Encouragement for all who write…
Writing in Color – because life is more than black and white
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These are the reasons this blog exists.
1. To Showcase some of my writing and to share my writing journey with others (both the victories and difficulties of freelance writing).
2. To encourage people who want to write better for their profession or their pleasure and have fun doing it. Many have encouraged me. I love to give back. I enjoy meeting other creatives!
3. To write regularly as a discipline, to exchange ideas, and having a place to show writing clips.
So, what is “Writing in Color?” Read the post: “What Harold Taught Me About Writing.”
Other popular posts:
- Having trouble finding the time to write? This will help. “Prime Time Writing“
- Do you double-check your work? Why you should. “Are You Making These Costly Copy Errors?” and “Edits: 5 Quick Checks for Better Writing.”
- Receiving and Rising above Rejection, Rejection Revisited Part 1 and Rejection Revisited Part 2
- For some creative inspiration (one of my favorite topics) try the tab at the top of the page “Story Sparklers”.
- Regarding Twitter and other social media, here are some tips on… Gaining Attention Without Losing Ground, and Important Twitter Advice a Little Birdie Told Me.
As you can see, one of my goal is to help others writers. I like to give back. I am nearing my 100th post, so look around.
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- I wrote several short stories for Cross home.com (discontinued). During that time 2 sold to Tyndale kids for the book, “The Young Believers Case Files.”
- Sold a short story to Kids’ Ark Magazine in August 2006
- I have published articles on writing for Will Write for Food.com (discontinued 2002-2008) previously maintained by Christy Barritt
- Sold an idea to Oatmeal Studios (greeting cards and stationery) in August 2011
- Sold a total of 8 devotions (February 2012 to June 2014) to The Secret Place for their quarterly devotional magazine
- Sold a devotion for the Upper Room for the July-August issue 2014
- I also self-published a short story called, He Who Wore a Shell, which is a 16 page tract mini-book that shares the Gospel in a story format. I used Click-book to do this which is a helpful program that takes care of formatting and paging for you.
To see a list of tools I’ve used in my writing, building my site, and for my business please see – “Tools of the Trade.”
(OK, this is the end of the guided tour)
Who Am I?
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8:3, 4
You actually do want to find out more about me? OK, I was born at an early age. I have refused to age beyond 50 (I’ll still grow wiser, just not older). So far this is working since I’m not there yet. Growing up I enjoyed Ray Bradbury whose passing in 2012 leaves a black hole in the literary world), Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone, and the Alfred Hitchcock Hour and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I loved their twists. I relished stories that lead you down one road and then took a sharp right at the end. I enjoy writing that can get you to look at something in a new light.
These stories and shows demonstrated to me that the wrap-up is an important script elements. Everyone dislikes a story that falls short of a good ending. Of course great writing is strong all the way through. I also enjoyed mysteries; reading the Encyclopedia Brown series, and later the Hardy boys. Through them I learned to pay attention to details. I like when a mystery writer succeeds in making me miss something I should have seen coming.
I’ve always had the desire to tell stories (don’t read too much into that). I remember receiving praise for items I’d written in Jr. High and High school. Later I learned there were many other types of writing. I didn’t begin marketing my writing until 2003. From 2006 to 2011, I worked at Harvest Company Bookstore. I learned a lot about the publishing and selling aspects of writing. Through the years, I have taken my craft and my call more seriously, and I have taken a few more chances; some have paid out. My likes and dislikes influence my writing, but I have wrestled with myself to find my voice. I listed some victories above and on my writing clips page.
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