Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Pam Hillman has an excellent post in Seekerville on the topic of organization. She's starting with email files and I'm hoping she works her way through the rest of my office : )
Come join the fun in learn techniques along way!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Ask a How-to Author! Margie Lawson’s High Energy Interview Series
Don’t miss these opportunities!
-- Win a how-to book from a writing expert
-- Win a Lecture Packet from Margie Lawson
-- Crawl around inside
Drop by Five Scribes Blogspot on the LAST WEDNESDAY of each month to learn how-to author's factoids and funtoids – and ask questions. Each how-to author will respond to blog comments.
JANUARY 28th: James Scott Bell: Plot & Structure, Revision and Self-Editing
James Scott Bell is the award-winning author of several novels of suspense and historical intrigue. Booklist and the Los Angeles Times compared James Scott Bell to Raymond Chandler and Dasheill Hammett.
A former trial lawyer, James Scott Bell has been an Off-Broadway actor, an actor in commercials, the fiction columnist for Writer’s Digest Magazine, an adjunct professor of writing at Pepperdine University, and author of nineteen novels and two books on writing. WRITE GREAT FICTION: PLOT & STRUCTURE, 2004, is one of the most popular writing books today. His 2008 how-to book, WRITE GREAT FICTION: REVISION & SELF-EDITING, is equally strong and a must-have for writers of all genres.
Upcoming Releases by James Scott Bell:
DECEIVED -- a suspense thriller, will be released in March, 2009
THE ART OF WAR FOR FICTION WRITERS – a new how-to book, will be released November, 2009
Publishers Weekly Review:
“Former trial lawyer and Christy Award–winner Bell (Presumed Guilty) hits his stride in this twist-filled suspense thriller...Dialogue carries the book with rich characters...a fast-paced thriller with its Los Angeles music scene, creepy canyons and a slew of cons. Bell, who also writes nonfiction books on writing, is a master of the cliffhanger, creating scene after scene of mounting suspense and revelation in this heart-whamming read.”
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Mary gives us sneak peek into her newest book, Gingham Mountain, the 3rd book in her Lassoed in Texas series. Come see for yourself why Mary is a rising star among authors!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
People bring their animals to the Fairgrounds in emergencies like this. The facilities filled up so fast, they had to find additional shelter. Sombrero Ranches, where my daughter works during the summers, offered to take in horses being evacuated. She and my son are over at the ranch this evening trying to get all the nervous newcomers settled in.
Fire, like all the natural disasters pinging our country, wrecks havoc in the lives of innocent people. My prayers go out for the residents in harms' way, and for the emergency personnel fighting to protect homes and save lives.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Monday: Deb Ng on professional blogging
Tuesday: Cindi Myers on the working writer
Wednesday: Michael Bracken on writing for the Confessions
Thursday: Abingdon Press Senior Acquisitions Editor for Fiction, Barbara Scott
Friday: Myra L Johnson on the Christian non-fiction market
Saturday: Tina Russo shares on writing romantic fiction for Woman's World Magazine
You won't want to miss this exciting line-up! And, stop in every day, make a comment, and you'll be in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate for Amazon!!
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Instead of a list of resolutions, I'd like to post a list of the many opportunities I'm looking forward to in 2009:
- attending the National Western Stockshow here in Denver. I do, afterall, write cowboy romance : )
- celebrating Valentine's Day, my most favorite silly holiday. I don't think I'm capable of writing a novel without some thread of romance in it.
- snow storms and spring days
- spring break at our farm in Montana. Glasgow, MT is about a 12 hour drive from Denver, and we'd make the trip much more often if only the state Wyoming wasn't in the way : ) Only kidding, Wyoming is a great place, filled with likeable people and changing scenery. Maybe central Montana could stand to be cut out. No, I love the badlands we drive through and all the herds of deer and antelope we race along the way. Okay, I guess we need to keep the entire drive in tact.
- daughter returning from college for the summer.
- son finishing his junior year of high school, ready to get senior year over with, too : )
- the Crested Butte Writers Conference
- 4th of July in Montana
- Boulder County Fair
- Colorado State Fair
- daughter going back to college : )
- son going back to school and peace and quiet reigning in the house once again : )
- husband, son, and daughter enjoying all the hunting seasons that begin in the fall and go on for months : )
- ACFW Writers Conference hosted here in Denver this year!!
- fall colors and the scent of cooler days in the air
- first snow
- second snow
- Thanksgiving in Montana
- Advent Season
- enjoying my friends and family all through the year.
May the peace of our Lord Jesus live in your hearts all year long and may 2009 bring joy, challenge, contentment to your life. Happy New Year, 2009!
Blessings to you!!