After I started quilting, I discovered quilt fiction. I had no idea until I started reading a few books with a quilt focus, but this is almost a genre unto itself and it actually has been since the mid-1800’s. Apparently quilters' obsessions with anything at all having to do with "quilting" has existed for centuries. … Continue reading Quilt Stories (or Quilters’ Obsessions with Anything Related to Quilts)
In my last post, I concluded that I am a sucker for books on writing, so yesterday I lived up to my label, got up early, poured myself a cup of coffee and read We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media by Kristen Lamb. Her blog is in my blog roll, just … Continue reading What’s in a blog (or should be)?
When I started this whole writing journey, I knew there were books on how to write. I’m a book junkie, so I’d seen them. I’d even occasionally picked up a copy of “Writer’s Digest” or “Poets and Writers Magazine” to peruse. I was obviously aware there is a publishing industry since that’s where my beloved … Continue reading Target Audience for a Book on Writing: Me
I wrote a story. What now? I am clearly new at this game and writing short fiction is not something I thought I would ever really be interested in as I have taught them for years and recognize that a tight, good story would be, for me, much harder to write than a novel. I … Continue reading What does one do with a short story?