Friday, February 27, 2009

signs of spring

What a wonderful time of year to take long walks with a camera.

Today is a non-renewable resource.
Once it's gone, it's gone forever.
Give Thanks for today because it's given to you by God. Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Author DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills, a prolific writer, is my mentor, teacher and friend. We met during an Inspirational Writers Alive Conference in Houston several years ago when I attended her presentation on turning fact into fiction.

DiAnn has masterfully researched facts in her latest novel, Breach of Trust , to be released in March. Romance takes a back seat to deception and danger in an action packed tale of suspense.

Heroine, Paige Rogers, hiding behind her cover as a small town librarian is a strong, couragous woman with a past. Discover this page turner.

You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

writing tips I've learned from dogs

Always greet editors, agents and other writers with enthusiasm, even if you just saw them three minutes ago. They never grow tired of thinking they are the most important people in your life.

Continuously learn new tricks. It keeps you in the game.

Sleep as much as possible but always be ready to play when the chance arises.

Don't be afraid to get ddirty, it fact relish it.

Barking a lot is annoying, so don't do it often. Be a good listener so when you do bark you will get attention.Don't confuse your tail with a goal worth chasing.

Be prepared to roll over and accept changes.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

body language for writers

I haven't had much luck with humans allowing me to study their body language, so after reading the book "Do Cats Think" I decided to analyze the three cats who dominate my home.

Frizbee, posing amoungst the books, seems to say, "Of course we think. Do you?"

Haughty Beowulf's posture says, "Why should I communicate with mere humans."

Grendel and Beowulf share a secret, "We exist to eat and sleep. Sometimes we allow humans to stroke our fur to vent their frustrations. and reduce stress."

"It 's obvious that we are intent on tracking that pesky squirrel.

Why won't someone let us out? We'll get him."

"Squirrel? What squirrel? All I see is birds."

" At the end of a tough day of posing for wanna-be writers and chasing off squirrels, it's time to relax. Resting is what cat's think about all day. Napping is what we do best."