Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Truths of a Shy Writer: Camping with a Purpose This Year

The April segment of Camp NaNoWriMo is right around the corner. The "camps" are sort of a warm-up for National Novel Writing Month in November.

Image for Camp NaNoWriMo - source: https://c394391.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/1425675511.jpg

Even if you're not participating, you can help support the cause! Terri Deno, creator of the Truths of a Shy Writer blog, has set up a page for donations to National Novel Writing Month to help her stay focused on her Camp Nano project and help the organization that supports it at the same time.

From the start of Terri's blog:
Truths of a Shy Writer: Camping with a Purpose This Year: So many of us just go through the day fulfilling our own wants and needs. And when we don't get those things, the world can turn pretty ...
Please click on the link to read her post and donate if you can!

Check Terri's Camp NaNoWriMo page HERE!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I'm Listed On NewPages Now!

I received an e-mail today from Katy Haas of NewPages. She has added my blog to their listing of Blogs of Poets and Writers. So I guess that means I'll have to keep writing since I don't want to look like a liar.

To get to my link quickly, click HERE. I'm there between Jessica and Logan, at least for today. I put the little red star in the picture—it's not on the site.

Image of my listing on NewPages.com

I'm not sure that's all that exciting since it just brings you back to here, but maybe a few more readers will drop by.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

FSF Challenge - Vindictive

Five Sentence Fiction badge from Lillie McFerrin Writes

This week's writing challenge
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes )
is based upon the prompt:


What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie posts one word for inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.

I have two this week because I've missed a few lately. I've been doing some other writing, and I'm way behind on that, too. Anyway, here they are!

#1 A woman scorned...

Sharp Girl

Image of woman tied to railroad tracks - Source: http://lilliemcferrin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/TiedToRailwayTracks.jpg

     Vanessa sat in the theatre where the old movies were playing, but her mind wasn't on the film. Brad had talked her into going, and then called to cancel at the last minute leaving her standing in the lobby with two tickets. If that wasn't bad enough, a friend sent a text telling her she'd seen Brad at the beach with another girl. She glanced up just as the scene of the helpless girl tied to the railroad tracks appeared, and smiled. "If she had a blade like mine," Vanessa thought as her fingers caressed the hunting knife in her purse, "she could fix all her problems."

#2 Based on the picture more than the prompt, this one is on the humorous side... well, dark humor.


     "I'm glad we got that part of the movie shot. With such a short time between trains, getting the equipment and actors in place—and then back out again—was a really tough job."
     "Well, it's over now," he said, pausing for a moment until the train whistle stopped, "and we can take a nice, long lunch before the afternoon's shoot. Let's get everyone together and head over to the food wagon."
     "Say—has anyone seen Mary?"

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

How Could I Have Missed It?

I don't know how I could have missed this...

March 4, 2015 was National Grammar Day. I didn't see anything on this until the date had passed. I guess they wanted me to practice my grammar before National Poetry Month begins in April.

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