Writing & Editing Resources

So this week I don’t feel like I have the energy to write a blog post. You know those days where you just feel ‘blah’ and have a hard time drumming up the drive to do anything? Yep, one of those days. It’s a perfectly normal, and human, thing to go through. Our bodies, minds, and spirits work in waves, ups and downs, not a straight line (of course, I’ve also been re-reading the whole 7-book Harry Potter series, which has been just a tad distracting *innocent look*).

So instead of…

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Second Published Story CRT Anthology Christmas Greetings

Lydia Sherrer, published Author

Yesterday, I met with about 25 other members of the Cherokee Roundtable writing group at the estimable Don Ray’s home to celebrate the release of our groups anthology, “Christmas Greetings” – a collection of short stories, poems, and plays with a Christmas theme. I have two pieces in it: my short story “The Last Christmas,” and a poem titled “My Muse is Out of the Office, Please Call Back Later.” They are my second and third published works, check out my first published story,

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Interview with Debut Author Ronald R. Van Stockum Jr.

This week I had the privilege of interviewing a good friend of mine and newly published author, Ronald R. Van Stockum Jr. His debut book, Markman’s Home, came out in June and is available on Amazon in kindle or paperback form.

Reggie, as his friends call him, was the person who originally invited me into the Cherokee Round Table writing group, which was the primary catalyst in starting my dream to become a professional author. I thoroughly enjoyed reading his new book, and hope the following review and interview helps more people discover and enjoy…

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What My Cat Teaches Me About Writing

So this week’s post is more for fun than for instruction, but I will try to draw some helpful conclusions from amongst the adorableness I am about to reveal.

I have a new cat, Gizmo.  Or, more precisely, Gizmo has a new human, me.  Gizmo’s current human (David, my husband), got married, so now she has twice as many pettings.  As the new person in this household, I’m adjusting to living with the cat.  We are still in the process of establishing who is in charge, her or me.  I know I’m the queen of my household, I’m just having…

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