Greetings from the soggy Olympic Peninsula!
You may be wondering what "Wreal 8"
is and how it came to be. Fair enough. Here's the short version:
I launched a writing/reading newsletter for four main reasons: 1)
Newsletters are one of the least expensive and most effective P.R. tools for drawing attention to one work's or web site; 2)
Mailing out a quality newsletter on a regular basis keeps potential customers, colleagues, friends, Romans and fellow countrymen updated and connected; 3)
Frequency of mailing builds familiarity, and familiarity inspires return visits; 4)
I just like doing newsletters. (Possibly due to a genetic defect.)
Anyway, Wreal 8
is intended to be a dialogue,
not a lecture. Submit links
brilliant blog post, sparkling short story or publishing prowess for Your Turn.
If there's a topic, resource, link or idea you don't see here but would like to, send it i
Have a writing-related blog? Send in the link
for Blog Buzz.
Mosey by Quick Picks
for titles I've read and enjoyed or that come highly recommended. Submit your favorites here.
Don't forget to check out Tips & Tidbits
Lotsa good stuff here.
Speaking of 'good stuff,' here's the Wreal 8 bottom line:
I help you build your audience. You help me build mine. More connecting builds more connections. It's a win-win. (Tip
: If your dry humor is a bit rusty, you may want to dig up some WD-40. I'm just sayin'.)
So pour yourself another lemonade. Grab a chair. Put your feet up and enjoy Wreal 8, where writers and readers relate
Grace and Peace,
Editor and Publisher
By Kristine Lowder
Valentine's Day, a frapee, and "three little words."
You learn things when you’ve racked up nearly thirty years on the old marriage-o-meter. You learn what is and isn’t an appropriate wife gift. It took my husband, aka, “Snuggle Bunny,” awhile to figure this out. To continue reading...
- By Sandy Keith. Clean, crisp, and inspiring. Everything from Mama's hankie to a black leather jacket and motorcycle boots. Check out Sandy's other blogs: One Widow's Journey
, Once a Week Vegan
and Family Vacations Worth Taking.
Featured Author: Cheryl Kincaid
I've known Cheryl Kincaid since just after the earth's crust cooled. Or since junior high, which is pretty much the same thing. She authored Hearing the Gospel Through Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol,
which presents the history of Christmas and Dickens' motivation for writing A Christmas Carol
. Cheryl is also a children's author at Lighthouse Publishing
. A graduate of Bethel and San Franciso Theological Seminaries, Cheryl serves as the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Clifton, New Jersey.
In the next issue:
An author interview with writer and wordsmith Peggy Matthews-Rose.
Asking authors which books are their favorites is like asking a mom which kid she likes best. But if you insist, here are a few from the "top shelf":
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25
- Richard Paul Evans. If you have a reluctant teen reader, hand him Michael Vey.
Because of Mr. Terupt -
Rob Buyea. Fifth grade, a new, energetic teacher and one snowy wintry day that changes everything - and everyone.
A Walk to Remember
- Nicholas Sparks. Landon Carter and Jamie Sulivan, Baptist minister's daughter, and a twist of fate. Set in 1958 Beaufort, North Carolina.
Did that curmudgeonly editor finally recognize your talent and say Yes? Has your latest stroke of genuis been published? Did you win a recent writing contest? This is your chance to share it! Submit here
for inclusion in the next issue.