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  • January 30th, 2009 | 6:44 PM
Friday Five - The Random Writing Edition

A few of the irons in my writing fires:

1. Working on Flyboy, the YA novel, with a personal deadline of 2/28 to get the next two 2 chapters written, the first 5 chapters revised and the synopsis done.

2. Looking around for more work-for-hire projects. I'm basically searching online because it feels awkward to ask friends about it when I know they are scrambling for their work.

3. Working on short stories for magazines. Actually recycling and revising old stuff that I am now writer enough to improve.

4. Playing around with essays which is where much of my writing starting way back when writing essays for the parenting market.

5. Exploring the possibilities of teaching an online class which means exploring the various topics I might teach. Nothing definite in my head yet but I'm open to suggestions.

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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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January 31st, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
If you don't get too far thinking about the online thing before May, then I'd love to have lunch and brainstorm. (May being "past-deadline!")
January 31st, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)

And if you want to just take a break for a short lunch sometime before May, I'd love to see you.
January 31st, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Stay warm by those fires and enjoy! Online class...writing the novel, discussing the novel, using poetry to inspire your prose, writing the free verse novel, writing the middle grade (some aspect), Revising those stories you filed away, lol! ---Looking forward to whatever you develop!
February 2nd, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Love these ideas.

I'm having a hard time because it feels like so many classes have already been done and I want to offer something that has a chance of getting a few students.

Thanks so much!
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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