Tag Archive: writing

Sep 11

Songs About Writing

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In July 2013, I got together with three of my fellow writers, www.catherinekean.com, www.nancyrobardsthompson.com, and www.carocarson.com to present a workshop on the rapidly changing publishing industry. We presented information on traditional and self-publishing, including anticipated costs, marketing strategies, etc. Basically everything a writer needs to know to make the decision whether to seek traditional publishing or …

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Jun 09

Tiny Birds and Other Fragile Things

trapped-bird

Sunday morning a bird became trapped in our pool’s screened enclosure.  I’ll admit the screen needs some maintenance.  Our screen’s battle scars include a tree tear, squirrel nibblings, and even a three cornered tear in the roof from an angry cat. Despite four hurricanes trailing over us in 2004, we didn’t experience enough damage to call …

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May 29

Flash Fiction

After reading a wonderful Flash Fiction piece by  Sally Franklin Christie, I remembered how much I love this form of fiction for the extremely short attention span. In case you aren’t  familiar with the concept, Flash Fiction is a complete story with all the necessary elements: plot, characters, etc. contained in 1000 words or less. …

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May 20

A Tale of Three Pillows

The Three Pillows

Once upon a time a young girl knelt on the floor beside her mother as the woman opened a deep wooden chest. Trembling with curiosity,  the girl leaned forward to see the treasures in the chest. A shimmer of gold beneath an old book caught her attention. “What is this, Mama?”  Mama laughed and tugged …

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May 19

Travel Serendipity–The Copper Penny Ranch, Tularosa, NM

Jonas gives Teresa tips on handling Storm

ser-en-dip-i-ty n The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.  Perfect travel would always be serendipitous, don’t you think? A happy journey of sweet and memorable events?  Alas, travel is hardly ever perfect. Even the best laid plans fall victim to traffic jams, mechanical failures, operator error.  In April we took our new motor-coach on …

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Sep 10

Think About Entering RWA’s Golden Heart Contest

You know it’s almost fall when the kids head off to school and yet-to-be published writers begin to think about whether to enter Romance Writer’s of America’s Golden Heart Contest. This is the premier contest for us. If you final in this prestigious contest, your work has risen to top of about 2,200 entries. After …

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