writing for children

Writing Wednesday

Need Representation?

Check out this agent:  Rachelle Gardner

And what she’s looking for here: http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-women-want.html

Writing Wisdom

Mrs. Gardner makes a point about not sending her a rough draft. Her reminder reminded me of my “homespun twitter wisdom” this week. Here are my little nuggets:

1. Submitting your first draft to a publisher is like running a marathon the day after you decide you want to be a runner.

2. Using a pretty adverb to strengthen a weak verb is like using a long stemmed rose to support a falling bridge.

3. The first line of a story needs to be as strong as the first plank on a swinging bridge.


Contest ALERT!

1. http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100406/LIVING/304060006 – There is a fee for one of these contests. I am not endorsing these contests, just alerting you to their existence. Do with the info what you will!

2. Book blog giveaway! http://joycemoyerhostetter.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-and-dvd-giveaway-4-chances-for-you.html

Got any contests you want to share?





11 thoughts on “Writing Wednesday

  1. Hi Donna, Just wanted to tell you that I read your article in P31 this month and it really spoke to me and my life. I feel a LOT like you did! Trying to manage what I love, which is writing (and trying to pursue a more consistent freelance writing life) and my two small children (3 and 1) and the stinkin’ house work!!! Does anyone actually like housework I wonder…yuck! Anyway, I feel al bit out of balance too, but would really love to be “ready for action” as you said…my house is just enough towards the ugly side of messy many days that I tend to not want to have people over either….Thanks for sharing your struggles and your tips!

    Best, Lisa


    1. Thank you so much for you kind words, Lisa! I hopped over to your blog and enjoyed what I read.
      I do know a few folks who LOVE to clean. I’m not one of them. Although, I have found much more enjoyment when I’m concentrating on other things while doing the “mundane”. Mundane allows us to go elsewhere in our thought process and pray or plan things out for the days ahead. I’m learning to work it out. It’s taking me time…but the Lord is gracious and patient!


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