2015 DFW Teen Writers’ Workshop

This is a great opportunity for all my young writer friends. You should really check it out!

DFW Writers Workshop

DFW Writers’ Workshop is very proud to announce that the Euless Public Library will be hosting the 2015 DFW DFWWW-Teen-Workshop-Logo-BWTeen Writers’ Workshop on Saturdays from 2 until 4 (ish). The program starts on June 13 and enrollment is limited, so don’t delay.

This program is 100% free and at least twice your daily recommended amount of fun. We’ve got a great line-up of speakers – this year we will even cover comics and graphic novels – and we are working on some fun extras to make this a summer to remember.

All participants must:
* Be between 13 and 18 and not yet graduated high school
* Commit to regular attendance (audit/drop-in spaces are available– see registration page)
* Pre-register (Click here to register)

For more information, be sure to check out our Facebook page as well.

Schedule and Speakers:
June 13  The Art of Critique taught by Melissa…

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Please click on the link to DL Hammons’ WRiTE CLUB to learn about an opportunity to win attendance at DFWCON 2015.  It should be an excellent conference, and the WRiTE CLUB will be a great way to hone your writing skills.

So, pull on your gloves, and swing away!

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Read This, and You WILL Write Better!

Excellent article on what not to do in your writing! Worth the read. If you’re not following Kristen Lamb, you should be.


Click on the title of Kristen’s post above.  WordPress is not playing nicely and would not let me reblog from her site. The title will get you there. I promise.

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Quiet Thoughts

No noise in the house this morning. Hubby to work. Children asleep. This means I am on my sofa enjoying coffee and silence. I’ve always loved poems, so it is only natural I wound up writing one. Hope you enjoy it.



I love the quiet stillness of morning.

Fetal-curled, hinting at my natal beginning,

I am a child held in my Father’s arms.

No words necessary.

His powerfully tender embrace is sufficient.

I lay back my head, catch the cadence of His breath, and fall into its time —

Rhythm found only in silence.


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Anniversary in San Francisco

I’ve just returned from three lovely days in San Francisco, California. It was a whirlwind tour of the city, Napa, Highway 1, Muir Woods, and Alcatraz. I’ve visited many other states but never the Golden State. It didn’t disappoint.

My sweet husband had declared a few months ago that we needed to get away. He was so right. It was a joy to have time alone with him — to hold his hand, stroll the shoreline, and watch the “fog [come] on little cat feet” over the hills. Often we are too busy to appreciate one another as individuals. We are a great team — with three busy kids, you learn to play zone defense like a pro! Sometimes, though, you have to stop, look the other person in the eye, recognize who they are and acknowledge the beauty of it.

Nineteen years ago, dressed in a flowing white gown and sporting a veiled pompadour, I said, “I do.” A wedding is for a day; you become married over time. A marriage is a lifelong journey that requires effort and intention. What a precious and invaluable journey we’ve been on. I’m so grateful. I’m ready for nineteen more and nineteen after that.

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