Monthly Archives: August 2010

Once Upon a Writer’s Dream

Once upon a time in a faraway land, there lived a writer of words known as a journalist who told the news. He wanted more than that, he wanted to write fiction. This thinker of a man did succeed in … Continue reading

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A Child’s Reading

I have been an avid reader all my life, but I am not one to hold on to books. I usually donate my books, once read, to my local library. For me to keep a book means it holds a … Continue reading

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I am a Writer

I do a lot of reading and research and at times, I feel I am a hamster on a spinning wheel. I want results and I want them now. That’s when I remember a favorite phrase that keeps me going, … Continue reading

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Anticipation

I’ve had a busy last two weeks. I’ve sent out 2 stories, entered 2 contests and done the first and second draft of a picture book. Now the waiting comes in.  I can’t just sit back and wait for something … Continue reading

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A Child’s Dream

Who doesn’t dream about being famous? When I was a child of 10 I already dreamed of being a famous writer. My best friend told me she would hold on to my letters as she expected me to be famous … Continue reading

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Speaking of Literary Merit

I do a lot of research, especially in regards to writer’s guidelines. A couple of days ago I read a writer’s guideline that said something to the effect that they only accept pieces that are of literary merit. They then … Continue reading

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If the Name Fits

Congratulations you’re delivering a new character – so you get to choose a name! This choice is very important as it can assist in connecting the reader to the story. If I am writing a story for young children I … Continue reading

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Books and Dating

I read an interesting article by Arielle Ford where she discusses the reasons someone buys a book. As for myself I will buy a book only if I can first actually hold it in my hand. I need to be … Continue reading

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What’s Your Bookmark?

I love to read many different books at a time.  So I need many bookmarks. My bookmarks are memory keepers. Some of them include actual bookmarks like the one that celebrated my local library’s grand re-opening or the one from … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Book Marketing

Just read an interesting piece in Publisher’s Weekly about a writer who took to the streets in a new tack for promoting his new children’s book. He stood for hours in line for the Queen to pass by so he … Continue reading

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