So, You Want to Write A Book…

    This post by Keri De Deo   When I meet people and mention that I'm an author and editor, they often launch into their book writing aspirations. They end the discussion with the statement, “But I don’t know where to start.” Yes, Lewis Carroll said, “Begin at the beginning,” but it’s not as … Continue reading So, You Want to Write A Book…

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What Editors Want

Posted by Keri De Deo In his book, On Writing, Stephen King talks about two different kinds of writing: writing with the door closed and writing with the door open. First, you write with the door closed. That means you write for yourself. After you’ve done that, you open the door and revise your writing … Continue reading What Editors Want

The Power of Poetry

Post (c) Doris McCraw What is it about poetry that touches the soul? What makes certain combinations of words haunting, happy or beautiful? This poem by Helen (Hunt) Jackson may help us understand the power of words. Glimpses As when on some great mountain-peak we stand, In breathless awe beneath its dome of sky, Whose … Continue reading The Power of Poetry

History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District's History Symposium.  The topic this year was "Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region".  You can view a portion of it on face book here: https://www.facebook.com/PikesPeakLibraryDistrict As I sat and listened, along with … Continue reading History’s Value

Disasters

Post (c) Doris McCraw Disasters! You may be thinking I'm out of my mind, especially with all the media covering the events of the last few years. Well, that's exactly why I am writing about disasters. You see, the local library district released their book "Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region", based on the history … Continue reading Disasters

Anticipation

Post (c) Doris McCraw For those who are old enough, Carly Simon had a hit back in the day with the song 'Anticipation'.  The words tell the story of someone who is anticipating a relationship. Listening to it the other day the thought ran through my mind that it is the feeling of what may … Continue reading Anticipation

Courage

This post (c) Doris McCraw All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain Faced with what is right, … Continue reading Courage

Re-Creation

Post (c) by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines What is it about the New Year that has us all making plans for what we will accomplish in the months to come? Is it the idea of starting over? Probably. I would submit that we should treat each day as a start over. A re-creation if you will. … Continue reading Re-Creation