A few posts ago, I mentioned that writing–and writing often–begets better writing. And that inspired me to pen “Becoming a Better Writer: Easier Than You Think” for my last Muffin musing. ICYMI, you can check it out here. (Public Service Announcement: ICYMI stands for In Case You Missed It. It’s embarrassing how long I stared at those letters till I figured it out.)
And for those of you struggling to become a better “tell-a-story-in-an-essay” writer, I’m passing along Linda O’Connell’s excellent tips, over at the Pen and Prosper blog. I read on her blog that she’s giving away a Chicken Soup book to one of the lucky commenters at her Pen and Prosper post. And in my experience, there is nothing like reading 100 Chicken Soup stories to get the feel for writing a Chicken Soup type story/essay.
I’m also including a heads up to the Green River Writers Contest. I like to support writers’ groups and Kentucky is a lovely state. Plus, whatever you’ve been working on to become a better writer is sure to find a category in this contest. (Check out the guidelines for fees and publishing rights.)
Lastly, because all (writing) work and no play makes Cathy a dull girl, I took Cathy-on-a-Stick out on a, uh…uh…whatchamacallit.
(Now see? Writing a sentence like that makes me realize I need to get back to work.)
Hey Cath – Great links, every one. Thanks!
You’re welcome, Lisa! Maybe you’ll have a little time now, for some extracurricular writing? 🙂
I read your Muffin post and tried to leave a message, but I must be techno challenged. Thank you for the shout out. Bless your heart!
I saw a comment over there from you, Linda, so it must’ve come through–thanks! And your post re: writing for Chicken Soup was too helpful not to spread the word! 🙂
Cathy–Thanks for the link to Cathy-on-a-Stick’s antics. She sure gets around…;)
And those are the pics of her I can share, Sioux. (You have no idea what that pic on a stick gets into!) 🙂