Thursday, May 29, 2014

Look and participate please

 Look in the sidebar please,I have created a poll and I would love for you to participate.  It is a poll about your favorite genre.  

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What are fair expectations?

As a book reviewer, and an author, I follow lots of other authors on Facebook.  Last week I observed something that made me wonder. What are fair expectations from an author, from a fan perspective?
I think as fans we often forget that authors have lives that involve more than writing. They have children, clubs, groups, church activities, and some even have full time jobs. On top of writing. So what should we expect when we try to interact with an author? Is it fair to get upset because our questions go unanswered? I personally do not work outside my home, but I stay so busy I get tired of everything. Between church, ladies groups, family obligations, taking care of my home, writing sometimes is the last thing on my mind.  Now I am not an author with books flying off the shelves (yet ;-)) but what should I as an author, offer my readers.
I am human when I say I want the readers to love what I write, I want great reviews, but do I have to fulfill unfair expectations to achieve all that?  What do you say?

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Friday, May 23, 2014

A Blog Hoppin...

My friend Laura V. Hilton, sent me this blog hop post to join in on.so here we go..

What am I working on?
    That is a loaded question because I have about 3 or 4 children's stories I am working on...but the latest story is Fritz the Frog.  (and it is rhyme..ACK)
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
   Well I am not sure how to answer that, all of my stories are faith based and usually have a gospel message intwined in them.
Why do I write what I do?
   UMMMMMM because I don't want to grow up and enjoy relating to kids on their level...*big cheesy grin*
How does your writing process work?
   another very good question, basically I write when I feel inspired, I have found if I am not inspired, then I just waste a lot of time trying to write something that bores even me..

So my instructions were to pick some writing friends and I am picking some local friends..

Lisa Collins
About Lisa
Lisa M. Collins’ non-fiction has appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and her poetry in the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. She received a Sally A. Williams Grant from the Arkansas Arts Council for writing. Lisa copy edited and researched on Understanding Global Slavery by University of California Press, and is currently an editor for Metahuman Press.
Lisa's Hop

June Foster
June is a retired teacher and love to travel with my husband. I began writing Christian fiction in January, 2010. My hope is to minister to Christians who struggle with the same issues as my hero and heroine.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Today is...

Limerick Day...
http://www.holidayinsights.com/stpat/limerickday.htm

So can you write a Limerick??

Here are the instructions for writing one..
A Limerick is a humorous verse or poem. It is five lines longs. It's name come from the city of Limerick, Ireland. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line rhyme.  The third and fourth lines rhyme.


Let's give it a try...post your example in the comments please.

Here is my try..

Once there was a toad.
In the middle of the road.
He jumped so high
As we drove by
He landed in my ala mode.

ROFL>..silliness I say..