Archive | October 2014

THANK YOU HUGS

Taking a break from the word a day life and thought I would check in and say hello to all my fans and followers!!  As well send everyone a thank you hug as your encouragement helped me to achieve the goal of writing my first short story!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!    I hope everyone will take a look at my book on Kobo and Kindle (will be submitting it this weekend as time off from work).   I would appreciate e

veryone’s input and feedback – it took a lot of creative muscle stretching for me as new to story writing.

I am taking the weekend to brain storm for the next adventures along The Antique House journey – should be interesting to see where the imagination takes me!!

The Antique House Released

Announcing with great excitement on Kobo – The Antique House 5.99.  Stop by Kobo site and check it out please!!!’

I will be submitting it to Kindle probably this weekend – I will definitely be sure to update everyone on the progress and release information for Kindle.

Stay tuned

Courage to say “no”

Do you know what he sees
When he looks at me?
Does he connect to the person
I have proudly become?
Does his heart still have love left?
Did his feelings for me flee?

We share the same spaces day after day
Silence fills the air and leaves no room to breath
Passing ships we pass each other by
Neither of us knowing the words we are suppose to say

Inside my heart breaks by the minute
Like a caged and lonely animal I cry
If this is all that I deserve its fine
But why does he stay with me If his heart is not in it

Intimacy is a foreign language to us now
Any touch feels so mechanical and cold
Obligation becomes the main reason he tries it seems
How I wish I could insensitive too but I don’t know how

My vows now my prison I cannot escape
I made this poor choice it is true
I hear myself say no one cares now
This is your mistake so accept your fate

I wish I could talk to the girl from so many years ago
I would make her feel special and secure

Help her see that there are so many treasures awaiting her
She would have the courage to say “no”

No to so many things that she was coaxed to do

No to the feeling that she had to conform to society’s mold

No to settling for “Mr Right Now” instead of love that is true

No would have saved her from all the hurt she went through

The Antique House Soon To Be Released

Final draft of The Antique House completed and I am in process of having it published by Kobo in ebook format.

I am just waiting for review of book to be done and released for sale.  The price I set is 4.99 CDN – please those fans who have a kobo check it out and review as it is MY FIRST SHORT STORY!!! All reviews are welcome!!

it will be the first story in a series of stories – I hope everyone will follow Melinda in her journey.

I will be submitting it to kindle shortly as well – just have to wait for next day off as daily schedule on certain days.

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening.

I will be submitting a blog article this weekend – so stay tuned to see what this weeks topic will be about.

Top Ten Writing Mistakes Editors See Every Day

Confessions of a Creative Writing Teacher

Goya -The sleep of reason produces monsters (c1799) recut

In addition to writing and teaching, one of the things I do for a living is to evaluate manuscripts for their suitability for publication. I read fiction (and non-fiction) across several genres, and write comprehensive reports on the books. I try always to guide the author towards knocking his or her project into a shape that could be credibly presented to literary agents, publishers and general readers. You know how Newman and Mittelmark introduce How Not to Write a Novel by saying, ‘We are merely telling you the things that editors are too busy rejecting your novel to tell you themselves, pointing out the mistakes they recognize instantly because they see them again and again in novels they do not buy,’ well they’re right; I am one of those editors.

However good the idea behind a novel, when the author is still learning the craft of writing – like any…

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