Month: October 2016

Mary Poppins and my right to VOTE

I’ve decided to take November off from blogging, social media, and newsletters.  I’ll be challenging myself and participating in National Novel Writing Month.  The general idea is 50,000 new words on a novel by the end of the month.  I am an uber slow writer, so this seems insanely difficult and unattainable to me—but I will try it and let you know how things pan out in December. A few things over the last couple of months made me realize …

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Book Review-Arts & Numbers by Elaine Grogan Luttrull

I did a bit of extra writing for the Whispering Prairie Press newsletter this month. I’d read Luttrull’s book and found it extremely helpful, so WPP decided to include my review in this month’s newsletter. You sold your first piece of work! Hooray! Congratulations! Celebrate that check, because it is a major moment of creative validation. You have mad creative skills—skills with financial value. If you want to pursue your art/writing professionally it is important to understand what your talent …

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KC Writes Interview-Angela Cervantes

For this month’s KC Writes interview, I put on my Managing Editor hat and put away my podcast recorder to speak with Angela Cervantes.  Angela is a middle grade writer based in Kansas City; we met at the Missouri Writers Guild Convention in March of this year.  I sat in the audience during her presentation, and fifteen minutes in a slide of Kansas City Voices popped up.  Turns out we published her back in 2007. (Long before I was involved …

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