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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Inspiration for Writers

I haven’t posted any writer-type stuff for a while, so I’m due. I’m also too lazy to come up with something, so I’ll depend on other blogs for content for today’s post

Over on Editrix, from time to time, writers are given five questions to answer:

What is your preferred environment for writing?
What punctuation mark are you fondest of?
What punctuation, spelling, grammar, style, or usage error annoys you the most?
If you weren't in your current line of work, what would you be doing instead?
Why do you write?
Here’s the link to the list of them: http://www.editrix.us/5-questions-with-.html. Some of the answers are pretty good (Note: I haven’t read them all yet—just enough to get hooked.) One of my favorite authors, Adriana Trigiani, answered them. So did my favorite humorists, Dave Barry. Anyhow, I figured you might be inspired by them.

Speaking of, uh, inspiration, if you haven’t seen the “Publishing Story” video that’s been on lots of agents and writers blogs, you can see it on YouTube, or, thanks to the magic of the Internet, right here:



Hard to believe that the "digital marketing team" at Macmillan had the time to dash that off! But I’m glad they did.

FYI. My favorite punctuation mark is the dash—it’s just so dashing.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Amy Tate said...

I think the folks over at Macmillan probably needed a stress reliever. I'm a sucker for the dash too.

9:25 AM  
Blogger CountryDew said...

That video is certainly somebody's dream. Thanks for posting it.

2:50 PM  

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