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
by Neva Bodin When my precocious daughter was four, she decided she could ride my old bike which was designed for a seven or eight year old. Tall for her age, people meeting her for the first time thought she was six, so while it was certainly unwieldy for her, she could steer and pedal … Continue reading False or Healthy Pride?
Post by Doris McCraw I'm in the midst of writing a novel due to be released in January. I'm also writing a paper for the library districts history symposium. Additionally, I'm thinking of taking the nanowrimo challenge this November. So you may wonder why I chose 'Some Thoughts on History' as the subject of this … Continue reading Some Thoughts on History
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
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
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
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction If you are a woman many of you have run into a problem with your slip showing below your hemline. Not only does it look unprofessional, when someone brings it to your attention you are embarrassed. I’ve actually seen a woman standing near me whose … Continue reading How to Tell if Your Slip is Showing!
By L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction I received the letter "F" for the A-Z Blog challenge. Since my maiden name is Flory I thought about writing about that, but the Forked Road seemed better-suited to this blog. I hope you enjoy it. We have all been down the forked road, but why do some take … Continue reading Fork in The Road
I read a freelance writing blog recently where the author discussed his favorite writing books. There were classics such as Shrunk and White’s The Elements of Style and Steven King’s On Writing. He also listed Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. He stated that this was a mediocre book that became an international bestseller so … Continue reading Writing Resources by Erin Farwell
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction I don’t outline my books. I guess you’d call me a spontaneous writer. But I do write out a few notes for reference. The following is how I would write the notes for an autobiography. I could write for years on the memories these facts evoke. I … Continue reading Down Memory Lane