Happy Almost New Year’s Eve Everyone! Children's author Julie Hedlund (http://www.juliehedlund.com/12days) challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year's resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity - what DIDN'T get done or… Continue reading Success in 2019!
Writers, join in the fun and inspiration of generating 30 new story ideas in January 2020. Visit @taralazar.com, register, and write to make friends and win prizes. I've done it, I loved it, and I won a great prize (critique). Good luck!
My Halloweensie story did not place, but here are the top 12 out of 324 (!) entries for your enjoyment. Aren't they terrific? Feel free to follow the link to Susanna's site and vote for your favorite.
For the first time, I'm entering Susanna Leonard Hill's annual Halloweensie Contest. The rules this year is that the story be for children aged 12 and under, 100 words or fewer, and include the words: trick, cobweb, and potion. Please enjoy my entry below! Hob, Gob, and Lin Hob, Gob, and Lin Wandered on the… Continue reading Halloweensie Contest
Hello Friends! The colors are glorious, the weather is blustery, fun-size packages have taken over the store. Fall is in full swing. My essay on reflecting on fall is featured in the latest issue of the Columbia River Reader. You can access the entire newspaper by this link: Columbia River Reader. My article is on Page… Continue reading Fall Reflections and Contest News