What does an editor / judge / agent think when they evaluate your contest manuscript? I can't speak for all of them, but here's one editor's viewpoint. . .
Contests bring out the best and the worst in all of us---the entrants, the judges, the agents or editors. Trust me. I've been on the receiving and giving side of both ends of the contest spectrum. And though I didn't like what I got, I will still live to tell about it. Like now. This … Continue reading Contests 101: 5 Author Takeaways
When odds are against you, do what my friend Starr did. . .
Fall brings comforting things---what's your favorite comfort? PLUS, information about another giveaway!
Welcome, September. Inspirational photos and quotes.
Since I enjoy researching and writing about the WWII American home front and polio, I'm delighted to introduce you to my friend, Starr. I met Starr through the Post Polio Facebook page and I was so inspired by her love for life and her beautiful heart. As I got to know her, it became apparent … Continue reading Perspective: Polio Interview with Starr Tillman
Photo credit: blue table writers So, inspiration comes at odd moments. When we least expect it. Mine came on the frigid Friday evening when five writers and an artist gathered around an inspiring blue table. Haiku. We all had to write a haiku based on the topic of flowers. I agonized over correct wording and … Continue reading A poetic bit