All Blog Posts Tagged 'writing' (75)

How to Tell a Great Story - Aneeta Sundararaj, Author



How to Tell a Great Story – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds – Desserts



‘The art of storytelling is not just about standing before a whole lot of people and saying the first thing that pops into your head.  It is about…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 24, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Writing starts with W!

The third guest post in the September series by Amanda Lehrman from The Momma Files.

Amanda Lehrman has a background in education and is a mother to her son Jack. Please check back here next Monday for her last post of the September series on tips to prepare your little ones for school.





Writing is funny. There are so many rules to follow, lines to stay in and utensils to use. It's all very technical, especially to a child. In my opinion, it is too technical. By the time we… Continue

Added by MamaTalesBlog on September 19, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Guilt -- It's A Bitch Alright

 

Kids sure have a way of (figuratively) punching you right in the gut when you least expect it, don't they?  Their unassuming words can wash a blanket of guilt right over you in nothing flat.  And before you know it, you're feeling like the suckiest parent in the world and saving your pennies for the future therapy that your kid will inevitably need thanks to…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 23, 2011 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Here's another inspiring interview! Shannon Milholland

http://oddjobsmomma.blogspot.com/2011/08/interview-with-shannon-milholland.html

 

Check out Shannon's interview!  Do you like what you see?  Do you want to be interviewed too?  Inbox me and we'll start chatting!

Added by Wendie Rodgers on August 3, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments

Today's Interview with author Stacy Juba!

http://oddjobsmomma.blogspot.com/2011/08/interview-with-stacy-juba.html

 

Enjoy this wonderfully informative interview with author Stacy Juba!

Added by Wendie Rodgers on August 1, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

A (Very) Short Story By My Son

(This story must be prefaced with the fact that it was nothing short of a miracle to get my son to write anything in school at all.  His poor teacher had to practically hypnotize him to get any kind of writing topics to emerge from his little brain.  So yeah, this story's about a giant turd, but hey, at least the kid wrote a story, right??!!)

 

 

Once upon a…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Online Inspiration...and Envy

Seven years ago someone mentioned 'weblogs' and I winced. Why would someone want to go and put their journaling thoughts online for all to see? Good god, what madness is taking over society? We left for Peace Corps in 2000 and returned to the rubbed-and-well-worn jeans look. Cell phones for everyone...and everywhere. And now, diluting of the web with weblogs?!



And then just five years later we welcomed our first child. We were living in the Bay Area and our family lived just far…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 15, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Hail to the Handwritten Note



By some standards, handwriting is already considered an “ancient” skill. Next thing we’ll know, it will be an extinct art form practiced by only a few artisans. Well, not in my lifetime if I have anything to do with it! These days, the charm of receiving a handwritten note is manifest (any handwriting will…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on March 17, 2011 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

The Trouble with Titles

I am always amazed at how some bloggers seem to effortlessly put out a blog a day, day in and day out. I guess they can sit down at their desk in the morning, and over coffee tap out 500 words that are witty, or wise. I just don’t work that way. I am an uber-organized person, or at least I try to pretend I am, and I need to write on a schedule. Everyday, Monday through Friday, I try to write something. I like to write a post for A Mother’s Hood and because I actually get paid at…

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Added by Lanita Moss on March 14, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Special Occasions Deserve Calligraphy



Want to increase your odds of having your letter be opened? Address it by hand. If you want undeniable certainty that it will be opened first, address it in calligraphy. Hand calligraphy, that is.

I recently met with…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on March 3, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

The Biscuit and Bygones

I’ve spent the weekend hiding from my family, under the guise of “writing.” I really am writing because…well, I am. The girls have been in school a total of three days in the last eight, and I am going crazy…so I am “working.”

 

Sometimes when I write, I need total silence. Sometimes, I need to write in a noisy Starbucks. Sometimes, I play classical music, and at other times, I watch television or movies. But since I don’t have cable in my office, I have to resort to my DVD…

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Added by Lanita Moss on February 11, 2011 at 7:12pm — No Comments

20+ Editors and Agents Waiting for Your Pitch at the Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference

2011 Create Something Magical Conference

March 19, 2011

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey

featuring Keynote Speaker Mary Janice Davidson

New York Times and USA Today best-selling and prolific writer who is published primarily in paranormal romance but also fantasy and non-fiction.



Plus an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops to help hone and polish your writing:



Cathy Maxwell:  Voice–Your Writing… Continue

Added by Caridad Pineiro on February 8, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments

Having an "aah" Moment

I should be bouncing for joy.



I should be performing cartwheels through the aisle of the study room.



I should be getting strange looks from people because my goofy grin falls to close to the line separating normal and abnormal.



Instead... I'm subdued on my first day with time to myself. From about 10AM to 2:30PM, I have no commitments on Tuesday and Friday. My emotions are cut short of full-blown joy as a mixture of guilt, anxiety, and stress coagulate my… Continue

Added by Sandra Hamlett on January 25, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

Writing Contest For Kids

ANNOUNCING A WRITING CONTEST FOR KIDS!

SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSIONS STARTING JANUARY 3RD TO JANUARY 29TH.

A WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JANUARY 31ST.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE…

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Added by Kristi Bernard on January 4, 2011 at 10:53pm — No Comments

I'm an Odd One I tell You!

So is it weird that I listen to P!nk and Taylor Swift back to back? I

have these musical sides to me that I just don't know where they come

from. I have this hard you can't touch me side, but want to have this

soft vulnerable side to me as well. I'm so into music these days. I

seriously was an artist in another life. I used to dance, I used to play

guitar, I was in choir and used to sing and I used to play piano..then

for whatever reason, I stopped. But music still… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on November 17, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

I'm an Odd One I tell You!

So is it weird that I listen to P!nk and Taylor Swift back to back? I have these musical sides to me that I just don't know where they come from. I have this hard you can't touch me side, but want to have this soft vulnerable side to me as well. I'm so into music these days. I seriously was an artist in another life. I used to dance, I used to play guitar, I was in choir and used to sing and I used to play piano..then for whatever reason, I stopped. But music still just makes me feel a certain… Continue

Added by Heather Jones on November 17, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Excerpt from my "The Enchanted Locket" Novel



The Enchanted Locket



When Olivia Garson moves into an old abandoned house, her life takes a terrifying turn. While renovating her kitchen, she finds a heart shaped locket. Ghosts start to appear; one ghost demanding her departure,

while another ghost begs for her help.



Excerpt



We had a delicious dinner of steak with onions, mashed potatoes, and corn, but I was preoccupied. I was worried that Emma would…

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Added by Jennifer McFadden on October 17, 2010 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Tips for authors: the importance of a professional, objective pair of eyes.


Hi all,

Today I'm a guest at Irene Roth's blog. Find out all about my tips for aspiring authors!


http://irenesroth.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/guest-interview-with-mayra-calvani/#comment-173

Thanks!
Mayra

Added by Mayra Calvani on October 15, 2010 at 2:20am — No Comments

Author Showcase with the NWFCC

Visit the Neophyte Writer for more information about these authors.

This week I will be hosting an author showcase through the National Writing For Children Center (NWFCC). I am really excited and look forward to everyone stopping by to learn more about these authors and their…

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Added by Kristi Bernard on October 7, 2010 at 1:24am — No Comments

Ninja Wordle Skills to Improve your Writing

BASIC WORDLE



For those who haven't encountered Wordle yet, it's an online service that takes your manuscript (or website or blog) and turns it into a graphic representation, where more frequently used words are drawn larger. Below is the Wordle for Byrne Risk.…

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Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on September 19, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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