Thursday, October 27, 2011

new blog to read

Check out the bottom left. Blogs I read/follow. Go to Writing for the Love. The blogger is Bria Burton and she's written a comprehensive post about the FWA Conference. If you missed it - you can attend virtually by her writing. And congratulation to Bria (St Petersburg Chapter friend) who won first place in the unpublished Fantasy Novel Category in the Royal Palms Literary Awards.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Writer Essay and Memoir Writing Contest

To all the writers who read Oct.19th at the Safety Harbor Story Circle here is your chance to get published and win a Essay & Memoir contest. The Writer Magazine and the Gotham Writers Workshop are the sponsors. 1,000 to 1,200 words will be accepted. There is a small $10 entry fee. See all details at the Gotham Writers web site. Any questions? Put them in the comments section.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fabulous Florida Writer's Association Conference

Three days of sharing from excellent presenters, new and old colleagues sitting together at round tables, and gracious ambiance at the Lake Mary, FL Marriott. I loved it all.

When asked about my book in progress I gave my elevator speech, "Ever feel like running away to an island? I did it. The nine years I spent in Grand Cayman changed my life. I found a new part of myself."

The response was wonderful. Especially from women who are so busy trying to be everything to everybody, wife, partner, mother, daughter, chauffeur, career woman and mentor, to name a few. "Hurry and finish your book," most said. I can't wait to read it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dream Workshop

Your Dreaming Mind...
Ever wonder about those beautiful, wacky, sometimes scary scenarios? They have powerful magic for you... Learn how to remember, record, and use them to conquer fears, boost creativity, and show off your wild side!

Join Dream Wizard Jan Golden to learn more about your dreamtime and to develop strategies to record, recall and understand your dreams.

Tuesday, November 1       $40
6:30 - 8:30 PM   Call to Reserve 727 535-7816
2500 1st Ave N St Petersburg
Call to reserve 727 535-7816
All dreams come in the service of health and wholeness.” - Robert L. Van DeCastle, Ph.D, author of Our Dreaming Mind.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Florida Writer's Association Meeting

Yes, writers, authors, novelists, memoirists, poets, 
essayists, scribblers, typers, and others of the literary ilk,

This is late breaking news because I’m late at getting it to
 you !!! (Hopefully it isn’t broke.)

Sheila McNaughton and Jan Golden of 
Story Circle fame
will be presenting on memoirs. What - you write fiction?
Never despair! Some of the greatest fiction is inspired by
real events (memoir-like things, you know?).

This promises to be an interesting evening and I hope 
to see you there. The details are:

When?  Thursday, October 13
Where?  St. Pete Main Library
              Corner 9th Ave N and 37th St, in where else?
              St. Petersburg, Florida (Not Russia)

What Time?  5:30 until 7:30 Doors open at 5:30, meeting 
should commence on or about 6 pm, with concluding 
remarks occurring somewhere around 7:30 or shortly 
thereafter, seeing how the library closes at 8.

Hope you can join us,

John Rehg
FWA St Petersburg Group Leader

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

keeping a journal

I'm reading through some old journals to find gems for my memoir An Unfinished Woman. In Oct. of 1998 I attended an excellent workshop at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health with Angeles Arrien.
One of the question we were asked to reflect on and write about was "What has softened in me this year." I invite you to write . . .