Let Your Words Flow

Let Your Words Flow
Let Your Words Flow

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ticking Time.

"Due to the fact that Monday comes on Tuesday this Wednesday my weekly Thursday blog will be on Friday this Saturday since Sunday is a holiday."

That's how my week is going.  Running late all week.  This is from a skit I saw Red Skeleton, one of my favorite TV comedians, do.  Of course he didn't have a blog, he was talking about a meeting.  I actually got to meet him in downtown Gatlinburg on April 3, 1980 I believe it was.

Any Way.  When you are running out of time, do you blog, even if you have nothing to say, or skip it?

I guess I post something just to stay active.  How 'bout you?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Busy times!

Spring is here. This means creating inventory for the shop and art shows. It also means KEEP WRITING.  That's what late nights and early mornings are made for.

I am still working on my novel.  By the way I won a free first chapter edit from - DearEditor.com.

I did complete my ICL course.
    Here is something one of the instructors said about my 10B.  I am kinda proud of it.  She is talking about Rodney, one of my characters.
“. . . In middle grade and YA fiction, character voice is THE most important thing a writer has to do. You’ve got to nail this, because readers can spot falsity in a heartbeat—and there’s nothing an adolescent disdains more than an adult trying to talk down to them. That’s what some manuscripts I see do: I can hear the adult writer in every word. In writing for middle graders and teens, one should never hear the author. In fact, it’s best if you can convince readers that you, the author, don’t exist; that the character himself is writing the story. Using first person is one way to do that, but it also has to do with the way you use language, and the insights and perceptions you give a character. You nailed all those with Rodney. . . 

“. . .Rodney’s voice reminds me of  Gantos, and that’s saying a lot.” 
                                                        Nancy Butts
She was speaking about Jack Gantos.

I am also working on some pieces for Highlights.

I'm having a blast even though I haven't been bloggin' a lot lately.  I'll get back into it and visit you all.

Monday, March 12, 2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012

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