Thankful Thursday: From My Blog Reader

There are times when it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the information on the Internet, especially when we tell ourselves we’re supposed to be keeping track of it all and applying it to our writing lives. Um…impossible. I have a long list of blogs in my blog reader, and on any given day, I […]

Somebody Else Says: Jane Friedman at CCYW

Quick Reminder: There’s plenty of time to enter my contest for a copy of THE WRITING & CRITIQUE GROUP SURVIVAL GUIDE, a critique, and other goodies. Click here to comment & enter, but make sure to come back and read the good stuff at today’s post, too. 🙂 Yesterday, at the Capital City Young Writers […]

Friday Five: What’s Happening Out There?

Okay, the blog’s been pretty Becky-centric this week, so for Friday, I’m scanning the blogosphere for interesting news, discussions, and events that are happening between and to others! School starts up again on Monday, so my brain (my middle-aged brain!) should be back firing on most more cylinders! 1. April is National Poetry month, and […]

Friday Five: Taking a Look around the Blogiverse

I feel like I’ve been doing a lot of navel-staring the last few weeks, like I’ve been a little too wrapped up in ME.  But I do love touching base with a Friday Five. So this Friday, I’m going to point you to a few other people…enjoy! 1. Start at Susan Taylor Brown’s blog. All this month, she’s […]

Somebody Else Says: Interview with Jane Friedman

Just a quick post to link you to an interview that Tad Richards did with Jane Friedman, of Writer’s Digest. The topic is “Writers & the Recession,” something–as worrisome as it is–we should all be keeping up with. Jane doesn’t pull any punches about where she thinks publishing is going, and she always has something interesting […]

This Time, a WRITING Contest

Just a quick note to point you to a writing contest Writer’s Digest is holding for Valentine’s Day. The prize is a $250.00 shopping spree in their bookstore–you could go CRAZY! And they don’t care about your mood–mushy or gloomy, they’ll take the entry. 🙂 Thanks to Jane Friedman for the info. And don’t forget […]

Webinars…Maybe I’m Catching up with the Millenium

Can you see me? Feebly waving an arm at you all, while I prop myself up against the wall? No, it’s not that bad! 🙂 I’m just being silly. I feel pretty great, actually, because I just sent the first (of two) chunks of The Critiquer’s Survival Guide off to my editor at Writer’s Digest. […]

Somebody Else Says: Social Networking Links

One of the very cool things about writing my critique book for Writer’s Digest is the timing. They’re doing a lot of reorganizing, shifting themselves–as I understand it–from several distinct businesses into one integrated community. I think I, and the book, are going to benefit greatly from this, not to mention having a fun ride […]