cj Sez: For all you word warriors: You still have almost half a month to reach your NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words on or before November 30 . . . Keep up the good work…you got this!
November 30? Now that I think about it, since I get paid monthly, that means I have only one more payday before Christmas. Aarrgh
cj’s helpful hints for Holiday gifts that keep on giving …
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Each of the anthologies pictured is a two-fer—you get wonderful stories to read and part of the proceeds will go to benefit a worthwhile charity.
The overall anthology theme might be Christmas, but you’ll find stories with contemporary, historical, and paranormal plot lines. Ergo, the stories are enjoyable reads, all year round. (Note: I have a short story in each anthology.)
FINALLY HOME brings you eight Christmas stories about our four-legged friends in need of rescue and the special people who provide loving homes. From funny to sad to romantic, there’s something in this anthology to tug at everyone’s heart strings. (My short is “Puppy Love”)
HOMETOWN HEROES brings you five Christmas romances that celebrate the everyday heroes in our hometowns. (My short is “Hobbes House Noel.”)
HOMEROOM HEROES brings you seven Christmas romances celebrating our teachers and the compassion and dedication they bring to their classrooms every day. (My short is “The Substitute.”)
Just a thought:
Stephen King has sold more than 350 million books, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. And he has strategies for creating a story that people love to read. One such strategy in his writing is to tell the truth.
“Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want. Anything at all... as long as you tell the truth... Write what you like, then imbue it with life and make it unique by blending in your own personal knowledge of life, friendship, relationships, sex, and work...What you know makes you unique in some other way. Be brave.”
That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same. Raising prayers for your health and safety.
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