Holidays provide needed reading time for good books

Thankfully Reading WEekend offers opportunity to read Thanksgiving holiday books for writers.

Thanksgiving reading time and The Count of Monte Cristo When two reading events come together, it’s a pleasure and holidays provide added reading time. This weekend my intention has been, if not to finish, to at least gain headway in my reading of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I mean, it is…

Popplet for picture book writers

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Ways to use Popplet for picture book writing Popplet is a new visual organizing and mindmapping tool that picture book writers will find useful in many ways. To illustrate I decided to use Popplet to create my first popplet called, of course, Popplet for Picture Book Writers. I created this visual in less than an…

Good Housekeeping writing contest wants memoir

Good Housekeeping magazine writing contest calls for memoirs about mothers.

Good Housekeeping writing contest focuses on mothers This year the Good Housekeeping writing contest seeks stories about mothers for their memoir contest. It’s all about mom this year with Good Housekeeping’s “Every Mother Has a Story” nonfiction memoir theme. The Good Housekeeping writing contest wants nonfiction essay manuscripts that have a mother at the center…

Magazine essay contest seeks your story

Major magazine essay contest for writers by Ladies Home Journal.

Magazine essay contest – Ladies Home Journal 2013 Looking for a major magazine essay contest to enter? Ladies Home Journal is interested in the best decision you’ve ever made. That’s the topic for this year’s LJH Personal Essay Contest. When it comes to writing contests, this is a major one.  The deadline is December 6,…

Thanksgiving holiday books for writers

Thankfully Reading WEekend offers opportunity to read Thanksgiving holiday books for writers.

Who writes Thanksgiving holiday books? The answer might surprise you. Count Louisa May Alcott among the writers who have given us Thanksgiving holiday books. Alcott’s An Old-fashioned Thanksgiving short story has even been made into a movie starring Jacqueline Bisset. Truman Capote mined his childhood for short stories and came up with the perennial holiday favorite The…