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 ( We meet monthly at the Alamo Cafe on IH 10 ( 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