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
November is packed full of writing opportunities. It seems like more and more pop up each year. Here are a few of the writing opportunities this November: #NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month (NaNo) This is the most well-known writing challenge in November. Basically, NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write 50,000 words during November. Broken up by … Continue reading
I’m sorry for the lack of blog updates recently, but I have lots of news. This month must be the month for writing events. So far I’ve attended the Ozark Creative Writers Conference, the Poets Roundtable of Arkansas’s National Poetry Day, and next weekend one of the local poetry groups meets. In addition, I have … Continue reading
At DragonCon I attended a panel with Terry Brooks and his current editor. One of the questions that came up was how Terry’s writing style has evolved throughout his writing career. Terry Brooks began writing with his Shannara series. The first book was a Tolkien-like sword and sorcery type fantasy. He has also written the Word and … Continue reading