Friday, August 27, 2010

Women Writers or illustrators do you multi-task? If you do, please share any quick hints to make it work. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NORTH CENTRAL CHILDREN'S WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS meet this Saturday, August 28th 1-3 p.m., at city hall Lakeview, AR. Next month we meet at the new Donald W. Reynolds Library. Laurel (Lonnie) will present a program exercise, "Show Don't Tell." Handouts and discussions on "Characters." Illustrators are important for they add to your characters. We will critique 4 pages of a manuscript so bring something to read or drawings to share.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Branson for the week-end. I left with two writer friends on Friday to join the Ozarks Writers League for open-mic at Boxcar Willie's Motel where we spent the night. Saturday, we attended the all day workshops at the College of the Ozarks. Friday night and Sat at breakfast we talked writing and brainstormed. Saturday morning I got up at five to work on an upcoming speaking engagement. I had a great time. I have so much work to do preparing for different things going on with the two writers groups I founded and I am the president for both. I am hoping in a year or two I'll be able to turn it over to new presidents. When I moved here January 1998, there was nothing, so I started the Twin Lakes Writers and we are continuing to grow.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

BOOKSALE AT THE OLD BAXTER COUNTY LIBRARY -THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
AUGUST 19,20 & 21

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ozarks Writers League meeting this week-end, check out their website http://www.ozarkswritersleague.org/

CHOICES

Choices we make
develops our character,
shapes our future,
our dreams,
our goals.

Don't blame others
for wrong choices
we make.
Or for the good choices
we made, but never
carried through.
(c) Mary Nida Smith

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

TWIN LAKES WRITERS meet Saturday, August14th from 9:30 a.m., to noon. Check their website http://www.twinlakeswriters.org/

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hi everyone, I have been out of state for three days.
I have lots of work to catch-up with and read all the latest news.
I had a great time.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Children's Market: I have been published in -
#Once Upon a Time, Audrey B. Baird, Editor.
#Fine Lines, Australian Chapter SCBWI newsletter
#MO Scribbles SCBWI
and for a short time I was the editor for the Arkansas
SCBWI pages of MO SCBWI.
#Illustration in the National SCBWI Bulletin
#Kid Magazine Writers - E-Zine, Editor Jan Fields.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


The Hungry Crocodile
is written & illustrated by Mary Nida Smith
The 8x10 book dummy cover didn't copy all.
It is a 32 page picture book w/27 drawings
done in watercolor and colored pencils.
Love is the word of the month on David's blog.
We are to write a poem on love.
This word to me is a word I am still trying to define.
"When another' person's needs are
as important as your own." - Abe Burrows