Archive for November, 2012

I Want to Write a Haiku for You
Encouragement

I Want to Write a Haiku for You

  My family and I spent a huge chunk of the weekend watching “Shark Tank” episodes. On one episode, a man named Steve Gadlin accepted Mark Cuban’s offer of $25,000/ 33% share of Steve’s company “I Want to Draw a Cat for You.” My family and I thought this was […]

Scraps
My Writing

Scraps

You may see a napkin, store receipt, bar coaster as nothing more than trash but I see a means of expression A scrap to craft a poem, a sentence to start a short story, an idea for a novel… Some of my best ideas are written in my car at […]

Encouragement
Encouragement

Encouragement

  I love when I run across something that encourages my writing when every cell in my body doesn’t want to. I was planning on being lazy tonight (even though I really have to finish an outline for my next novel) when I read “What Bestsellers Do Differently Than Everyone […]

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Book Reviews

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  Flynn opens Gone Girl from Nick Dunne’s point of view: “When I think of my wife, I always think of her head.” And a few paragraphs later, “Like a child, I picture opening her skull, unspooling her brain and sifting through it…” Right away, Nick reminded me of serial […]

The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling
Book Reviews

The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling

I haven’t read anything by J.K. Rowling, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Casual Vacancy. But after reading Amanda Hannah’s review, (from the YA Highway site) I was intrigued and quickly purchased a copy. In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed by the onslaught of characters. After reading a few chapters, […]

JRW Contest
Contests

JRW Contest

I’m entering my Young Adult Novel JADED in The James River Writers 2013 Best Unpublished Novel Contest. I’ve been a member of this writing organization for 3 years and it’s fabulous. For anyone interested, the deadline is (postmarked) Monday, December 17,2012. The entry fee is $25 and checks should be […]

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