Thought for the Day: “I want to live other lives. I've never quite believed that one chance is all I get. Writing is my way of making other chances.” ~Anne Tyler~Some Gifts for My Writer Friends: If you write YA, Tween, or MG do not miss this incredible post from the folks at Adventures in… Continue reading Review of Dark of the Moon and Giveaway of The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones
Thought for the Day: "Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I'm always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it's very shocking to the system." ~Flannery O'Connor~ Some Gifts for my Writer… Continue reading Home from the Workshop and a Giveaway
Thought for the Day:Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower.… Continue reading I Am At a Workshop, But I Am Still Posting — and a Giveaway of The Mighty Quinn
Thought for the Day:“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” ~Linus Pauling~Here are some links that I think you will find valuable:For a good article on creating emotional frustration with GREAT examples and good exercises, click HERE. Want to know how to develop any idea in to a great… Continue reading A Review of Odette’s Secret and a Surprise Giveaway
Thought for the day: The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress." ~Philip Roth~A gift for my writer friends. I have a few links I think are really worth checking out. I’ve been so busy I haven’t been blogging very regularly – summer hours, you know – so I have more than my usual two… Continue reading Writer’s Retreat, Book Review, Giveaway, and More
Thought for the day: The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better, find the exact word, the apt phrase, the leaping simile.~ Robert CormierMy daughter Maggie sent the following link. It certainly is food for… Continue reading Invest in Yourself. You’re Worth It!
If you are reading this in your email, don’t forget to click on the headline to go to my blog. If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do. And please leave a comment. If you have trouble leaving a comment, please click on the title of the post and comments should pop up at the bottom.… Continue reading Chris Crutcher … Here … On My Blog … OMG … Not Kidding!!
It has been a while since I’ve posted, but I’ve been away at a writer’s retreat and have been far too busy to blog –in a good way.First, some news – I want to announce I had a poem (one that I really think is a rhyming picture book) called The Monster Hairy Brown, chosen… Continue reading A Magical Highlights Retreat
If you are reading this in your email, don’t forget to click on the headline to go to my blog. If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do.A year or so ago, my sister Tudy gave me a book she had enjoyed: Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen. I was transported to a small town… Continue reading Land of a Hundred Wonders by Lesley Kagen — A Book Review
If you are reading this in your email, don’t forget to click on the headline to go to my blog. If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do.I spent four days last week in Boyds Mills, Pennsylvania at a terrific workshop for writers of non-fiction. The wonderful people from Highlights Magazine run a series of workshops… Continue reading A Highlights Founders Workshop with Peter Jacobi