Archive for the ‘Project Writeway’ Category

  • My two careers: mother and writer

    Monday, May 7th, 2012

    I finished my synthesis paper to get in-service credit for the Read, wRite, Revise conference. In the process of writing it, I had this epiphany about my two careers. Below is my paper. Life is Hard by Docena Holm               This paper will be my thoughts on what I’ve learned about writing from the […]

  • Drum Roll, I heard back from Stephen Fraser. What’s next?

    Thursday, April 26th, 2012

    Sigh. I wish I could report that all my dreams came true with Stephen Fraser's critique. Not so. He e-mailed me back his critique the same day Carol sent my 2000 words. That was fast. It was a critique of my 2000 words, just as promised. It was good to hear his perspective and get […]

  • All my entries for Project Writeway

    Thursday, April 26th, 2012

    I'm speaking in my daughter's Adult Living Class on Friday about being a writer as a career choice and I compiled all my entries together. Thought it might be interesting to see the progression. Pre. First 150 words of novel, 60 entries  Nicole Shanti              You can learn a lot from listening. And it’s safer. […]

  • Life After Project Writeway

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

    My last post was before the winner of Project Writeway was announced and then I won! I actually won! You can read the announcement. Throwing Up Words. I've also pasted it below. I sent my 2000 words, cover letter, and synopsis off last Friday. Carol Lynch Williams confirmed that she sent it to Stephen Fraser […]

  • What I win…

    Sunday, April 8th, 2012

    The winner for Project Writeway will be announced sometime on Monday. Of course, I hope I win one of the two critiques from Stephen Fraser. He is a great agent. Last year he read my Sleeping Beauty novel, A Kiss and a Curse. Although he said it wasn't sell-able in the current market, he was […]

  • What an amazing experience! I’m in the final three for Project Writeway.

    Monday, April 2nd, 2012

    This has been an amazing experience. I've learned so much from these challenges and I'm so excited to be in the final three. Thank you to all my friends and family for voting even when you didn't know which one was mine. I hope you've enjoyed reading the entries. The last challenge is to write […]

  • I won!!!! My fairy tale retelling entry won this week!

    Monday, March 26th, 2012

    I can't believe it. I won the fairy tale retelling contest this week.The judge was Mette Ivie Harrison. My daughters and I love her books. I went to a break-out session she gave about fairy tale retellings at a BYU conference many years ago. I think it might have been my first Children's Literature Conference […]

  • From Romance to Fairy Tales

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

    On to the next challenge! There are five of us for the next challenge of Project Writeway which is to write a 600 word scene of a fairy tale retelling. What I'm trying to decide at this point is if I should use a scene from a novel I've already written or come up with […]

  • Phew! I made it through. My dystopian scene.

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

    It's been a tense couple of days. The results were posted this afternoon for the dystopian scene. I've made it to the next round. I was very worried about this last challenge. After I submitted it, I thought about all the things that were confusing in the scene. The next challenge is to write a […]

  • On to the next round and double elimination, Dystopian scene

    Monday, March 5th, 2012

    I'm in the top 8 of the Project Writeway Challenge. This next week the challenge is to write a 400 word dystopian scene. Voting will be on Thursday and Friday until midnight and you may vote for your favorite two. I've got to invent a dystopian society and characters and a problem all while my […]