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“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.” In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!

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Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Ten Reasons Why I Write


 Image by Suat Eman






Ten Reasons Why I Write:


1  1)   I can’t help myself; I have been writing since I learned to read.
2  2)   My characters can’t type for themselves.
3  3)   Bookstores and libraries have the most interesting bathroom graffiti in the world.
4  4)   I love reading.
5  5)   It feeds my curiosity.
6  6)   I have been invited places I would never have been if I had not been a writer, seen things would not have seen and heard things I would not have heard.
7  7)   I can fold, spindle and mutilate anyone I want to in my writing without facing criminal prosecution.
8  8)   The writing community is full of great people.
9  9)   It impresses furnace repair people, door-to-door salespeople and house keeping workers and medical interns. (And I’ve sold books to them.)
1 10)  As I get older I get better at writing, unlike most activities.
1 11) As an addiction, it’s fairly cheap to feed.
1 12)   There are no hard and fast rules, if I want to include twelve items in a ten-item list, I can.


So, what’s your excuse?

19 comments:

Linda Rodriguez said...

I write because I can't NOT write, Warren.

Enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek list!

Warren Bull said...

Linda, Neither can I.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Linda. I can't help it. it's like an obsession. When it hits you you have to drop everything else and DO what that nag inside directs! Of course, to write to sell is a horse of another ... well, you get my drift... Thanks! Thelma Straw in Manhattan

Peg Brantley said...

Fun list.

I have no idea why I write. I just do. Thinking about it too much will give me a headache.

Warren Bull said...

Anon,

We do write for different reasons. At a new critique group once a writer offered to read her work with just one stipulation — that nobody would talk about it afterward. That group did not last long.

Warren Bull said...

Peg,

Thanks for sharing. Take two aspirins and blog me in the morning.

GBPool said...

I write because nobody ever told me I couldn't write, and if they did, I'd still write, because I have to write.

Warren Bull said...

GBPool, Good on ya'.

Michele Drier said...

I wtite because it lets me hang out with people I like,
AND, When I write I'm working, so I don't have to do the dishes.

Good blog, Warren!

E. B. Davis said...

I write because I don't like to talk. So of course on Sunday I have to talk about a short story I wrote. Chesapeake Crimes: The Job Is Murder will be launch at One More Page Books in Arlington, VA at 12-2 pm. I hate to talk in public, it's enough to make me want to write a story titled, "Murder Can Stop You From Talking." Wish me luck--I'm a nervous wreck.

Gloria Alden said...

I write because there are all these ideas cluttering up my brain. I know I'll never get my house spotless and uncluttered, nor will I ever manage to get all the gardens weeded, but at least with putting all those ideas down on paper, maybe my brain will become decluttered at least.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Good luck, EB! Visualize them all in their underwear before you go on (if that's not too scary)

I don't do that, but a technique I've suggested to others that's worked well is to focus on the back wall above the heads of the people in that row. That makes it look as if you're making eye contact with the audience (which makes for a better talk), but makes it easier for those who are leery of looking directly at the people sitting out there.

Warren Bull said...

Kudos to Michele.

Warren Bull said...

Congratulations, EB. I'm sorry I can't be there. If you haven't, you can invite friends and family so the audience will be friendly. I try to attend events like that in the role of Warren, the writer, who is not Warren the person. Dissociation helps.

Warren Bull said...

Gloria, I agree. Brain de-cluttering feels good.

Warren Bull said...

Linda,

I like to do readings and signing as one of my characters. You could get a badge and go as Skeeter.

Anita Page said...

A good, solid list, Warren. I identify with so many of your reasons. I have only this to add:
I'm happy when I do, and really crabby when I don't.

Anne said...

I write to get the stories out of my head and I can move on to the next one

jenny milchman said...

I can't help it.