Book Review: The Munich Girl

The late Caroline Gordon, an American novelist, and literary critic said of writing books, “A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” The Munich Girl by best selling author Phyllis Edgerly Ring does just this; it wafts us via a…

Books, birthdays and butterflies

Originally posted on Leaf of the Tree:
Enter by Feb. 6 to win. As my novel, The Munich Girl, reaches more readers, I’m continually moved and surprised by the level of response that the book is bringing. It’s a privilege to receive readers’ impressions about themes that weave through the story. Gayle Hoover notes,  “It’s…

Weekend Edition: Writing The Hard Stuff

Yesterday, I was reading the blogs that I follow, and I came to Jamie’s “Live to Write-Write to Live” blog titled Writing the Hard Stuff, and I found myself gulping Jamie’s every word. It was a slap upside my head while simultaneously stirring up so much emotion I had buried deep in my heart. I…

Writing Groups: Yea or Nay?

Allison asks an excellent question in her blog post; okay, there are two questions, not one. Do you belong to a writers group? Do you like it? I know there are many opinions out there – some are pro writing groups and others are anti-writing groups. Let’s give Allison some honest feedback, both the good…

Book Review: Snow Fence Road

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to acknowledge that as genres go, I am not a Contemporary Romance writer or reader. However, disclosure aside, I have to say had I not read Snow Fence Road by Author Phyllis Edgerly Ring, it would have been my loss, on many levels. I believe a lot of…

Racial Hate Unites the Holy City of Charleston, SC

The photo of the “Charleston Strong” print shown above is the work of April Knight. All profits from each print sale were given directly to the families of the Emanuel AME Church shooting victims. As the nation knows by now, on June 17th, 21-year-old Caucasian Dylann Storm Roof, from Columbia, South Carolina walked into the…

Thunderclap Campaign

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
Hi Everyone! There is currently a Thunderclap Campaign #thunderclap running to help boost the anthology presence around the world… I wonder if you would help us to reach our goal of 100 supporters? We’re at 84 and it won’t cost you anything but a few minutes of your…

Returning to the Fundamentals of Writing

In Stephen King’s book, On Writing; A Memoir of the Craft, he wrote, “… good writing consists of mastering the fundamentals (vocabulary, grammar, the elements of style) and then filling the third level of your toolbox with the right instruments.” I don’t know anyone that would disagree with Mr. King. I read a lot of…