Monday, June 25, 2012

Highlights Foundation Workshop

I got to attend a Highlights workshop at the beginning of the month.  It was the condensed nonfiction workshop with Peter Jacobi.  He is great, he is like an editors editor.  He writes articles to teach editors.

Those who know me, know I have been working on articles to sub to Highlights for Children.  One of the highlights of my trip was the evening Senior Editor, Debra Hess, came by for dinner.  I had been in touch with her through emails, but it was great getting to meet, and talk with her.

From left to right - Rick (that's me) Peter Jacobi, and Debra Hess.
They are all so nice. They are all down to earth, real people.

Family Reunion

Had a great time this past Saturday at my wife's family reunion. We got to take a day off from the shop, thanks to my son, Tylor.  Had fun all day at one of the local city parks.  It was refreshing being outside all day and not having to work or run a chainsaw.  I got some ideas for story content just watching, and listening to everyone.

(left) Harry Stock from PA, and (right) ME from TN

Saturday, June 9, 2012

My first writer's workshop at Highlights!

Okay, I love the Highlights Founders Workshops.  I attended the one above from Jun 3-6. The leader was Peter P. Jacobi.  He has done it all! Yes, everything Nonfiction and article writing.  My favorite part was the section on interviews.  Last week I was asking questions about interviews on The Writers Retreat boards.

This was great.  More to come!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Guess What!

If you are following me, keep checking back.  I have a surprise. That's all for now.