Monday, March 26, 2012

Light Bulbs

The best thing about teaching is when a student’s face lights up with understanding—the ‘light bulb’ turns on as months of reinforcing skills and encouragement click into place. 

A similar phenomenon happens with writing. When a cp helps me turn an average word into a beautiful one, switches a telling emotion into a showing action, and amps up the intensity in a scene—it’s like watching a 1000 watts shine through my manuscript.

I've lucked into a marvelous group of critique partners--my light bulbs. Cassie, Jade, Jenny, and Kelley have become some of my closest friends and greatest support. They are kind, generous, creative, encouraging, and lift my spirits on a daily basis. These ladies are some of the funniest people on the planet! We even have a silly name that is way too crazy to share :) And of course, they are incredibly talented writers. So talented, I marvel at their editing expertise, story ideas, and answers to my many writing dilemmas.

In honor of our lil' support system, we've decided to start a group blog to share hope and encouragement with other writers. Falling For Fiction: Lifting Writers One Post At A Time is our next adventure and we hope you will come along :)

Falling for Fiction 

Our group blog debuts on April 1st as part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge
Come join us!

18 comments:

  1. Woohoo for, oh wait I'm not supposed to share that name, FFF girls. Love you guys and I can't wait for April Fools Day. ;0)

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  2. Yay! All your guys' posts on this sound so awesome! I think I need to work on mine, lol.

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    1. So fun! Great interview Cassie on Mark's blog, I think that's enough to get people to want to find out what you're getting yourself into ;)

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  3. That sounds pretty cool! :) I can't wait to check it out! :)

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    1. Thanks Krista :) Looking forward to your visits and feedback!

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  4. Yay, looking forward to this new blog idea!!

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    1. Hopefully it's as fun and funny and helpful for everyone as it has been for me :)

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  5. I'm so pumped! Another fantastic blog to follow. How could I resist? :)

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  6. Congrats on the new blog! That's a great announcement!

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  7. Yay!!!! I cannot WAIT for this. I'm just so excited to share what we all have with everyone else. It's gotta be awesome, right? :) :)

    Love the analogy of the light bulb. Its so true.

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  8. That is SO AWESOME! I'm excited for you guys to launch the blog. I know it will be spectacular! And you're right - it really does amp the MS like a 1000 watt light bulb! LOVE that description!

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  9. You're so right! When I finally find a word I was looking for, I can feel I totally light up!
    It happened recently with the adjective "perturbed". I wanted to find a way to describe how I felt listening to Tchaikovskij's Symphony 4 (Second Movement), and the word was suggested to me by Marcel Proust. Of course I knew the word, but I can't really explain why I never thought of it. Maybe because I'm not a great writer and Proust is!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I've been following all your lovely co-horts, and I don't know how I've missed you. Got you on my list now. I'm sure your guys will do wonderful things with this new blog. Good luck.

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  11. Definitely looking forward to your new group blog! :)

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  12. Hey lady. I'm just stopping by to say I saw someone I recognized over at Cupid :) I'm entry 47. Good luck, best wishes to you!!

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  13. Congrats on the new blog! You have found such a great critique group and I can't wait for the new blog. I also just noticed you're in the top 50 on Cupid's Agent Invasion Contest!!! Super CONGRATS!!

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