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Midwest Writers Workshop May 7, 2018 Lou Harry, on the faculty for our Super Mini-conference, offers this week’s writing prompt to get the gears turning in your head, to maybe force you to take a premise and find creative avenues to turn it into a story. WRITING PROMPT #2 ~ Set your timer for 30 … Continue reading Writing Prompt #2
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Whoopee. I realize that finding that special someone, falling in love, and having that person reciprocate is the basis of most romance novels. Romance is the best-selling genre among women, and research has shown that women read more books than men. When you’re an author, the sales figures alone make you … Continue reading It’s not about the hearts and flowers
I’m a great believer in making “to-do” lists. “Almost dying” has never been on any of them, but that’s what I faced in late October. I certainly don’t want to cause myself any bad luck, but honestly I live a pretty safe life. There are, of course, the crazy moves I’ve made either driving or … Continue reading This wasn’t on my ‘to-do’ list
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 27 — Indianapolis-based author Linda Mansfield released three books of fictional, seasonal short stories this year to complete the “Two Good Feet” series she started two years ago. The first book in the series for teens through senior citizens, male and female, is “Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas.” This year she … Continue reading ‘Two Good Feet’ series offers a story a week for a year
I placed a huge book order with my distributor yesterday to cover about half of the inventory I’ll need for a few upcoming events. Hopefully I can place the second half of that order soon, as the events I’m scheduled to participate in are coming up soon. For my blog readers in the Indianapolis area, … Continue reading Getting out and about
Where has the summer gone? It went by in a flash for me. I’m happy to report that “Twelve Stories for Fall” is at the editor. With a little luck we’ll make the Oct. 1 release date. I tried to make the three previous books in the “Two Good Feet” series realistic. That went out … Continue reading “Twelve Stories for Fall” is at the editor!