Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Writing Happenings

Hi everyone, it has been busy here in the Blackberry Patch and I haven't had much time to post.
Spring is here! I just hope that winter doesn't decide to poke his dreary head in on us again. (But we all know he will)

My husband got spring fever a few days ago and tilled our garden. Nothing is planted yet, but it might not be too early to put out a few onions.

I have my manuscripts ready to mail out to the WVWriters annual contest! Whew! Now I can get back to normal around here.

There is a great call for submissions over at Write From the Heart. Go check it out. Linda is a funny lady and a great writer.

I won a pre-release copy of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character Expression!
I am so excited. Angela and Becca have a great blog called, The Bookshelf Muse. If you haven't visited their site before, go check it out. You will not be disappointed.

I am also reading Vada Faith, a book by my friend Barbara Whittington. Go check out her site, Writing - the ups and downs. 

 As you can see, there is a lot going on in the writing world. We had our weekly writing meeting yesterday. I took my synopsis of my MG and we tweaked it a little. I don't know what I would do without my writing friends.

Writing Tip: Instead of using adjectives like beautiful, pretty and handsome, get more specific. Describe their features that show why you think they are beautiful, pretty or handsome.

What's happening in your world?

Happy writing.

Posted by Janet Smart at Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.
©Janet F. Smart


  1. Great tip. And good for you having your manuscript ready for the contest. Fingers crossed for you!

  2. Visiting with you from Nana's Memories blog. Best wishes with the manuscript. Have a nice weekend.

  3. Janet,
    Congratulations upon winning the copy of "The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression." Sounds like a great book. Also, good luck with your entry in the WV Writer's annual contest. It's great your husband got your garden tilled. Wow! I just love to work in the garden. I'm so glad spring's sprung!
    Thanks for the writing tip.
    Have an enjoyable spring day!

  4. Congratulations on getting your manuscript all set for the contest--and good luck! And, hurray for winning The Emotion Thesaurus. I can't wait to get my mitts on that.
    Happy spring!


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