - and you don't let your thoughts get polluted with emotions.
And while your thoughts are pretty serious, they're anything from boring.
It's minds like yours that have built the great cities of the world!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Word Verification Character Names -- Why not?

Lately I've been thinking about incorporating some of the word verification letters in my work as character names. Qqcexsm, Blighelmti, Ykixulq, Nixxmt, Encpl and many others all sound like intriguing character names. Imagine King Nixxmt sending Knight Qqcexsm out to slay the Beast Ykixulq. He and his good comrads, Blighelmti and Encpl... You get the idea. Heck, it beats John Graham and Michael Jones.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Happy Birthday, You Know Who You Are!

Image hosting by PhotobucketHappy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
You look like my brother
And you smell like him too!

Hope you've had a wonderful day, and sorry I got this posted so late.