Thursday, July 14, 2011

Piney D Press: Open Call For Submissions!

Piney D Press: Open Call For Submissions!: "CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Piney D Press is seeking submissions for an anthology about cults and their impact on our lives. We are not provid..."

Writing Prompt from Gore Vidal

Write something even if ti is just a suicide note!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Quality Over Quantity

Today is the day in 1960 that Harper Lee's one and only published work, To Kill A Mockingbird, was released. It was a bestseller almost immediately and received a Pulitzer Prize less than a year later on May 1, 1960. Librarians have voted it the best novel of the twentieth century.

Also on this day, adult and children's book author E.B. White was born in 1899 in New York. Charlotte's Web, Trumpet of the Swan, and Stuart Little remain three of my favorite read-a-louds to school age children. They always seem to delight and never get old.

Birthday greeting should also go out to:
Jane Gardam (A Long Way from Verona)
Patricia Polacco (Chicken Sunday, Pink and Say, etc)
James Stevenson ( I Meant to Tell You)

What is Your Books Bottom Line?

I just completed article 1 of a 4 part series for Creativity Portal about finances for authors!

 It will be published online this month! Here's the link to my previous article about creating characters
!Painless Peeps-fun way to create characters-from Deb Simpson

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Writers Conference in Franklin TN!

It's too hot to do anything outdoors, so come to The Good Cup, order some refreshing iced ginger mango tea, and practice your writing skills -- crafting publishable essays! There are a few spots left. Attached is a registration form for your convenience. Please feel free to pass this on to any of your writing friends. Thank you!
A 2-session series for writers of creative nonfiction--essays, memoir...
in the cozy coffee-shop environment of The Good Cup in Grassland
Two Thursday Evenings
July 14 and July 21
6:00 — 8:00 PM
The Good Cup Coffee Shop in Grassland
2181 Hillsboro Road; Franklin TN 37069
$70 (covers four hours of classes, handouts, and a free manuscript evaluation)
Sponsored by The Good Cup and TurnStyle Writers
Kathy Rhodes
TurnStyle Writing, Editing & Publishing Solutions, Founder and Senior Writer/Editor