Writing prompt for Monday

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! Get ready: we’re going back to Long Story # 1 for Monday. If you haven’t read any of this spur-of-the-moment (known as “pantser” in writer speak) creation yet, check it out on The Write Edge Writing Workshop and let me know what you think. Then get ready for the next part on Monday. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

Have a great day, readers!


Latest book review now up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I know I promised on Monday a new book to be released in the next few weeks, but in the meantime I finished another book that had been waiting for me on my nightstand. Because our theme for this week is patience, I thought I would share my thoughts on this book with you in deference to its patience in waiting for me.

And if you read the book in today’s review, you’ll understand that books can definitely possess patience of their own.

Today I share with you my thoughts on Sarah Addison Allen’s book The Sugar Queen. Curious what I thought of it? Here’s an excerpt from the review:

“Author Sarah Addison Allen delights with her characters and story line. She blurs the line between realism and fantasy with such ease that readers will wish they could live in Bald Slope dodging books and looking for wayward waitresses in their closets. At the heart of her story lie the identifiable issues of life: wanting to fit in, troubled relationships with parents, dealing with mistakes made against us by those we love, and trying to redeem ourselves by doing the right thing.”

Read the whole review now!



Exercising patience

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Good morning, Write Edge readers!  Spring continues its encroachment on winter’s old territory.  While we wait for the complete transformation, we have to stay patient through the rain and the mini dips in temperature.  Patience applies to many other areas of our lives, including our life passions.  Stephen King had something to say about this, which you can see in today’s motivational quote on “A Writer’s Heartbeats”.

The theme of patience in relationships continues in today’s “Exercising the craft.”  Go to The Write Edge Writing Workshop now to find out what writing prompt I chose for this week’s short story.  Check out an excerpt below:

“That’s right, Matthew, old boy, let’s have it out right now and get it over with.

“Evelyn, I thought we agreed that we’d let Sharon take care of the safe.”

“No, actually, we didn’t agree on anything. You told me what you thought, and I disagreed.”

Read the whole thing now!

In the middle of the week I’ll share with you my review of a book coming out in the next several weeks that asked for patience from its readers.  Did it deliver?  Find out on Wednesday on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

And, for the ultimate test of patience, kids.  We go back to Growth Spurts at the end of the week on Growth Chart.  Read them Friday!

Have a great week, readers!