Thursday, May 17, 2012

Links from my Good Stuff Folder

After checking my DBP (Donna's Book Pub) folder where I store my "good stuff" to be read --- articles, blog posts, announcements, writing tips, and the like --- I found it chocked full of, how shall I put it, Oh, yeah--amazingly good stuff.

Most of it is too good to keep to myself, so I thought I would share with you all.

Here goes:

NW Christian Writers has some helpful hints on "Preparing your Writer's Notebook."

You can find tons of helpful information and advice on the WOW! Women on Writing blog, "The Muffin," including Cathy C. Hall's May 16 article "The First Page," in which she shares what she learned during a panel's first-page critique session.

If you're a children's writer or illustrator wanting to learn from the tops in the industry, check out the Highlights Foundation's schedule of Upcoming Workshops, which includes "Books that Rise Above."

The fee-based Aesthetica Creative Writing Competition for poetry and short fiction is open for entries.

Poets and Writers blog has posted an interview with "Bill Clegg on Being Both an Agent and an Author."

Write Integrity Press is sponsoring a fee-based "Books of Hope" manuscript contest where "you could win cash and publication," including a three-book contract.

If you're looking for writing prompts to get you started writing, check out The Write Practice.

That's all for now, folks. I'm heading out for lunch with friends at the Boat House in Forest Park. If my camera cooperates I might have some photos to share.

Hope your day is chocked full of good stuff -- but take time to write!

10 comments:

  1. Lunch in Forrest Park...a great day ahead I can tell! Hasn't this been a wonderful weather week for outings? Soak it up while you can....gather writing ideas for cold or wet days.

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    1. Thanks, Claudia.
      The weather has been wonderful in this part of Missouri this week, too.
      I'm looking forward to lunch and catching up with fellow "kindred spirits," which is the name of our group of retirees from my old work place.
      Donna

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  2. Great information, Donna. Thanks. I really like the WOW site as well.

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    1. Hi Karen,
      You are welcome. The WOW site is a great resource.
      donna

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  3. Thanks for posting your good stuff!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat,
      You are welcome. Hope you found some of it helpful.
      Donna

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  4. Thanks a bunch. Now, tell us all about the Boat House. That sounds like fun.

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    1. What a lovely day to be at the Boat House in Forest Park. Visiting with friends I used to work with was so much fun!
      Donna

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  5. Why thanks, Donna, for that lovely plug! But I'd hasten to add that YOU have lots of wonderful writing stuff on YOUR blog! ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I just read the post about your cherry blossom trees--it was so sad.
      Donna

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