Day seven of the 12 Days of Christmas for Writers sponsored/led by Julie Hedlund. Thus far, each exercise has been challenging, sparking reflection. Today's exercise was EASY and wonderful! Make a gratitude list: My husband, who has encouraged my work as a NASA contractor and has supported my switch to writing whole-heartedly. Thank you for … Continue reading Gratitude!
Children's author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year's resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity - what DIDN'T get done or achieved in the previous year. Instead, she suggests … Continue reading 2020…Successes?
Press 53 sponsors a 53-word story contest every month. Their winners are fantastic - amazing what they can do with such a short word count! This month's theme was "giving". Check out the winner for November and the contest rules at https://www.press53.com/53word-story-contest Giveaway By Heather Cash Morris Her wealthy aunt’s final words had been “I’m … Continue reading “Giveaway” – 53 word contest entry
This little Christmas story was born from a "tub tale" invented by myself and my youngest. (Tub tales are short stories that we play while she's in the tub.) Hope you enjoy! “Only four more days till Christmas!” Jaguar clapped her paws, “My VERY FIRST Christmas! I wonder what we do?” Jaguar was new to … Continue reading Jaguar’s First Christmas
Photo by Hert Niks on Unsplash Well, I did not think I had an entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Helpers Contest, but as I edited my "tub tale" - "Jaguar's First Christmas" - I thought, "Why not?" Below is the shortened version of my previous post. Susanna challenged the KidLit community to write a … Continue reading Holiday Helper’s Contest Entry!