Friday, November 16, 2012

Put Your Ideas on Paper, Don't Continue to Dream.

Since “facebook” has come into each one of our lives do you feel your writings, blogging and keeping up your website last slowed down – I do. Facebook is good for a short note to connect with your fans, people with the same interest and family. But, do we get too involve trying to fill an hour or two of lonely space when we should be writing? How many articles or books would you have started or finished if you had stayed off the internet? Oh, I am sooo guilty. I do continue to write my monthly column, "Twin Lakes Area Writers" for the Ozark Regional Arts Council's newsletter.

I feel blog posting is important, very important to promote yourself and your products (writing, books or other creative forms). Interweave some of your personal interest; I love to garden, draw and photograph nature. Continuously writing blog post, books, or articles in my head does no one any good, most of all me. It causes me to feel I am failing as a writer and I know keeping up a blog does jump start my writing. I love to write, but distraction can slow me down to a snail’s pace. I have several children fiction book manuscripts finished and a few nonfiction books outlined to include photographs.

Kids Magazine (ezine) Writers, edited by Jan Field closed. I wrote an article on how important blogging was for her last issue. I just discovered author Evelyn B. Christensen
( is continuing to provide information on magazines that
have closed and submission guidelines to ones that are open.

I spoke on the basics of creating a blog and how it can promote you and your work Wednesday, November 7th at The Spring River Branch of the League of American pen Women. President, C J Clark and members made me feel at home and I enjoyed hearing what has been happening in their lives. On Saturday, November 17, at the Twin Lakes Writers, I will be speaking beyond the basics of having a blog, including connects I have made by starting a blog before my first book was release. I hope a few of the writers will find this useful.

Ideas? My head is full of them, one after the other, but they serve no purpose there. They must be put down on paper, one after the other. - Camilo Jose Cela

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