DAfRN: Prince Lestat

by Lori, @lorisizemore on 01.23.2015

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2014-09-26_01_56_290001I finished reading Prince Lestat a few weeks ago and while there weren’t a ton of dating tips, there was enough of a romance (human, no less) for me to glean some advice.

Dating Advice from Prince Lestat

  1. It’s helpful if your vampire father, who doesn’t know you exist, randomly saves and raises a human female who is both incredibly sheltered and had more bad stuff happen to her than anyone else in the history of ever.
  2. Don’t date your professors. Don’t date crazy men. Don’t date narcissists. This is all one tip because that was all the same guy. Also: avoid Drano.
  3. Human beings don’t fly. Not a dating tip, but come on.
  4. You may be too smart for your girlfriend if she doesn’t know tip three but you manage to escape two super powerful vampires by wits alone.
  5. You should both become vampires? Why the hell not. I’m out of advice here. Clearly, this was not my favorite coupling.

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Me, Elsewhere, on Writing

by Lori, @lorisizemore on 01.07.2015

in I'm kind of a big deal. not really.

I know I’ve been pretty absent over the holidays. Sorry, but… you know, holidays eat souls. On the upside, I’m posting today over at the Heart Shaped glasses blog about the new technique I’m using to develop a plan for writing every day. Please give it a read, comment if you like, and I’ll be back next week with something here.



Basically, I’m Always Right

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Guess who had to buy a hot water heater and spent 24 hours without hot water which, I know, is so first-world-whiny, but it was awful. Anyway, this happened. Me: That tank isn’t going to get by that pipe. Husband: Yes, it will. Three hours later… Husband: I had to take out that pipe. The […]

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What Writing Looks Like

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I am so. close. to writing the end on my novella. I have written all the scenes that set up the big bang scenes and the black moment. I’m crazy excited. And busy. So, I though I’d just share a picture with you about how insane writing can look to outsiders.   Click for a […]

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Worst. Fortune. Ever.

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Just Making Coasters

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So, just so you know how exciting and full my life is, I thought I’d update you. I am about three-fourths of the way through my novella set in the fifties. I’m really excited about it. My heroine is one hot mess and it’s so interesting for me to watch her arc. My friend, Landra, […]

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Writing Fodder: Thanksgiving with the Family


Note: This was written yesterday. Hope your holiday, if you celebrated one, was fabulous. I have been with my family for about 45 minutes. I have had wine, Cheetos, and coffee– my basic coping mechanisms. I adore my family. If I didn’t like them, I could avoid this altogether! It got me thinking, though. Families […]

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A Different Kind of Gift

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I’m using my post this week to complain about the horrid commercialism of the holidays. No, no. It’s to celebrate finishing up my shopping and doing it all online because, damn, people are rude in stores this time of year. Now that I’ve got my bah, humbug out of the way, I’ll get to my […]

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Rightness Reinforcement

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Me, to my husband: Remember when the cat kept peeing on the bed and I looked it up online? And I told you she was stress-peeing? You laughed at me, but we switched her to wet food, and I mixed it with water, and that totally did fix it? Him: Yeah…? Me: Good times, good […]

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Why I Don’t Finish All the Books

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But, as life got busy, and I spent my time raising kids and working to earn my book money, I realized time also had value. Quite a lot of value, actually. And, then, one day I gave myself permission to quit books. I read avidly. I love reading. And life is too short to not enjoy every word I consume.

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