Saturday, August 25, 2012

PENS OF PRAISE



Homework for our September meeting!! Fun fun!!

Everyone attending is invited to enjoy a special homework assignment–one of my favorite challenges we tackled in the past. Find a passage from a book you’ve read. Maybe you can seek a favorite classic, which is compelling but telling. Take that telling and show us how “show don’t tell” can improve that work of fiction!

Telling Example: She walked down the road angrily.

Showing Example: Terry beat her feet against the gravel on her way to my house, her face darkening into a purple hue I’d never seen before.

Add who, what, where, when, why & how. Also add see, feel, touch, taste, hear, and that incredible sixth sense if you can. You will see a wonderful change take place under your skillful pen. Plus you will revisit a classic!! Yes a classic!!

During the meeting we will take a list of clich├ęs and add fresh touches to those dry and familiar words. Writing fresh has its own rewards! 

Our next meeting…

Saturday September 8th., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

at

Faith Church

2201  42nd Street, Manitowoc, WI  54220

§   Faith Church is located next to Festival Foods

§   Not far from the Manitowoc exit off Interstate 43

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We hope to see you there so that we can play with words together.

You are welcome to bring coffee, tea, or something cold to drink for yourself. If you have a work of fiction you need feedback for, do bring it along. We allow everyone a short reading time. We are a safe place for you to share your words.

Poetry, short story, memoir, or novel writing etc. are welcome.

Friday, August 17, 2012

LOVE ON A DIME BY CARA LYNN JAMES

Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James
I highly recommend this Ladies of Summerhill novel. The setting takes place in opulent mansions from Newport, Rhode Island during 1899. It is delicious to travel back to such a time and place in society as this. Her protagonist Lilly has a secret and the author skillfully kept my attention and admiration as the main character grew and dealt with challenging situations that arose. Cara’s characters are interesting and well rounded. The setting intriguing. What fun to see society’s to-do’s and not to-do’s scramble before my eyes on the printed page from the safety of my living room chair. Cara Lynn James has my attention. I find myself jumping to purchase her works of fiction. I invite you to pick up a Cara Lynn James book and enjoy slipping into another time and place without the messy business of trying to figure out time travel. As I said before this book is…
HIGHLY RECDOMENDED
Caral Lynn James always has a way of making me smile when I’m walking through an adventure with her characters and even when I turn the last page…I’m still smiling..but wanting the next novel in hand.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Check Out This Blog! Chris Loehmer's Dino Chronicles


Greetings all!

I wanted to point out a very nice blog that I visit quite often. Chris Loehmer’s blog called Dino’s Chronicles has a touch of everything.


If you are interested in vacation spots, history, dogs, sewing, missions…well you get the picture. I LOVE her devotionals also. Do yourself a favor and take a peek at Chris’s blog, which is more refreshing then an all day nap, a half hour laugh, and maybe a cappuccino…well – hum Dino’s Chronicles/cappuccino…Dino’s Chronicles/chappuccino….Dino’s Chronicles/cappuccino

Okay you decide!! Maybe let me know what you think!!



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cheating...


I just uploaded over 400 photos from my camera and skipped the part when I'm supposed to place a title on the file name.  Multitasking is not always the best activity to accomplish when shifting photoes from your camera to your computer. I'm thankful that Gina Jensen from Everything.Photos will be fixing me up and helping me organize my batch of very unorganized photoes!! Ho hum. The new program I'm purchasing from her will be ready for sale in September. 
Can I wait that long!!!
I've been so busy living life and taking - that many photos - that I've not blogged for a while. I have so many events to share...Now I'm not sure I will find the photos from those events anytime soon. I've got a word count to attend to for the American Christian Fictian Writers (ACFW) NovelTrack. Just 10,000 this month. I did make my 20,000 goal last month. I'm sure that is because my youngest daughter had my grandsons stay at her house over night for that week and a half. Because of her hospitality I was able to write in the mornings.  Also I wish to thank all of you who have prayed for me for God's inspiration and for me to have what I need to write such as: time, ideas, focus...God is good!!
Well, I'm off to take care of my word count for the day. I wish you more organization and a ballance of thrills and peace to warm your day. Oh the photo above is one I took of my precious Lake Michigan. It was one of the million photos I look at this morning, while trying to find the current photos.
Blessings to you from Sue

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