Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I've been asked to do a post on Work-for-Hire, but I want to make sure I'm addressing specific questions.
What are your questions about work-for-hire? Leave them in the comments and I'll build a post to answer them later this week or next week.
Monday, February 20, 2012
So it's official. I'm running the following kids club out of the Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, Massachusetts this summer. It's for kids entering 4th grade through 7th grade.
Any writers in the area, I'd love special guests if you're interested!
Love adventure? Mystery? Wizards? Do you love to write your own stories? Whatever you love to write, Dream Big! Join Kris Asselin, local author, to talk about reading, writing, critiquing, writing prompts, rhetorical devices, and more. This is aimed at kids in grades 4 through 7 with a limit of 12 kids per session. It will run from 6:30-7:30 on Wednesdays in July and August, beginning on July 11. Sign up for the sessions you will attend.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Sometimes all it takes to get the creative juices flowing is to write something new. Not just new, but something you've never tried before. Write fiction? Try a short non-fiction piece. Too different? Okay, write paranormal? Try historical fiction.
I'm typically very comfortable writing contemporary. You know, write what you know? But recently, I tried co-writing a historical fiction piece with my friend Ansha Kotyk. Writing with a friend rocked!! Let me tell you, it was invigorating to have someone to bounce ideas off of, help balance the research, and just get excited about the story.
I've never written historical fiction, but it was awesome! We wrote a little over 7000 words in less than a week. I would never have thought that possible!
Write outside your comfort zone. Think outside the box (unless, you're a cat ). Give it a try!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Monday, February 13, 2012
I'm excited to report that I'll be blogging with the gals over at YA Stands on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month! I want to thank Nicole, Nikki, Julie, Heather, and Jo for welcoming me into the fold!
I'll be blogging about YA and the publishing industry, so stay tuned! Go over there and follow the gang! And if anyone has any suggestions about topics, please feel free to share.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
You'd think I was a writer, or something.
Does anyone else have trouble saying the words "I Am A Writer?" Usually it comes out like this.
Someone: "So, you're a writer, right?"
Me: "Yeah, well, um. Yeah, I guess I've written some stuff."
And believe me that's considerably better than it was a couple of years ago, when I would say something like, "yeah, well, someday."
No. I AM A WRITER. And if you write, YOU ARE A WRITER. Not you want to be a writer. Not you hope to be a writer. If you write, YOU ARE A WRITER.
Say it with me, now. I AM A WRITER.
And if you in my workshop on Thursday, we're going to be practicing *gasp* saying it out loud.
picture credit: from http://southernwritersmagazine.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-am-writer-are-you.html
Monday, February 6, 2012
Oh, I listen to lots of great music. I love a lot of contemporary pop and alternative stuff. But my musical heart will always belong to Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell of America. And today, they were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
And just want to credit the America facebook page, from which I borrowed this great picture. Wish I could have been there.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
My new favorite golf pro is Ben Crane. Nothing sexier than a cute guy, well-dressed, with a sense of humor. Just saying. The well-dressed part might be a stretch, but what he lacks in style, he makes up for in funny.