Tag: writing workshop

Full speed ahead

Full speed ahead

Preparation for the Writing the Waves cruise in May 2013 is traveling full speed ahead with people reserving their spots at the writing table and selecting from the best cabins available. Don’t miss the boat. (Sorry about all the nautical puns. I couldn’t help myself.) If you’d like to know more about the cruise and get all your questions answered,…

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In my mother’s closet

In my mother’s closet

Bob and I are in South Louisiana visiting my parents and other family members this week. In the room where we’re staying, my mother has a large, walk-in closet which holds a lifetime of memories. Each piece on those shelves has a story, and the fact it has survived all these years confirms its importance to my mother. It made…

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Writing contests…help or hindrance?

Writing contests…help or hindrance?

Becky McGregor is a Writing Your Life class member who has had great success writing and publishing her work. Last year, the Florida Writers Association accepted two of her stories for its 2011 anthology, Let’s Talk. Becky wrote a piece titled “Eight Wheels” in our spring 2012 class session, which will be published in this year’s FWA anthology. Last week,…

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Creating a writing community

Creating a writing community

Social media guru and Writing Your Life class member Penney Fox did a presentation on blogging last week to the Orlando chapter of the Florida Writers Association. She brought the house down and gave great information about how we can use blogging to promote ourselves as authors and sell more books. What struck me was the number of times she…

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Check out the new Writing Your Life digs!

Check out the new Writing Your Life digs!

Welcome to the new digs of Writing Your Life! What do you think? The web site has been revamped in a way that will provide you easier access to more information. Slide down the right-hand side of the screen to follow Writing Your Life on Facebook and Linked In, order your own copy of Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One…

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The Nose Knows

The Nose Knows You may have missed this holiday because Hallmark didn’t write cards for it, and there were no accompanying sales at the department stores, but Saturday was a serious holiday. It was National Sense of Smell Day. Celebrated the last Saturday in April of every year, this holiday seeks to raise awareness of just how important the sense…

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Living and Breathing the Writing Life

Living and Breathing the Writing Life

Living and Breathing the Writing Life  Saturday morning, six carloads of Writing Your Life class members left the Orlando area in route to Cross Creek, Florida, home of famed writer, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  We’re enjoying J.T. Glisson’s book, The Creek, this spring session and hearing his stories firsthand when he visited our class on April 12th. Now we wanted to…

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