I think one of the on-going journeys in my life has been to find a place where I truly belong. Along the journey from the geeky girl with her nose in a book to the fledgling writer I am today, there have been a few times and places where I felt like I belonged, until someone … Continue reading
Last weekend I attended the Arkansas SCBWI Conference. (That’s the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference – for those uninitiated.) This was only the second time I’ve attended the conference, but it’s by far the best local writing conference I’ve attended. They always have great speakers, and there’s a family feel to the conference. … Continue reading
With Christmas less than a week away, have you completed your shopping? If not, here are 12 gifts of Christmas that you shouldn’t get the writer in your life this year. Journals. You know the ones: hardback, look like books but they are full of blank pages. Don’t buy it unless you want to add … Continue reading
Most of the books I read tend to be part of one series or another. I become attached to characters. I like to read more about them. I must know how their story turns out. I have to see the transformation; the redemption; the union of the love interest (which we will know will happen, … Continue reading
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This weekend in the mail I received my registration and contest entry forms for the 2012 Arkansas Writers’ Conference. I guess it’s that time of year to start planning which conferences to attend. For writers there are 3 types of conferences: Those you attend to network with other writers and learn more about the craft … Continue reading
As I try to do every couple of months, I made myself get out of bed early last Saturday morning to attend the local Poets Roundtable meeting. If you are not familiar with them, they are state-wide poetry organization with local branches all across Arkansas. They are also a member of the national organization NFSPS and being … Continue reading