Saturday, July 30, 2011

Encouragement for Beginning Writers and a Pep Talk from a Viking

Are you a beginning writing in need of encouragement? Be sure to watch this cool vimeo video message that's been floating around on facebook by David Shiyang Liu. 

Ira Glass on Storytelling

Also, what writer doesn't need a pep talk? And a funny one at that. Check out my writing/illustrator friend, Ingvard the Terrible's (Sean Ashby) blog. You might just see yourself in this one like I did. Uh, huh. Sometimes I am guilty of stinkin' thinkin'. How about you?

How creatives sabotage themselves

You may remember one of my previous blog posts Self-Doubt and Pep Talks.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

And The Book Giveaway Winner Is...

Gwen Hooks

Congrats for winning a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Teenagers!

Gwen's name was randomly drawn from an OU (University of Oklahoma) baseball cap by my oldest son, Big C. Gwen, I will be contacting you soon to mail you your copy.

Thanks to everyone who entered and spread the word!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My First Time Being Interviewed

Check out my first time on the flip side of an interview with author, Susan Meyers. Thanks Susan!

Quickie Interview: Kim Rogers (and Giveaway!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Teenagers Book Giveaway

I received my copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Teenagers scheduled for release on July 26th. In it you'll find my stories, Stacy's Secret and The Substitute and many other inspirational stories.

Want to win a copy?

To win you can do one or more of the following:

1. Follow this blog

2. Comment on this blog post. (Should have added this in the original post. Sorry!)

3. Blog about this book giveaway

4. Tweet about this book giveaway

If you do one of the above you get one entry. If you do two, you get two entries. And so on.

Open to all U.S. residents. Contest deadline is Friday, July 22nd.

Please spread the word. Good luck!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Write a Novel This Summer

Overwhelmed with the thought of writing an entire novel? You can do it! Check out Camp NaNoWriMo where you can find online support, tracking tools, and a serious deadline to help you write the rough draft of your novel in just a MONTH this summer.

2011 Camp NaNoWriMo sessions take place in July and August. Like you need to add more to your crazy summer filled with work and vacations and all the things you do. Right? And if you're a mom like me—trying to write amidst taxiing kids to camp, the pool, and just plain keeping them entertained and from saying, "Mom, I'm bored." Well, there's always the original NaNoWriMo that kicks off in November. Either way, you'll have that novel written by Christmas.

Hope you're staying cool this summer. To all my American friends . . .

Happy 4th of July!

Be safe where you are!