Monday, March 15, 2010

Just taking a break . . .

We are smack dab in the middle of a kitchen "re-do". I would love to say renovation, but I think you have to actually tear things out for it to be renovation. We are really just doing some camoflauging with paint. Either way it is hard work--so I have been taking little breaks all weekend by reading lots of articles! I know, not the best use of my time, but still informative. I wanted to link to a couple of good articles I read, so that I can find my way back to them.

Here are some things I found helpful this weekend--maybe someone else can use them too.

Overwriting I knew there was a word for this ailment! This article has some great info.

Bad Advice I also had wondered about this as well. And I see this so much from students and other writers. It is like some like to "shock" people into their story, but we need to just START the story!


  1. Reading articles is a great use of time! Especially because re-dos can be so tedious!

  2. Aimee!
    Congratulations on winning the critique contest! I am so glad to find your blog and get a peek into what's going on with your life. I can't wait to read your first book!
    Love and miss you -
    Amy Schniederjan

  3. Suzette, thanks for stopping by. I will be sharing news about your blog contest soon!!

  4. Amy! Yay! I am so glad you stopped by! This is my little writing adventure and the blog is making me focus on my writing and network a little about my book . . . one that hopefully will need readers soon!