By Linda Mansfield ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and St. Nick was concerned This might be his last trip because people just hadn’t learned; The earth’s climate was changing and there was no time to spare For people to change and show Mother Nature they cared. The reindeer were the first to know that disaster …
There was a post today on Barnes and Noble’s Facebook page that gave the following writing prompt: Write about the fog, the girl at the bus stop, and the umbrella in the tree. So this is what I came up with in an hour or so…. The girl at the bus stop peered through the … Continue reading On a dark and stormy night…. 🙂
There is something a bit wild about seeing your photo in the paper. At least I’m not wearing prison garb! 🙂 http://www.journalreview.com/news/article_5b929a6c-e90a-11e8-92dc-4fc4fbfca245.html?fbclid=IwAR2b4knt9ixnTFljBlqtJ2uVRt17_EvqyYpZukws97RMT0pswuPfY0XKxfI Continue reading Up Next: Crawfordsville!
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 11 — Indianapolis-based author Linda Mansfield is scheduled to do book signings at three historic homes in the area in the next few weeks. The signings provide opportunities for Christmas shoppers to get personally autographed copies of her “Two Good Feet” series of seasonal, fictional short stories for teenagers through senior citizens, male … Continue reading Indianapolis Author to Sign Books at Three Area Historic Homes
I don’t know Anita Washington personally, but after reading “Family Is Not Everything,” I know she is one courageous woman. No one should have to endure the type of childhood she had, and my heart broke for her as I read about her experiences. Somehow she survived and instinctively knew even as a very young … Continue reading A review of Anita Washington’s “Family Is Not Everything”
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