Thought for the Day:“All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” ~ Chuck Close, painter ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:My blogging buddy Greg Pattridge from Always in the Middle was kind enough to forward a link all about writing body language. He found useful and so do I, so I will… Continue reading More #MGGetsReal and a Fabulous GIVEAWAY!!!
Thought for the Day:“Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.” ~ Paul Theroux ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Getting the details right is so important. HERE are some good resources and tips from Marianne Knowles at Writers’ Rumpus to help you out. Janice Hardy always has important posts. This is no exception. HERE she… Continue reading A Visit from Shannon Wiersbitzky
Thought for the Day: "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." Berke BreathedGifts for My Writer Friends: A good article can be found HERE on 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Dialogue. Great article HERE on “Write What You Don’t Know.” And for another take on why you should write what you don’t… Continue reading Steering Toward Normal — Review and Giveaway
Thought for the Day: “Only put off till tomorrow what you are willing to die left undone.” ~ Pablo Picasso ~Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kathy Temean at Writers and Illustrators has a great post called 15 Things to Consider When Writing Description. Click HERE to see it. It is really worth your time. In fact,… Continue reading What Flowers Remember — Review and Giveaway
Forget the crowds and the lines and staying up all night. Give the gift of stories and reading this year. AND you don’t have to spend a lot of time sorting through all the books out there. I’ve been writing book reviews for this blog and for the Sacramento Book Review this year, so I… Continue reading Forget Black Friday…and a Book Give-Away
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. Oh, and I love comments. Spurring me on this week is the following quote:"Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed." ~ Ray BradburyFor… Continue reading Book Giveaway and Author Interview with Debut Author Shannon Wiersbitzky
"I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars." ~ Fred AllenI’m old enough to remember Fred Allen, so thought I’d pass this little quote along. It made me smile. And wonder about my sanity just a little.I also have… Continue reading A Couple of Things and a Book Review of The Summer of Hammers and Angels