Posted by K.P. Gresham Billy Kring (author of the Hunter Kincaid Mystery Series and the Ronny Baca Mystery Series) is a perfect example of why I love research. He spoke to my local chapter of Sisters in Crime a few weeks back. I realized immediately he was the pot of gold I'd been looking for … Continue reading Research Pot of Gold, Thy Name is Billy Kring!
I wrote the following poem to the memory of W. F. “Dick” Ward, who operated an ice cream parlor on the Main Street of Fentress, Texas, and for nearly seventy years sold great big double-dipped ice cream cones to children of all ages. In all those years, the price remained the same: one nickel. The ice cream didn’t … Continue reading Ice Cream Cone, 1958
Posted by M. K. Waller There I went again. Blogging A to Z asked, "Can you post every day except Sundays during this month? And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?" And I said, "Yes." The good news is that I got off to an energetic start on April … Continue reading Day B2: Boo-boo or, The Whisky Rebellion #AtoZChallenge
Today Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, Renee Kimball. Posted by Renee Kimball Imagine being unable to read or to read at such a low level that you cannot understand a simple receipt, a renter’s lease, or your child’s homework, complete a job application, or learn a basic skill set. If one is … Continue reading Donate a Book–Save a Life
Today Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, Helen Currie Foster Posted by Helen Currie Foster I’m so used to the pressure of fast-moving fiction. “Does this scene advance the action?” “Should I pare down this description?” Now and then I’m reminded, though, of the need to take a dive. A deep, deep dive. … Continue reading The Deep Dive
Today Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, novelist K.P. Gresham Posted by K.P. Gresham Writing for me is both a compulsion and an exploration. I know, I know, they say "write what you know," but I'd add another clause on that. Write what you know and/or what you'd like to research. The best … Continue reading I Love Research and Nolan Ryan!
Posted by M. K. Waller A while back, I accepted a challenge to write a book review of Nancy Peacock’s memoir A Broom of One’s Own in only four sentences. Starting well before the due date, I wrote the first sentence of the review over and over, and deleted it over and over. For a while I wrote the … Continue reading 4-Sentence Review: A Broom of One’s Own
Posted by M. K. Waller Want to know how I think up topics for blog posts? Of course you do. I use several techniques: A topic comes to me about 9:00 p.m. and I write fast and then stay up all night fixing it (and hoping readers can tell it's been fixed), finding pictures, and … Continue reading Inspiration, Desperation, Suspiration, Broccoli…
Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, Ronel Janse van Vuuren Posted by Ronel Janse van Vuuren A few months ago I shared on my blog that someone tried to burn my property down. Anyhow, ever since then I didn’t go down to the compost heap (who wants to see the depressing scar?). But … Continue reading Lessons in Writing from the Compost Heap #writersjourney #amwriting
Posted by M. K. Waller ***** Why do writers write? Anyone who's ever sworn at a blinking cursor has asked herself that question at some point. Or at many, many points. ~ Meredith Maran In Why We Write, twenty authors answer that question. Below are quotations from six of their essays. *** I write because … Continue reading Why Do David Baldacci and I Write?