Stay creative and sane during a pandemic in 2020
There are so many ways we can be creative and sane during a pandemic in 2020. How? Let us count the ways… One of the first things I noticed about the stay-at-home lifestyle of the pandemic was – I liked it. I liked being at home. And I also liked not having to go out anywhere. At least for the first few weeks, staying at home seemed like an answer to prayer. I inventoried my pantry, cleaned out my fridge and my stove. Things that I had been putting off for a long time, got done finally! I have even
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You CAN be a shy writer and succeed
This is the follow up to my last post about how to boost sales and get readers which you can read here. When you mention a certain demographic, you really should give them a chance to have their own platform. So, this post is about that sector of the writing world who do not choose to be speakers. Those people who like sitting back and using the social media circles to make friends and influence people. I ain’t mad at ya, as the young folks say. There are the group of social media writers or SMW who like the fact
That Bookstore in Blytheville book signing in images
The Spring Fling book signing was a total hit. We had so much fun at That Bookstore in Blytheville. The owner, Chris, and the clerks who were working there were so good to us. It was amazing to be able to chat with the customers who came in and browsed. We hope to be able to go back maybe in the fall. Here is a pictorial for you of the store and our day there. Click on any image to make it bigger. That Bookstore in Blytheville The tiles outside the front entrance to That Bookstore in Blytheville Our posters
What makes a writer’s heart soar?
What makes a writer’s heart soar? An acceptance! And I have received one for a short story going into an anthology. More news coming on this soon, but know that I have a happy heart right now. Also, what makes me writer’s heart sing–I got to go to Karen White’s booksigning tonight at The Booksellers of Laurelwood. Karen is always on my TBR list ’cause I am reading ALL her books from first to current. Yeah, I bought the latest, and kidded her about making me jump ahead. LOL. It’s all good. Here we are making merriment: I have emailed
Chapter Books: What are they? Who’s writing them?
Chapter books have been a mainstay of juvenile fiction since time immemorial, although it might not have had an official name. From what I have uncovered in my research, chapter books are those books that are for readers from about 6 to 12 and have chapter breaks to allow for a reader to stop reading until their attention span can catch up. I remember the first chapter books I have had the privilege to meet were read to me by my teacher in class as a reading exercise. That was the best time of my young life. I absolutely adored