RMFW Friday Night Lights–Coors Preferably

Friday night at RMFW was another good night. I, in all my splendor, didn’t even bother to put on make up that day and my curls were woefully lacking. I’m telling y’all, cupcakes are the secret to a successful conference. Now, granted we had a large group of Gnomies. Julie B was busy putting bling […]

RMFW Friday Night Lights–Coors Preferably

Friday night at RMFW was another good night. I, in all my splendor, didn’t even bother to put on make up that day and my curls were woefully lacking. I’m telling y’all, cupcakes are the secret to a successful conference. Now, granted we had a large group of Gnomies. Julie B was busy putting bling […]

RMFW Critique Groups

Critiquing. If we’re writers, it goes with the territory. Beth Shope has a very good description on Books and Writers. One of her links to critiquing advice.Her second link to critiquing. Her third link to a Nathan Bransford blog post. I strongly suggest everyone go read Beth’s post on Books and Writers. It’s excellent. She […]

It’s Will’s Birthday

Will holding his niece Samantha at a day old. Will feeding Logan at 7 weeks. His four-day leave before deploying was the first time he got to see him. Brandon and Will bantering about something. I wish I had the scanner working. I would love to post some pictures of Will when he was younger. […]

RMFW-3

The first day of the conference started out with a wonderful breakfast buffet. We all ate and sat around shooting the bull. I think Janet_Reid captured Kari Lynn Dell first rattle out of the box. She was also seen in the company of a prospective client who had written a fabulous novel she was very […]

Back To The RMFW Conference

Back to the conference. One thing I thoroughly appreciated was the hotel shuttle. I loved Surrey, but having to try to coordinate flights so you can share the very expensive cab ride is a pain. The bus driver even loaded my luggage for me. I was thrilled. Kari Lynn Dell was my roommate and she […]

A Woman Scorned

This is another writing exercise. It was based on using an adage as part of the story. Adage-JMW Julieweathers` Grandpa Jacob thumped the Meerschaum pipe against his boot heel, knocking the ashes out of it onto the worn wooden porch. He pulled a leather tobacco pouch out of his hip pocket and carefully tamped a […]

Gnomes in my Underwear

The Surrey International Writers Conference has been the gathering spot for members and former member of an internet writing forum for years. And, if Diana Gabaldon is the reigning queen of the event, then Jack Whyte must surely be the king. They are gracious, entertaining and willing to share their vast knowledge of the craft […]