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Writing has become more than a way to make lists or keep in touch with friends. It is a vital part of who I am. For the past few years I've been writing essays, devotionals, a memoir, and several novels. I invite you to join me on this site so we can explore ways together to improve our writings. Words can be beautiful or they can be hurtful - even devastating. The well-placed word or phrase, the choice metaphor, a fresh perspective - each can add to the reader's participation in sharing the thoughts of the writer. I invite anyone who wants to improve their work or even if you have never attempted writing beyond a grocery list to return often. Feel free to add your thoughts. There are no grades given - no critics to deter you. We do this as friends - chatting over their second cup of coffee. (or tea, if you prefer.)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Amish Novel Completed

I just finished my first draft of an Amish novel. (one of three) It's 85,000 words long. I had to do my research even though I live in Amish land. (Central PA) It was so much fun to write and I completed it in a little less than a month. Now the work begins - edits and more edits. I enjoy the fresh writing the best, but I'm learning that it is necessary to let some time pass and then read it with fresh eyes.
Waiting to hear from an agent who has shown serious interest. I'll keep you, my readers and friends, posted. Enjoy life - it's the only one we get.

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