Merry Christmas to my writing friends! And, of course, to all my other friends out there.
What do you wish to be under your Christmas tree this year?
a pen or a book?
Do you wish for a Kindle or
a small writing nook?
How about an idea or
contract or story.
How about a lot of money
and fame and glory.
I would love to have a writing contract!
But, I am happy to have my family, my friends and my good health (or relatively good health).
I received this in the mail today. I opened it and put it under my tree, along side of my Fiesta Cappuccino Mug that I found at the thrift store today. Everyone knows I love Fiestaware. It is one of the fine products that is still made in the USA!
I won the book Writing Young Adult Fiction for DUMMIES! and it is autographed by the author, Deborah Halverson.
I have glanced through the book and I see that it is going to have helpful info for other genre writing as well.
Some of the topics, along with the many that pertain to writing for teens, are: Writing the Almighty Hook, Setting is More than Somewhere to be, Editing and Revising with Confidence, Mastering Marketing, Picking up the Pace, Slowing the Pace, Creating Tension, Engaging the Five Senses and Packaging Your Submission.
I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and you get what you wish for under your tree this year.