Calling all PDX writers – fabulous opportunity to hear the incomparable Susan Fletcher (whom I’ve interviewed here before) talk about her research and writing process tonight. She’ll be speaking at the Hillsboro Main Library … I’m looking forward to it!
Calling all NW friends!
Looking for a fun family event for Valentine’s Day? How about attending a tea party with my friend and fellow writer Susan Fletcher and me?
We’ll be at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon next Saturday the 14th from 1:30 to 3:30, talking about books (and signing, of course). Tea and treats are involved! Click here for full information.
… Margaret Thomas, who would visit either Klickitat Street in Portland, Oregon — immortalized in Beverly Cleary‘s Ramona books — or the Hudson River Basin, of Ichabod Crane and the Sisters Grimm fame!
Margaret, I’ll be contacting you directly for your snail mail address so that I can send off your copy of Nancy McCabe’s FROM LITTLE HOUSES TO LITTLE WOMEN. I know you’ll enjoy it!
It’s February already! How did that happen!?
And it’s the first Saturday, which means it’s time for a story starter. I have a yummy one (ahem) for you today…
First of all, for those of you who haven’t participated before, Saturday Story Starter is purely for fun, just a way to exercise those writing muscles (think of it as Heather’s Literary Gym). There are no prizes, only the simple joy of putting words on paper (well, OK, on the computer screen). Also, I won’t be offering critiques, just brief words of encouragement, but I will read all your entries, that I can promise! (And if you’d like to read some of the earlier stories that have been shared, click here and click here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here to browse to your heart’s content.)
Ready for this month’s assignment?
See? I told you it was yummy.
Tell us what’s going on here. Clearly, someone’s about to have lunch. Maybe you want to describe the food itself (and make us all hungry in the process). Or maybe you’re more interested in the person about to tuck into it. Who are they? Why are they sitting alone? Is this their favorite meal, or just what was convenient? Are they on the road, or at school, or taking a break from work? Are they hoping someone will come sit with them?
You get the idea. Tell us a story….
Ready, set, WRITE!
More goodies to share with you all this week! My mailbox overfloweth!
Here’s a fun drawing by Muriel, who’s 11:
It’s her favorite scene from DEAR PEN PAL, when my mother-daughter book club girls go to visit their friends on the ranch in Gopher Hole, Wyoming. I love that part of the story, too. Wonderful job, Muriel — and such vivid color!
Here’s another drawing, this one from Maggie, who also happens to be 11:
Another wonderful job — I love all the fun details that let us know who each girl is. My favorite part is the frisky little tail on Jess’s baby goat.
Thank you, Maggie, and thank you, Muriel. You are both fabulous artists!
I love my fans!