Thursday, October 02, 2008

Check out Carrie's boxes

Carrie is extremely talented. Not only a great writer, but check out these bead boxes. (From New Mexico) I'm partial to the one called "Salsa." If you celebrate Christmas, you could get some early shopping done. . .

Go here:
  • here
  • over 700 unread messages in my box


    Hiding in there was a solicitation for a story. Mr. Editor, I'm this close to having one. Double ha!

    Writing quote for 10-02-08

    It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way.

    --Ernest Hemingway

    Quote for 10-02-08

    Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever...

    --Isak Dinesen

    Wednesday, October 01, 2008

    Quote for October 1, 2008

    When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.

    --Joyce Brothers

    Writing quote for October 1, 2008

    " . . . we look for stories with a human and thematic core, i.e. stories that display vision where writers, instead of “writing about what you know” (as the writing programs emphasize) write about what they can imagine. Another quality we look for is elusive but extremely important: it can best be described as a sense of estrangment from the world at the same time involvement with it; it exhibits a certain recognition of the simultaneous smallness and greatness of humanity, and demonstrates respect and compassion for all people and recognizes a peasant’s dream of owning a bicycle is as important to him as Napoleon’s dream of conquering Europe. This is a quality that only life can teach one; it cannot be learned in a writing program."

    -- from the guidelines for The Long Story

    Long time

    I'm getting ready for a craft show and I work pretty close to full-time now so blogging's the first thing to go.

    Not much writing, though I am this close to finishing two stories now--ha!