Thursday, April 5, 2018

Write On! - Children's Books Writers and Illustrators


May 17, 2011 marks the first time I used Scoop-it to share articles and blog posts on writing. Seven years later I've shared a good 900 posts. Along the way "Write On!" received a silver badge. The times they are a changing, I need to make room or won't be able to keep adding new material to my Write On! Scoop-it. So I'll attempt to republish many, if not all of my previous shares.

When relevant, I'll add a note to the previously published one.
Wiesje Wollepop still makes me feel good. I'm not quite in Kindergarten and long to be able to read.
Click on Wiesje Wollepop, the link, and you'll be able to see all the pages in this old times favorite. In my mind I'm back in my childhood slippers, on my mother's lap, her chin resting on my head as she and I turn the pages together.

Back then, I had no clue there were an writer and illustrator behind these little characters and their adventures. My mother saved stamps that came with certain groceries, in this case coffee creamer, and sent out for books such as these. Other, larger picture books required saving extra stamps for special illustrations I got to stick on the page with glue myself. 


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Write On! - International Screenwriters Association Membership


May 17, 2011 marks the first time I used Scoop-it to share articles and blog posts on writing. Seven years later I've shared a good 900 posts. Along the way "Write On!" received a silver badge. The times they are a changing, I need to make room or won't be able to keep adding new material to my Write On! Scoop-it. So I'll attempt to republish many, if not all of my previous shares.

When relevant, I'll add a note to the previously published one.

The International Screenwriters Association is an informational resource for screenwriters worldwide. It also lobbies for pro-writer legislation the world over. Membership is currently free.






Basic membership is free. ISAConnect Member ($10 monthly / $100 yearly)


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Write On! Cambridge Dictionary Tab

May 17, 2011 marks the first time I used Scoop-it to share articles and blog posts on writing. Seven years later I've shared a good 900 posts. Along the way "Write On!" received a silver badge. The times they are a changing, I need to make room or won't be able to keep adding new material to my Write On! Scoop-it. So I'll attempt to republish many, if not all of my previous shares.

When relevant, I'll add a note to the previously published one.


British versus American English? If you need to check the difference, you might want the Cambridge Dictionary Tab on your Menu bar.






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Write On! - Follow Your Instinct Writer



May 17, 2011 marks the first time I used Scoop-it to share articles and blog posts on writing.
Seven years later I've shared a good 900 posts. Along the way "Write On!" received a silver badge. 

The times they are a changing, I need to make room or won't be able to keep adding new material to my Write On! Scoop-it. So I'll attempt to republish many, if not all of my previous shares. 

When relevant, I'll add a note to the previously published one.




Dee White writes about following your instinct as a writer and creating the story you need to write. The analogy of the big apple growing in the wild makes me hungry for more.








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Write On! - Taking Note with Apple Mémoires


Taking Note

May 17, 2011 marks the first time I used Scoop-it to share articles and blog posts on writing.
Seven years later I've shared a good 900 posts. Along the way "Write On!" received a silver badge. 

The times they are a changing, I need to make room or won't be able to keep adding new material to my Write On! Scoop-it. So I'll attempt to republish many, if not all of my previous shares. 

When relevant, I'll add a note to the previously published one.
I'm starting with the very first one, about Mémoires, an Apple note-taking-App I used at the time. 


May 17, 2011While the water for my morning tea is heating I note my first thoughts and write them down on a pad I keep on the kitchen counter. After that, while my jasmine pearl green tea is steeping I look at messages on my iPhone. Sometimes I allow myself to look at email as well. That usually is a big mistake, because my mind starts to drift. If I want to start on my Work in Process (script or book) I better not get sidetracked. I get sidetracked easily, this note is proof. Finding this program to help keep my notes together, a reward for first doing some work.
In the beginning I really liked the App, but later keeping track turned out to be a bit of a pain. The best way was to "save as" or export your journal to RTF, plain text or PDF. 
Then a friend turned me on to Evernote and I made the switch, using the Evernote clipper App happily ever since. Going by the 5* reviews of the Mémoires App on the coding robots blog others swear by it.

Doesn't matter how you do it, take note!



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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

August Poetry Postcard Fest 2017 - Dallas/ Hum

APPF 2017 #19

Dallas Cowboys Cheer 
Large TV screen in L.A. 
Leaders kick so high






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 APPF 2017 #20

Mechanical keyboard's
soft sound early a.m.
Hummingbirds
write stories on air
Perched stillness prevails
poetic silence



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August Poetry Postcard Fest 2017 - Off Leash/ Nano

APPF 2017 #17





Off leash, undone, free
Balmy wind cooling warm feet
Dog tip toes water
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APPF 2017 #18



Haiku for 93-year-old friend



Open drapes to view 
Sunset Blvd car chase
Old gal's boobs still young








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