Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lessons I Remember from my Childhood Books

Reading through my past, I realize how many lessons I have learned from characters and stories in my favorite children's books.

Thanks to Frog and Toad, I don't put off until tomorrow what I can do today. I ask myself which task takes priority and just do it.

Thanks to Charlotte and her web of words, I value creatures big and small. Unless the creature is a fly buzzing around my nose. Swat!

And I thank Wilbur for believing that he is worth saving. 

Thanks to Harold for showing me the power of imagination. My mind has journeyed well beyond my body.

Thanks to Mike Mulligan for proving that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week. I learned strong friendships are based on caring. Not race, religion, or any number of things that divide us.

Friday, May 2, 2014

JuNoWriMo & the Community of Online Writers

I'm amazed by the generosity of fellow writers. I have learned a great deal about our craft by reading blogs, participating in contests and challenges.

JuNoWriMo: During the month of June you are welcome to step up to write 50,000 words in 30 days. You select the project(s) - novel or non-fiction, adult or children's manuscript. 

In a nutshell, this a positive minded community of online writers nudging each other to KEEP WRITING. 
Who’s behind JuNoWriMo (June Novel Writing Month)? Becca Campbell and Anna Howard are participants in and huge fans of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Becca got the crazy idea of starting up her own version of a novel in a month adventure in June (because November wasn’t enough) and started tweeting the idea around. Anna tweeted back and Becca asked her to help, and the two of them spent some time conspiring behind locked doors to bring you what is the fresh, summery, and citrus-smelling event called JuNoWriMo.
What are waiting for? Check out and Sign Up!