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Showing posts from August, 2009

Writer's Block

Jessica Park Today I am excited to have a dear friend of mine guest blog. She also happens to be an awesome writer. Jessica Park and I have never actually met in person, but we have one of the best friendships I've ever had with anyone. It all started when I received an e-mail from her letting me know that my book Silenced by Syrah had kept her sane during a night of food poisoning. She said that she would find herself laughing in between bouts of paying homage to the porcelain god. I personally thought that was a wonderful compliment, so when Jessica asked if I would read the lastest book she'd written with her mom Susan Conant, "TURN UP THE HEAT" (highly recommend" I jumped on it. I loved the book and I love Jessica. We live on separate coasts but that does not keep us from talking almost daily. When things get rough in this writer's world, I pick up the phone and JP straightens my butt out. She lifts me up and shakes me around and tells me that I can do

Why Write?

It's been some time since I've been on the blog. Um yeah...since April. My bad. I won't go into details as to where, how or why I sorta dropped off the face of the Earth, other than to say that I did, and I have my reasons. I apologize for those of you who signed up to follow the blog and for those of you checking in. I do plan to keep up with this blog and keep it current from this day forward. Almost sounds like a vow. Scary. I hope you'll hang in here with me. I want you to be a part of this blog. I do plan to change it up a bit though and hope you will still follow. Initially I wanted the blog to be geared toward writing lessons for kids and helping kids grow as writers, and that will definitely still be a part of the blog. However, I titled this blog Adventues N Writing. That "said," I want to have a blog here that discusses the adventures we have as writers--the good, the bad and the ugly. I hope to share the joys of writing and the pitfalls of writing,