Barbara Boehm Miller
Fiction writer and creator of the character, Lola Rolls

Writing Life

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Nonce Word or Special Words for Special Times

A nonce word is defined as a word coined and used for a particular occasion or set of circumstances. The Steve Miller Band singing about the “pompatus of love” in that song, The Joker, is a good example– not to mention my personal favorite. (Full disclosure: For a long time, I thought it was the […]

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Blog, Interrupted

I have started and restarted this blog post many times in the past few days, mostly because I am determined not to let this area of my writing languish. My goal has been to write one post per month. That rather modest deadline is a struggle now. Writing about not writing feels like the lowest […]

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Friday, March 6, 2020

#PitMad: It’s A Thing

Yesterday I took part in my very first #PitMad event. As you may or may not know, PitMad is: a) A group that wants to eliminate pit bull breeding and the keeping of pit bulls as pets; b) Conversely, pit bull lovers who advocate for the breed; c) A circle of hell dedicated to insanity […]

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