Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
April 10: Twin Lakes Writers http://www.twinlakeswriters.org/
Friday, March 26, 2010
sunshine next week. The garden is flooded again this year. The daffodils
shine bright through rain and flog as they invite me to the woods to see
the Redbuds displaying a touch of red covering all the small branches.
I can't wait to spend a few hours turning the brown leaves, pulling
unwanted grass, and weeds. I want to discover who has taken up homes
in all the holes in the ground and old trees. More fun!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Remember, voting starts today. Go to David L Harrison blog to vote for your favorite March poem on the word "Life".
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Fleischman, known for his humor and nose for history, wrote more than 50 children's books, including 'The Whipping Boy' and 'By the Great Horn Spoon!,' as well as biographies for young readers.
March 21, 2010By Dennis McLellan
Sid Fleischman was a successful suspense novelist and screenwriter whose credits included the screenplay for his novel "Blood Alley" when he decided to write a book that his young children could read so they would understand just what it was he did at home all day.
"I seem to have written a children's book," Fleischman wrote to his agent in New York. "If you're not interested, just drop it in the waste basket."
Saturday, March 20, 2010
HELPFUL TIPS: Below is a hint of helpful information you will find on Nancy Sanders website:http://nancyisanders.com/
Make Your Own Reference Book. It’s also a great idea to make your own notebook of favorite passages in books, favorite Scriptures or quotes, and even favorite words such as buzz, zany, or zingers. It comes in handy when you’re stuck in the land of writer’s block.
Click on Writer Zone: Helpful Tips for Writers - A list of Basic Tools of the Trade. I discovered Nancy on the Writer magazine enewsletter I receive. She writes an online column: Writing for Children.
Friday, March 19, 2010
The Blood Red Pencil was incorrect. Correction: http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Happy St. Patrick's Day. The wearing of green or be prepared to get pinched.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Show Don't Tell: blog 3-16-2010 and Your Editor Wants a Rewrite: blog 9-30-2009
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Warnings and cautions for writers about literary frauds, scams, deceptions, and pitfalls.www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/ - Cached - Similar
Thumbs down agency list
Print-on-demand self-publishing ...
Alerts for writers
Contests and awards
About writer beware
More results from sfwa.org »
THUMBS DOWN AGENCY LIST
Jan 28, 2010 ... Below, in alphabetical order, is a list of
the currently active literary agencies about which Writer
Beware has received the largest number
http://www.sfwa.org/for.../writer-beware/thumbs-down-agency/ - Cached - Similar
Writer Beware Blogs!
Writer Beware, a publishing industry watchdog group sponsored by the
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America with additional support
from the Mystery
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/ - Cached - Similar
Writer's Market book - Check out the last pages to find a list
of all the professional organizations for the different genres and
the different industry organizations for writers. There is a lot of helpful
information if you connect with the sources for the different genres you
may be interested in.
Check Missouri Writers website http://www.missouriwritersguild.org for all the different writers groups at Springfield and other areas of the state.
Friday, March 12, 2010
For more information and location click on their
website http://www.twinlakeswrites.org/ I tried to place them
as one of my followers, but they have no "Feed."
So they show up as Page 1 on my blog list. Check us out!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
New Winter Moon by Hard Fault - Download New Winter Moon on iTunes
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Before I share last week’s, “So goes life,” I must share this
new illustrator. Dan Burr was brought to my attention through
David’s book, PIRATES. I am so glad that our library ordered
three of his books. I have enjoyed reading and learning from them.
Dan Burr is an outstanding illustrator. He paints large double-page
spreads and single pages that appear as if they were 3-D. I almost
felt as if the pirates would capture me with each page I turned. Here
is Dan’s blog http://dburr.blogspot.com. He is from Tetonia, Idaho.
I lived in Idaho coming and going for several years: Cottonwood, Weiser,
Meridian, Boise and Twin Falls.
Last week was a busy turned upside down week. One of our
ten monkey squirrels lost its balance on its regular road home.
Up, up the dogwood tree to the light post to the tip top to start
its journey across the line to the neighbor’s woods and home.
I was watching, when I heard a loud boom and the little body
dropped to the ground. My heart dropped with it. I wondered
if that was Mrs. M who came to my window for her peanuts. Oh,
I hoped not. We were out of electricity until it was repaired about
The next day the road crew put our water out of commission.
We had no water for about two days and then the boil order
went into effect for a couple more.
Then of all things I decided to change servers to be able
to have more speed and no more dial-up. I thought I had
checked out everything, that maybe, I knew what I was doing.
Well, I found out I didn’t know much. I feel I have lost many
connections I had acquired since I started blogging in the
fall of 1997. I am still waiting for the speed and an email
connection. Life is so unpredictable. I’ll put this to the side
and worry about the possibly of tornado arriving. Well, I
can’t do anything about that either.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Check the website of illustrator Rich Davis http://www.pickanddraw.com
Friday, March 05, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Don't Tell. It is Ozark Writer's & Illustrator's for Children's great pleasure to host Leslie J. Wyatt this coming Saturday.
Come prepared for a 45-60 minute workshop. Brush up on the why, when and where to show or tell and how to do it effectively. Rich in sensory detail and geared to challenge and inspire, Leslie's presentation includes interactive writing exercises that will give you opportunity to apply what you learn. A Q&A session follows, time permitting.
Coffee and light snacks Will be provided.
Join us at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expwy, Springfield, MO.
The general meeting 9:00 to 10:30 with a Critique session to follow.
If you would like to RSVP or if you have questions, please let Naomi Shaw know at firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: http://www.owaic.org/
Monday, March 01, 2010
The Woodland Garden: Saturday, I took a walk through my garden to see if Spring had started to sing. What a small note I found reaching for the sun. One bright cheerful crocus. That is all. The daffodils' green leaves are up displaying their frost burned tips.
The ladybugs and small wasps are entering my space where I had the unwelcome sign up. They are welcome to stay in the garden, but not in my Garden Studio. The snow birds are leaving and the robins are taking over. Everyday is filled with small surprise. Enjoy the day!
(c)Photo by Mary Nida Smith