Review of 2017 Newly written: 4 short stories and 2 flash fiction 19 submissions (5 short stories and 3 flash; sent to 2 competitions, 10 magazines, and 1 anthology) 1 acceptance (L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest) 14 rejections 4 pending Reflections/Notes Flash fiction seems to be a good way for me to … Continue reading Review of 2017 and Goals for 2018
Currently, I'm reading Writers of the Future, Volume 29. In it, Dave Farland included L. Ron Hubbard's article titled, "The Manuscript Factory." In this article, he discusses writing in business terms, which I'm only beginning to comprehend. I found the article so interesting that I wanted to write up a report on it to share … Continue reading “The Manuscript Factory” by L. Ron Hubbard
Today, I went to my first book signing, and I learned a few things.
Coming April 2018 in L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, volume 34.
The last thing I want is to lose a hard-earned reader simply because they can't find out more about me...
For the first two years of my marriage and all the rest of my earlier life, I had no clue how to cook. My family tells horror stories of my cooking escapades around their campfires (not really, but they do around the dinner table at reunions). How my husband survived those first two years, I'll … Continue reading How to Succeed as a Terrible Cook
Individuality is Divine, Not Aesthetic. *** Humanity is Universal, Not Quantified. *** Dignity is Practiced, Not Applied.
The Shropshire Music Foundation. In high school, I was passionate about serving internationally in humanitarian aid and peace-keeping. I also had a passion for music. I never imagined that the two could be combined. After I graduated, a friend introduced me to the Shropshire Music Foundation. This foundation organizes community music classes to promote unity, … Continue reading My Favorite Foundation
The Egyptian Protests began on January 25, 2011 - a day now dubbed "The Day of Wrath" in Egypt. Today is February 4, 2011: "The Day of Decision". President Mubarak has refused to step down from his position as president. He has been president of Egypt for nearly 30 years. During his "reign", the rich got … Continue reading The Egyptian Protests of 2011
Definition of "little brother"/"little sister" - Any person that is younger than you and witnesses the things that you do, the things that you say you do, and the things that they think you do. I have a sister who is seven years younger than me. Because of this, I've witnessed an interesting pattern in the … Continue reading Our Responsibility to Younger Generations