10/07 M.E. Browning, Shadow Ridge
10/14 V.M. Burns, Steal Away
10/21 Adam Meyer
October Guest Bloggers
10/03 Kathleen Kalb
10/17 S. Lee Manning
10/31 Sharon Dean
WWK Weekend Bloggers
10/10 Jennifer J. Chow
10/24 Kait Carson
Two new books for WWK members: Jennifer J. Chow's Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines (look for the interview on WWK on 11/11) and Judy Penz Sheluk's Where There's A Will. Both books will be released on November 10.
For The Love Of Lobster Tales by Shari Randall is now available to download free for a limited time. Go to Black Cat Mysteries at: https://bcmystery.com/ to get your free copy! Thanks for the freebie, Shari.
Keenan Powell recently signed with agent Amy Collins of Talcott Notch. Congratulations, Keenan!
KM Rockwood's "Secrets To The Grave" will appear in the new SinC Chesapeake Chapter's new anthology Invitation To Murder, which will be released by Wildside Press on 10/6.
Congratulations to our two Silver Falchion Finalists Connie Berry and Debra Goldstein!
Paula Gail Benson's "Cosway's Confidence" placed second and Debra Goldstein's "Wabbit's Carat" received Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2020 short story contest. Congratulations, Paula and Debra!
Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.
KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.
Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!
Judy Penz Sheluk, publisher of Superior Shores Press, has just announced a Call For Submissions to its third multi-author anthology. Details can be found here: http://www.judypenzsheluk.com/superior-shores-press/moonlight/
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
|Not Musty Manor|
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
1. Before putting pen to paper have the entire work including the ending worked out in your mind.
2. Write what can be read in one sitting. The time the typical reader is willing to spend reading has changed since Poe’s time but the concept is still valid.
3. Work toward unity of “effect.” Poe believed that the aim of a short story was to create a single mood, or ambience, which he called an effect. He favored melancholy and horror, but this applies to any mood.
4. Poe insisted that the effect should start at the very first line.
5. Related to the idea above include nothing that detracts or distracts from the design of the piece.
6. Regardless of the genre keep the story true to the way people really act in a given situation. It may be a fantasy, romance or science fiction but the characters’ actions should ring true to the human heart.
7. Stress imagination, invention, creation and originality. It is not necessary to invent a totally new situation. Familiar plot lines can be presented in fresh ways.
8. The resolution must be satisfying. In fact Poe suggested that the ending is often where to begin the piece.
By Warren Bull, author of Abraham Lincoln For the Defense http://tinyurl.com/z9grc2j and Abraham Lincoln in court & campaign http://tinyurl.com/zoxazej
Thursday, January 26, 2017
|How cool to see a man who could be a Trump fan with that sign|
This past Saturday, I left early to join two of my sisters for breakfast at Perkins. Afterwards we went on to Sharon, Pennsylvania to take part in a Sister’s March there in solidarity with the one being held in Washington D.C. and all over the country and the world. It’s the first one we’d been on since our Viet Nam War Protest March way back in the early sixties. It was a warm day for January, and the sun was blessing us after a week of clouds and rain.
|The fifth woman used my camera to take the picture.|
|Suzanne and Elaine. The middle sign was mine.|
|I loved this sign from three standing close to us.|
|I think many women feel that way.|
|This was one of the many pictures Mary took.|
|The March in Sacramento in front of the capital.|
|I think this spoke for all who marched everywhere.|