Along the Writing Path

Saturday, November 12, 2005

3,189 words done,

46,811 to go. Yikes. I did a bit more tonight. It's late, I'm sleepy, but there's a strong, spooky wind outside, and I wish I could stay up and enjoy it, but I have to go to bed. I've found if I don't get enough sleep, I'm useless the next day. This isn't my style of writing. I will probably do it... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Tale of a Reluctant Writer

This is taking way too long. I let a whole week go by (how did that happen??) and finally wrote more last night (Wednesday). Yup, folks, I didn't do anything for a week. There are only four weeks in this writing competition, and I just wasted one! Unbelievable. But the good news is that I did write... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

First update.

Well, I did actually begin, but not until today (Nov. 2). Yesterday, the first, I worked until 6:30 p.m., then flew off to my newly-joined pool league. I have always enjoyed playing pool, although I have never been good at it. Nothing changed there. I did notice a sign of getting old: the smoke was... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 28, 2005

It's Almost Here!

I'm referring to November 1st. Much as I love Halloween, the day after is important to me this year. My husband and I are both planning to participate in National Novel Writing Month. That's 50,000 words in 30 days. I'm especially excited because this is his first try at writing, although he has... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Coleridge Quotes for Writers and Sleepers

I mentioned in today's Witchflower Days blog that Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one of my favorite people. I gathered up a few, just a few, of his quotes to show you why. I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance. If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 8, 2005

Repititious Writings

I just finished a mystery novel that I enjoyed and didn't enjoy. It was a first novel, but promises to be the "first of a series." The plot was good, meaning that I didn't guess who the murderer was. That's a plus, in my estimation. My problem was with the writing. There was some awkwardness in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Writers! Can You Do It?

Hole up over the upcoming Labor Day weekend and really dig into your novel. For some incentive to do that, visit the 3-Day Novel Contest. This is a chance at $500 and a way to force yourself to write. Many of us seem to need to force ourselves. Of course, there is an entry fee, but how else are you... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 8, 2005

The Princess and the Pea

I'm happy to report that A. Winters, who happens to be my daughter, is back!! Yay! After months of problems, both computer and personal, she's blogging again. If you're interested in what's got her in princess mode, please see I Sleep with Fuzzy Little Guys: You've Got to Be Kidding, Right?!?! Enjoy... Sign in to see full entry.

Powers and Hemingway

J.F. Powers grew up in a town with very few Catholics other than his own family, and he later said, "The town was Protestant. The best people were Protestants and you felt that. That, to some extent, made a philosopher out of me. It made me mad." He went to study at Quincy College Academy, run by... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 7, 2005

Knights Templar, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Holy Grail Equal Huge Best Seller

June 22 was the birthday of novelist Dan Brown, born in Exeter, NH (1964), author of one of the best-selling books in recent memory, The Da Vinci Code, published in 2003. It's about a Harvard professor who investigates the murder of a curator at the Louvre and finds many of the clues in paintings by... Sign in to see full entry.

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