Monday, May 21, 2012

Red Pen Request....

I know there's been crickets chirping here since my "I am a Writer!" battle cry, but I have actually been hard at work on my MFA Sunday School homework.

This is my 1st attempt at developing characters.  If you have a virtual red pen and are ready to use it, I would love some feedback and would be happy to do the same for you.

If you're interested in honing your critiquing skills and helping a newbie out, you can leave your email address in the comments (I won't publish it).


Monday, April 23, 2012

A Letter to My Writerly Self

MFA Sunday School: Lesson One - A Query Letter to Myself
A map to guide my writing & bring me back when I've lost my way

Dear Writerly Self,

I am a writer.  I am a writer of journal entries, blog posts and hasty, unedited emails I blast off to friends when I can't sleep in the middle of the night.  I am a writer because I have always found clarity forcing jumbled thoughts into written words, because I have always found something powerful about putting pen-to-paper or fingers-to-keyboard. 

I am a writer who in the next two years will become more deliberate and focused about writing.  I am a writer who will carve out time for regular blog posts, who will join that local writing group whose pamphlets I shove in my purse.  I am a writer who will learn to take risks and open myself up to criticism.  I am a writer who might even learn enough in the next two years to piece together those tiny fragments of a novel I have bouncing around my head. 

I am a writer who will dedicate myself to becoming part of a community, both online and in person.  I will do this because I am committed to my writing and I want to be held accountable to that commitment.  I will do this because I want to be challenged and to grow.  I will do this because I want to share my words, make connections and build a support system.  Most of all, I will do this because it is something I love.

Sincerely yours,