Want a little writing motivation, but don’t have the time for NaNoWriMo? Noble Novels is hosting a fall writing contest! You can find more about rules and theme requirements here. If I can get my act together today, I’m hoping to work on my entry. The only clues I’ll give you are “coffee shop”, and “flooding”. … More Fall Writing Contest!
Join me in welcoming my friend and fellow blogger Holly Ciampi to Once Upon an Ordinary! *applause* Hello all! Glad to be here! Holly, tell us a bit about yourself. First and foremost, I am believer in the One True living God! I am an eighteen year old daughter, of two amazing parents and sister … More Holly Ciampi Interview
The bedroom light flicked on, and I blinked awake. No storybook sunlight drifted in through the windows, just Aunt Julie standing in the doorway saying a cheery, “Rise and dine!” Faster than I could squeeze my eyes shut against the light, I remembered where I was and sat up quickly nearly banging my head on … More Short Story: Enjoy the Poodle Skirt (Part One)
What do you get if you mix together… a vintage diner complete with icecream and poodle skirts… …a mysterious map drawn on the back of a menu… …and a reminder of God’s love? My newest short story! The bedroom light flicked on, and I blinked awake. No storybook sunlight drifted in through the windows, just … More New Short Story!
I have a LOT on my plate right now. My own writing, my Bible, four how-to books (one is being read-aloud), six fiction books, and some Longfellow poems to try. (Fortunately, most are from the library, and they are generous with renewals.) My baby computer on top represents ten beta-reading projects, two blogs, Goodreads, the Rabbit Room … More What’s on My Plate?