Our Mission Statement:

The mission of Pens & Pages Writers Guild is to facilitate and encourage writers of all genres, to share resources and tips about the writing process and, most of all, to provide a positive and productive forum that will encourage and support each writer in his or her creative endeavors.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New look. Let me know what you think of the changes in color. (Just click on the comments bar below this post to share your opinion.)

There are also two new features. One is a place to post favorite links. We can change these from time to time if it gets too full. The other is a place for members to post blog links or member's web pages. Just email me any link you want to have posted, let me know what name you want to give it, and tell me which category it goes in. I will try to oblige you. If it doesn't show up within a week, check with me to be sure I got the email.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Again, another GREAT quote by C.S. Lewis. I love it!!! SO true!!!

Oh, it was HILARIOUS to see the looks on all you guys faces last night when DJ said,"Now, this is my pet story, so tell me something good about it." I'm still rotfl at the memory of the silence and the expressions of horror on nearly everyone's face because most of us had jumped in with almost cruel abandon, determined to not miss one problem, completely forgetting that we were also to look for what we liked about the story. ;D I'm not likely to forget it. (For those of you who weren't there, DJ didn't actually write the story that we were critiquing. DJ just threw in that twist on purpose to remind us that critiquing is not about just finding what's wrong in a piece.)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I've started a blog of devotions. You are welcome to visit the page if you like. It is at http://jeremiah17.blogspot.com/. You'll have to paste the address in since this section of the blog doesn't put in links. (Or else I don't know how to put them in.)
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone Tuesday.
Voila! The blog is updated! Please let me know if there is anything else that ya'll want changed...
Also, we can:
  • choose who can see the blog. Options are anyone (what it's set on now) , members only (ya'll) or only people we choose. What do we want?
  • change background colors & text colors - is there a specific color that we want our background to be besides white?

See ya'll!


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Oh, Bren -- thank you for quoting me -- I thought I'd gone a little over the line with the comment! To me, though, the desire to write is a thing inside me which alternately cries out to be exposed to the light and shudders inside at the mere thought of the doors being flung open...so, yeah, 'innermost...sacred' are words that really apply...for me, anyway.

Glad to hear you got some chillaxing time with the hub' Robin. Maybe it recharged those creative batteries and your bravado can take the wheel, eh? Gah - I cannot even think about trying my hand at any contest at this point... I'm too busy trying to figure out if I can ever get my own bravado out of rehab! Here's to making the next deadline!

I've included some more of my Henry Crawford, Austen imitation piece in my comment on your recent post, Robin... Enjoy! -- I hope?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hey guys! We have been away on a psuedo-vacation but I was really excited to get home and check this blog and see what input we had on the last meeting and the exercise! Took a shower, relaxed, logged on and only our darling Brenda had a response?! Which, by the way, I loved! I so agree that it was amazing to see the diversity among us and how we each interpreted the exercise. Loving it!!!
Have to admit...our business hit a slow spot and we had the opportunity to go to our industries annual convention....thought we would leave on Friday (though the thing started on Thursday). My husband called me early Wednesday a.m. and said "Let's go this evening..."
I panicked, almost cried because the deadline for submissions to PPW's contest was midnight 2/29....I sooo should have managed my time better or sucked it up and put something in the mail (my bravado had the sniffles!).
But, putting an "everything happens for a reason" face on it...I am refocusing and holding to the dream and joy of writing!
Thank you all for your support and I am looking forward to some more face-to-face camaraderie!