Category Archives: Reading and writing

Sarah’s challenge

Sarah gave me a writing challenge. Here it is: There are many aspects to great storytelling that draw the reader into the action. One of the most effective methods to grabbing the reader right from the start is creating an … Continue reading

Posted in August 2008, Reading and writing, This, that and the other - misc. stuff | 1 Comment

Good Book

I just finished reading “Mount Vernon Love Story” by Mary Higgins Clark. It is a biography/love story of George and Martha Washington. I loved it. Give it a try.

Posted in August 2008, Reading and writing, This, that and the other - misc. stuff | Leave a comment

starting my business

I’m starting my freelance writing business. I have all the tools I need to write–my brain, books, office equip. I have decided to get serious and get started submitting stories and articles for publication.

Posted in July 2008, Reading and writing, This, that and the other - misc. stuff | Leave a comment

Ralph–chapter 3

Ralph nodded. “Yep. I’m Steven Byrd. Jenna was my wife. Someone murdered her and it wasn’t me. That buddy of yours thinks it is. The whole world thinks I did it. They always look at the spouse first.” He rubbed … Continue reading

Posted in April 2008, Reading and writing | Leave a comment

Ralph part 1

To read chapter one of Ralph, click the link below: http://mdskiswriting.blogspot.com/2008/03/writing-exercises.html

Posted in April 2008, Reading and writing | Leave a comment

Ralph–chapter 2

As they left the bowling alley, Eric said, “Let’s go to your place. Jeannie will be putting the kids to bed by now.” He pulled his cell phone out of his pocket. “Hon, I’ll be a little late. Um—something came … Continue reading

Posted in April 2008, Reading and writing | Leave a comment

Writing Exercises

I have several books with writing exercises for writers. One book I am using is A Picture Is Worth A 1,000 Words. By Phillip Sexton and photos by Tricia Bateman. It gives you a prompt to start and then you … Continue reading

Posted in March 2008, Reading and writing | 1 Comment