Wednesday, October 7, 2015

IWSG and A New Library in Town: One Stop For Writers

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Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Not only is it posting day for Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG), it's launch day for a new writing aid called One Stop for Writers by the awesome ladies who brought us the Emotion Thesaurus (and others). I've been looking forward for, like, forever!

So, instead of being insecure, I'm doing a happy dance!

If there's one thing all writers agree on, it's that writing is TOUGH. The road to publication twists and dips as we learn the craft, hone our abilities, create stories we're passionate about, fight discouragement, educate ourselves about the industry...and then start the process all over again as we realize there's room to improve. But you know what? If you are like me, you wouldn't have it any other way.

Yet, sometimes it's nice to get a helping hand.

Finding a good writing book, a helpful blog, a mentor or critique partner to share the journey with...these things are gems along the writing path. And guess what? Maybe there's another resource waiting just up the road called One Stop For Writers. One Stop For Writers is not writing software, but rather a powerful online library that contains tools, unique description collections, helpful tutorials and much more, brought to you by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi, the authors of The Emotion Thesaurus and Lee Powell, the creator of Scrivener for Windows. Could One Stop For Writers be the writing partner you've been searching for?

Visit Writers Helping Writers this week and see, where Angela, Lee and Becca are celebrating their venture with prizes and some pay-it-forward fun.  

Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday Meandering - September 28th

First Meandering ...

I went to a work conference for three days last week. One presenter did a fabulous class on dealing with difficult people. It's was a fascinating class, and I thought it had great implications for writing. Unfortunately, my notes got wet when a bottle leaked on the ride home. I'll have to ask my coworker for hers when I'm back in the office tomorrow. So, stay tuned ...

Second Meandering ...

Well, we're still here. Did any of you hear about the doomsday peeps who thought the blood moon last night meant the coming of the end of the world? I'm really glad I'm still here. I have the day off from work and planned to get a lot done today.

Third Meandering ...

Did any of you know that there are professional organizers? Another tidbit from my work conference. The gal who taught the class has a website called Clear & SIMPLE. She made some great suggestions that I'm going to try to implement for my writing desk. I wish I could hire her to help my poor hubby. He has an aversion to paperwork but also can't bring himself to throw it away because he might need it. I bought him a scanner to help get rid of that. When the cool weather hits, I hope the scanner will get a lot of use.

Fourth Meandering ...

Living in the Rocky Mountains means we get some gorgeous colors in the fall. We're just down the canyon from Sundance Ski Resort (owned by Robert Redford), and their ski lifts are open during the summer and fall for sightseeing and mountain biking. Following are a few photos from our Saturday lift trip.
The back side of Mount Timpanogos

Imagine having enough money to own a home here.

There was some kind of festival going one. Lots of little vendors in those white tents.

That's what I did this weekend. How about you? 
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