Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Reading and Writing



I've discovered I'm a "baby" writer. This week I've inhaled several books and been wowed by writing styles. At two in the morning I almost screamed, "not fair, not fair" because I wanted MY stories to resound like the one in my hand. One historical took place during the Civil War. I cringed under fire and almost retched inside the prison. Another took place on the Southside of San Antonio. Places I have passed took on a new veneer with this artist's words.

Wow. The power of setting. I've been told by my editor I write "spare." That means I leave out images which could bring my reader inside my story. After several books, I see what she means. sigh. Baby Writer. That's me: Eileen

What have YOU learned about setting??

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What'cha writing?

Glad you stopped by. The Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers is a chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers (www.acfw.com). We meet monthly at the Alamo Cafe on IH 10 (www.alamocafe.com) to discuss our craft and fellowship with one another.

Our group includes published and non-published writers. We'd love to have you join in the fun. For more information contact Eileen at ekey95@yahoo.com.