Golden Nuggests ~ Words I Was Meant to Hear Day 8~ #WW #amwriting

Golden Nuggets Words I Was Meant to Hear ~ Day 8   Lori May “Set realistic goals” SMART goals – S=Specific  M=Measurable  A=Achievable  R=Realistic  T=Timed Create a list of your “One Year Goals” and in a second column make a list of what it will take realistically to accomplish them. Ex. If you goal is…

Words I Was Meant to Hear Day 4 ~ #writingresources #amwriting #WW

Golden Nuggets Words I Was Meant to Hear ~ Day 4   George Shannon When coming up with ideas for children’s literature “Play, Have Fun, Don’t Focus on Perfect” Children’ts books are read to children, they connect to the sounds, rythym and language being spoken ~ “Children are touching with words” Andrea Brown One way to…

Words I Was Meant to Hear Day 3 ~ #writingresources #ww #amwriting

Golden Nuggets Words I Was Meant to Hear ~ Day 3   George Shannon “everything is context” “messages are for pamphlets” “My goal is to entertain and keep the reader engaged” rhythm of words is a way to engage readers.   Read My Day 2 Golden Nuggets Read My Day 1 Golden Nuggets 

Words I Was Meant to Hear ~ Day 2 ~ #writing #amwriting #WW

Golden Nuggets Words I Was Meant to Hear ~ Day 2 Kate Gale Understand why you are using something and think about the symbolism it holds in everyday life. Use words in such a way that it “pulls the reader into your mindset” Number 1 rule when editing – “cross out boring” Renda Dogde “Know what you want out…

Golden Nuggets ~ Words I Was Meant to Hear ~ #amwriting #writing

     Golden Nuggets Words I Was Meant to Hear It’s that time of year again for sharp pencils, pens and paper. Graduate students can’t live without these necessities as we jot down those important nuggets. I just got back from 10 days in Coupeville, Wa for my MFA Creative Writing residency where each semester we kick…

Writing Conferences and Aspiring Writers

  Writing Conferences and Aspiring Writers Writer Conferences are a great way to immerse yourself into the literary world. My article “Writer Conferences and Aspiring Writer Must Do’s” discusses five ways to enhance the benefits of attending.    Suite 101

#fridayflash Badges are Here!

Attention #fridayflash Writers and Readers!      I wanted to thank the staff at FFDO (Friday Flash Dot Com) for all the work they put into for the new badges. Check them out at Fresh Features. For the past few months I’ve been wanting a spritzed up #fridayflash badge to post on my blog. Without even knowing that this…

Hazy Summer Days, New Stories and First Drafts

Image by MrUllmi via Flickr Hazy Summer Days Is it really July already? I started the first week of June off fairly well, but as the days kept coming the “to do” lists kept piling up and writing, especially my blog, got pushed aside. July is here, so I started the first week off with a good ol’…

Birthday Weekend

  Birthdays Weekends My birthday is on Sunday, a weekend day. Which means I get to celebrate my birthday all weekend long! That’s right folks I’m stretching this sucker out. My birthday weekend will start with drinks with friends on Friday, dinner at a Moroccan restaurant with my family on Saturday and on Sunday a fancy breakfast and dinner…

Posting Your Writing, Will Someone Infringe on My Copyright?

Posting Your Writing, Is It a Good Thing? or Will Someone Infringe on Your Copyright?            The other day a Twitter writer friend told me something that made my skin crawl. A friend of hers published his work on his blog. When he went to publish it, Amazon informed him someone had already published his story. This is every writer’s nightmare. Yes, take…

Managing Writing and Parenthood

  Managing Writing and Parenthood On Saturday my two wonderful step-kids arrived on the plane for two months. It’s amazing how much they’ve grown and how their own style is beginning to shine. My summer will be filled with taking them to camps, the movies, planning meals, sightseeing, my day job- basically trying to be organized enough…