Linda’s Lovelies. What’s that?

Linda’s Lovelies. What’s that?

Hey there!

How’s your fall getting started?

In Georgia, it’s 74 degrees. 46% humidity (which is low for us). Sunny. A few wispy white clouds.
The squirrels are out in full force burying things in my garden. In other words, things are a changin’.

Me, too.

I’m making the leap. Taking the risk. Opening myself up to a new adventure. Will you join me? I’m starting a street team!

Magnolia

Magnolia

Linda’s…

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amandaonwriting:

Do you like writing short stories? Last year we came up with a popular post, titled 10 brilliant reasons to write short stories. Now we’ve listed 10 Short Story Competitions that are still open for entries this year.

  1. Short Sharp Stories - Incredible Journey - Enter by 30 November 2014

  2. 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize - Enter by 15 November 2014

  3. TechSmart Gigabyte South African Sci-Fi Short Story Competition - Enter by 31 October 2014

  4. The Nova Short Story Competition - Enter by 30 September 2014

  5. Black Pear Press Short Story Competition! - Enter by 26 September 2014

  6. Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition - Enter by 17 November 2014

  7. Hackney Literary Award for Short Stories - Enter by 30 November 2014

  8. The Bloody Parchment Short Story Competition 2014 - Enter by 31 October 2014

  9. The Fish Short Story Prize - Enter by 30 November 2014

  10. InkTears International Short Story Competition 2014 - Enter by 30 November 2014

If you’re looking for inspiration, read our Top 20 Short Story Quotes

If you want to learn how to write a great short story, join Writers Write for Short Cuts on 5 October 2014 in Johannesburg.

Short Stories…

Friday with Friends: An American Abroad—exciting journey!

Friday with Friends: An American Abroad–exciting journey!

I really love connecting with people. I love the stories of their lives. Everyone is interesting to me, and I have never failed in finding some common connection with anyone. A love of good food is a good bonding moment.

I’ve become more active on Twitter (@LJWriter) and through it, I’ve reached people all over the world.

Including Karen from Twitter @AwesomeMartiniG. Who’s now in Korea. She’s…

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Nine months, Short and Long

Nine months, Short and Long

Fall is approaching. I love the change of seasons.

Cooler days. The change of the color of sunlight.

This is month nine of 2014. The year moved so fast and so slow.

What can you accomplish in nine months?

When 2014 rolled in, I had such a great plan after having my life derailed for two months by health issues with my parents. I would complete three full manuscripts, attend conferences, and…

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