MEJ Monthly

October 30, 2019

I begin a six-week class tonight at Francis Tuttle Career Center titled Revisions Make Your Fiction Compelling. The instructor is Richard Crum who worked many years for National Geographic. He has a fantastic C.V., and I am very excited by the opportunity to learn.

October 4, 2019

I attended the Kansas Writers’ Group conference in Wichita. Nice bunch of people. The seminars offered by author Paul Bishop were very instructive.

September 3, 2019

WriterCon 2019 was fantastic. Bill Bernhardt, the Red Sneakes Center, and Write Well Sell Well organized an amazing conference. Draft2Digital‘s sponsorship was outstanding.

August 15, 2019

Very much looking forward to WriterCon 2019 over the Labor Day weekend. Fantastic number of speakers. The conference, site, and app are top notch. More later.

August 6, 2019

My flash fiction piece, Alone in Warsaw, was selected for publication by Amanda Steel in the U.K. for the autumn issue of Printed Words.

July 8, 2019

The Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. selected for publication a flash fiction story I submitted several weeks ago. The Report is published three times a year, and in each issue offers two pictures for authors to write a five-hundred-word flash fiction story. I am honored to have my short fiction selected for the Summer 2019 issue.

June 3, 2019

My manuscript for the preliminarily titled Distrust has been handed off for editing to Ally Robertson (AliciaDean.com), a professional editor and author located in the Oklahoma City area. It is both scary and exciting to have your work reviewed and critiqued, but much easier to receive advice from professionals rather than draw unfavorable reviews on Amazon and other sites.

May 6, 2019

The shock has not worn off. I was chosen as first place winner in the mystery/suspense category (26) in the annual writing contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. It was exciting to see several friends also win awards. The annual conference in Oklahoma City was May 3-4. The sessions were informative, the conference well organized, and the attendees friendly. It was quite the first-time experience for a wannabe author.

April 2, 2019

Many thanks to Nicki Rycroft for the time and effort in reading and offering many great comments/edits for my manuscript. She is multi-talented and I recommend her web site to see her remarkable paintings.

March 4, 2019

I enjoyed reviewing and offering edits to Carolyn Leonard for her latest publication, Every Ten Years, soon to be published. Fascinating information based on the decennial census from 1790-1950. A great read and this would be an excellent addition to any upper grade classroom.

February 4, 2019

Participating in a class called ‘Joy of Writing’ at Francis Tuttle Technology Center offered by Maria Polson Veres. Great class.

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