Hope you are enjoying the day with friends and loved ones. In my previous post, I described Susanna Leonard Hill's Valentiny Writing Contest 2018. A few days ago, I submitted an entry about love under the sea. Then yesterday, two puppies entered my head. They claimed all the space and I had to bang out … Continue reading BE MINE FUREVER!
Friends - It's time to tell you about Susanna Leonard Hill's WITH HOPEFUL HEART - 3rd annual Valentiny Writing Contest which is all about writing "big emotion for little people." This year's story must be a maximum 214 words and contain a character who is hopeful. I'm very excited to enter this contest for a third … Continue reading With Hopeful Heart! Contest
Sounds kinda funny coming from a pescetarian like myself, but I truly feel like I've won the Biltmore Estate or something grand! For several years now, I've participated in Tara Lazar's StoryStorm in January as a way to jump start my writing for the new year. Each day there is an inspirational blog post from … Continue reading Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!
A year ago, I stumbled on a writing challenge called the 12 Days of Christmas for Writers. This series of daily writing exercises really helped me bring 2016 to a close and plan for the year ahead. I'm doing the challenge again this year and find that it is super-helpful (almost in a cleansing/freeing way) … Continue reading Wrapping Up 2017 & Celebrating My Accomplishments (the Anti-Resolution Revolution)
A MONSTROUS DANCE PARTY An earie noise heard down the hall. Shadows break dance upon the wall. What on earth? What can it be? Monsters slurping candy-corn tea. Monsters, you say? They’re really real? Of course, they are! I’ve heard them squeal. You’re serious? What did you do? I ran outside; in jammies, … Continue reading Halloweensie Story 3: A Monstrous Dance Party
Who doesn't love pumpkins this time of year? Let's see what these pumpkins are doing during their midnight stroll through the neighborhood! PUMPKINS ON PARADE Bumbling pumpkins in a line, Fat ones, thin ones; all are fine. Some hop on stems or roll around, Some somersault across the ground. Monster pumpkins with sharp claws, scary … Continue reading Halloweensie Story #2: PUMPKINS ON PARADE
Whew! What a busy spring this is turning out to be! Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather, the blooming flowers and trees and all the activities that come with being outside once again. … Continue reading Greater Cabarrus Reading Assocation (GCRA) Mini-Conference 4/1/17
Source: Rhyme Revolution 2017 Badge There's still time to join Angie Karcher and Rhyme Revolution 2017! It's gonna be a great month! Let me know if you join so that we can be accountability partners for the month!
Brian Kelly, Onslow County Fire Marshal, and I started a mission two years ago to put fire helmets and safety my stories in Onslow County elementary schools and select preschools. In 2015, we visited elementary schools and select preschools and presented them with fire helmets and copies of What Should Daisy Do. Kelly hosted a … Continue reading Blown Away as Safety Books Make Local News in Onslow County, NC
I'm so excited that it's time for the 2nd writing challenge I'm participating in this year. In honor of Dr. Seuss and his many contributions to children's literature, Vivian Kirkfield challenges kidlit writers to create children's stories using 50 words or less. Here's the first #50PRECIOUSWORDS story I've done. It's a re-write of a short … Continue reading The 2nd annual #50PRECIOUSWORDS Writing Challenge by Vivian Kirkfield