Archive for September, 2009

  • Connections

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

    We read and write to make connections. C.S. Lewis said, “We read to know we are not alone.” This is one of my favorite quotes. I’d like to add that we also write to know we are not alone and to discover ourselves. In a book I love the moment when I realize the character/author […]

  • Revision or creation

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

    I prefer revision to creating the first draft. But I can’t revise a story I haven’t created. I’m struggling with spitting out another draft of the Robbers’ Rhyme story. It’s almost like creating another first draft because I created a new outline and changed the plot. When creating the first draft I need a word […]

  • “Literature Is My Utopia” Helen Keller

    Monday, September 14th, 2009

    This weekend, I attended an SCBWI conference in Boise titled, “Literature Is My Utopia.” I assisted in planning and arranging and then presented at the conference. It was awesome. Like Lin Oliver said, “SCBWI is my utopia.” I love visiting with other writers. Association with all those great literary people helps me to take myself […]