This post is by M. K. Waller Where do writers get their ideas? More to the point, where do I get my ideas? When I blog, most of them are drawn from my life--things I've done, seen, heard, read about, or been told by trusted sources. It may take a while to choose one from … Continue reading My Life: Humdrum but Useful
This post by Lleander Author of Fearless Fiction One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn't belong, Can you tell which thing is not like the others By the time I finish my song? Did you guess which thing was not like the others? Did you guess which … Continue reading One of These Things Is Not Like The Others
This blog by Cher'ley Grogg So tired. I know from reading everyone’s blogs, this is the case with many of you. We go and go and go until we drop. So much to do and so little time. I have arrived in Florida, with all its glory and heat. This is a retirement community, but … Continue reading What Enriches Your Life? by Cher’ley
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
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction The following is from the diary of Bertha Maude Anderson before she became Inzared Queen of the Elephant Riders. The year is 1842, when Bertha was ten years old, seven years before the saga begins. I woke up, stretched my arms in the cotton nightgown I wore, jumped … Continue reading Christmas Past with Inzared, Queen of the Elephant Riders
This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg You’re away from home, and your calendar is not. What do you do? *** a. Roll it up like a sausage and take it with you b.Take a selfie with the calendar in the back ground c.Use a whole pad of Post-it notes and take the notes with you(Sticking … Continue reading To Jot or Not-Memory Joggers and Calendars by Cher’ley
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction If you listen to as many songs as I do you've probably listened to the stories they tell. The trick is to tell a story in 3 1/2 minutes or less, although established artists can get away with much longer songs. Some songs don't tell a story but contain … Continue reading When is a song a story?
This post by Frank Larnerd The rains uprooted the stone, near the stairs to the house. Flat and rectangle shaped, it seems to be crawling up from the earth, struggling through the grass and dirt of the hillside. The stone is the color of cheap hotel pillows, marbled with white seams of chert. It lays … Continue reading The Old Stone
Post by Mike Staton. Back in the spring of 2011 I emailed a newspaper analysis piece to my friend Sharon that forecasted what 10 American corporations would likely fold in the next several years. Sharon had just started a new job at one of the Las Vegas-area RadioShack stores. RadioShack was one of the corporations … Continue reading Hey, RadioShack, where’s the next TRS-80?
By L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction A good writer pays close attention to the five senses; smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste, all important to a story. The reader needs to have an idea of time and place to become actively involved in the book and it is more interesting if it contains the senses … Continue reading Do you have the good scents to be a writer?