This weekend a few of us Diamonds took a little detour to the wild side. This is Arkansas. We live here. Many of us in rural settings. Arkansans are very stalwart when it comes their right to bear arms. Most of us enjoy hunting and just as many prefer the protection of a firearm to… Continue reading Keeping Up With Firearms
I remember when I first started writing. I read everything I could find about writing. And I mean everything. One of the key pieces of advice given by most every source said “LISTEN” to the conversations around you. Listen to the world around you. Open your ears and that space between them and listen to… Continue reading The Art of Listening
I’m supposed to write something writerly on this post, but truthfully, all my brain can come with is a mass of stuff concerning my leaving my mundane day to day existence to the far away place of Michigan. The sweltering heat of Arkansas will be forgotten as I enjoy the first family reunion I’ve attended… Continue reading Vacation!
This is the year of delving into the science of craft for me. I have to approach everything from an analytical perspective, my fatal flaw. I’ve been at this for six years now and I’ve written a LOT of words, finished a few books, but haven’t published anything, accept a really nice short story. I’ve… Continue reading Did You Know RWA has Classes?
We all have a need to make a cover or banner or some form of art work at some point in our writing journey. How many of us have that much time or enough funds to expedite it quickly and efficiently? Well, we learned how to make lovely, semi-professional banners/covers at one of our monthly… Continue reading Doing It Yourself – Banner Creation Made Simple
A couple of weeks ago most of the state of Arkansas was covered in snow. Brrr. Ice and snow. It was insufferable. Cold and dangerous. That was 2 days before the NOLA Stars Conference. A brief moment of panic ensued. That was until the sun came out that Thursday and proved natural warmth would melt… Continue reading A Shot in the Arm – NOLA STARS Conference
Meet Lacey Thacker. Last month we had the distinct pleasure of hosting a wonderful young woman whom a number of our group hires for her excellent abilities to edit a manuscript. She the marvelous and refreshing Lacy Thacker. Lacy gave us a quick overview of how she edits a manuscript. She does a three pass… Continue reading A Visit with a Real Editor