Category Archives: My Writing Journey

Are You Up for Another Challenge?

Are You Up for Another Challenge?

“There is no Challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.” Michael F. Staley

 

According to Susanna Leonard Hill’s loyal tribe of followers, Summer, Short & Sweets was a smashing success.

Monday, Susanna launched a Fall, Short & Sweets Challenge, and if I’m not mistaken, the challenges will be every other Monday.

I’ve hoped on board, even though it’s Tuesday. And I’m still not offering sweets.

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How to Create a Masterpiece

How to Create a Masterpiece

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” John Ruskin

 

Tuesday night, a flock of writers swooped in and landed without incident into a cozy writer’s nest. Mother bird, and gracious hostess, Belinda Burston welcomed them with open wings.

Then wouldn’t you know it, in fluttered my friend and author, Brenda J. Wood, lugging a wacky book.

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Week 6 – Summer Short & Sweets Challenge – Have You Been Bullied?

Week 6 – Summer Short & Sweets Challenge – Have You Been Bullied?

This week, Susanna Leonard Hill’s Week 6 challenge is to come up with a pitch for a picture book. I offered sweets in my first pitch.

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Three Tips for a Successful Writing Career

Three Tips for a Successful Writing Career

Coming up with original posts each week is a challenge. On Monday’s, I write a “To Do List”. On this long list are the words, “Post a blog on Saturday”.

I take a deep breath and then exhale. “Great, I still have five days to come up with something half intelligent.”

At the beginning of the week, I’m surfing the net hoping something will inspire me. By Friday, I’m scouring the net, desperate for an epiphany to strike. Then I stumble across a quote. I have an “ah ha” moment. I’ve discovered a gem. Continue reading “Three Tips for a Successful Writing Career” »

Have You Taken A Writers’ Quiz?

Have You Taken A Writers’ Quiz?

I participated in an online writers’ quiz I found on Randy Ingermanson’s website. Randy is an award-winning author of six novels and one, non-fiction book. Continue reading “Have You Taken A Writers’ Quiz?” »