#RSW weekly roundup

#RSW weekly roundup

Ready. Set. WRITE! Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, and Katy Upperman. If you’ve yet to officially join, there’s still time! Find the details HERE. My goals for this intensive summer writing plan are here. So how did I do? How I did on last week’s goals As I think I have mentioned, I am currently a part of the

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How to keep a reader engaged

Recently, I started reading The Memory of Water by Karen White. It is a very enjoyable book, and as I tried to analyze why, I realized the author has a way of withholding information from the reader by making the characters hush it up. Her characters in this book have secrets. Lots of them. And they keep them from each other, sometimes to protect the innocent, and most times to keep their sanity. And they keep them from the reader as well.The beauty of doing this becomes a cat and mouse game for the reader. You simply keep turning pages

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Thursday- going on holiday

shenamt / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Very excited to be off work from the day job and headed out of town to visit family. This will be a great LONG holiday for me, and just the beginning of summer at my house *because, really, vacations and going away from home punctuates what summer means, right?* So I hope you all have a loverly day, and as we all are getting ready for the holiday tomorrow, I hope you have a safe and fun, July 4th.

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Sunday Segmented

I never know from week to week what a Sunday might bring. This time, I have company coming over. It’s going to be fun! We are going to the pool and hang out and get some sun and water time. I usually spend Sunday thusly: Sunday Segmented But it is nice to get out of my comfort zone and be with real people rather than my paper people for a while. Since this is the last Sunday of June, I thought I would just post a little happy post and say hi to you–my fan and follower. Hope your Sunday

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Swimming

In addition to discussing my swimming, and how I managed it, I want to remind you dear reader, my book is on sale on Amazon. Check it out here : LINK TO BUY _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ______ So…I went swimming today. I’m pretty good at it, this was the first time to take a dip this year. At first, I sat on the edge and dangled. Losing my breath due to icy water is not exactly my idea of a good time. But it wasn’t that cold and the place was packed with all these kids zooming past

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