Hope you will like my garden. Planting : words for bulbs and plants, Gods' love and kindness for sturdy stems, poetry for healthy leaves, short stories for plant shape, help from friends for pruning, patience and persistance for beautiful blooms. I am hoping and planning to grow a full fledged author, from this ground.
Madison Woods http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/old-truck-100-words/
Old Truck “Look at that old truck, out here in the middle of nowhere.” John said. “I bet it has a story to tell. Why was it left out here. Who parked it? I think it must be from the nineteen fifties. My father had a truck that bluegreen color, without rust.” Marion said, “Maybe moonshiners, hid it out. It could have just gotten old and got this spot to sit. Do you think the fence was put up later? Someone must know about it? Take a picture, we can ask if the newspaper will run it. I’m curious to find out.”
This photo is from Madison Woods of the Friday Fictioneer. It is a growing community of writers who are enjoying Madison's challenge to write a story about the weekly photo, using 100 words. Join us and add your stories and read ours. Link to : Madison Woods http://www.madisonwoods.wordpress.com http://www.ancientearthwisdom.com
Janet Kay Gallagher 26 March 2012 @1:56 P.M.
GOOD MORNING !
I love my new home. Get up early. Dress, put on my light jacket. Fill a cup, take it to the deck. Sit on the glider and watch the steam, smell the wonderful aroma, enjoying the cups warmth in my hands. The morning is crisp. The jacket isn't quite warm enough to be cozy, it's invigorating. I made it just in time. Pale color is breaking across the sky. I'm surprised how quickly it changes, adding colors and depth. Now it's illuminating those stark white tree limbs making great contrast from the bluffs behind them. Starting my day with joy.
Janet Kay Gallagher http://gardenbyjan.blogspot.com
I DID IT ! I DID IT ! I DID IT! 50,000 WORDS IN 30 DAYS. JANO 2012 I WON !
In October 2009, I heard about NANOWRIMO. November each year is National Novel Writers Month, people from all over the world, write 50,000 words in 30 days. At the Sleuth's Ink meeting I asked about it and several others were going to do it. One of the members, Beth Carter said, " A man had to pick November. No woman has time to do something that intense with all the other things to do getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. How about us having a write-in this January. We can call it JANO." We voted to do it and JANO 2010 was created. I did not get the 50,000 words in NANOWRIMO 2009, JANO 2010, NANOWRIMO 2010, JANO 2011, NANOWRIMO 2011. I finally won JANO 2012, I did it.I WON. I was asked, "what did you win?" What was the prize for the win?" It is self confidence. The knowledge that I can write fifty thousand words in thirty days. It is a personal achievement for me. I like my story. Now it needs to be edited and submitted.
Joy of the Season is here. Christmas is on the way. First snow today, Tuesday 6 December 2011. On Friday 2 December 2011, I went to the Red Hats For Jesus, High Tea at the Garden Tea Room in Rogersville. It is located in HOMETOWN FURNITURE STORE. Wonderful time with these lovely ladies. Twenty-four in attendance. Delicious catered food, the room was set up beautifully for us. Singing, conversations and prayers. Good food, good friends what more could we ask? Saturday 3 Dec., was Ozarks Romance Author's Meeting and Christmas Party. Great fun. Allison gave us a glimpse at her "steam punk" novel, in critique hour. Monday, 5 Dec., Elsie Myers and I got together to write on a story together. Her home is decorated so warm and cozy for Christmas. We are hoping to grow our Writers group. Please join us for our next meeting. Wednesday 7 December 2011 (PEARL HARBOR DAY), Mabel Masters will speak for THE QUILL AND INK CLUB. We meet at the Webster County Library at 3 PM. Please Join Us. Mabel has compiled the Northview Book and it's proceeds are going to the Historical Society Museum that is located in the Historical Carnagie Library Building at the Corner of Jackson and Clay Streets in Marshfield. The Carnagie Building celebrated its 100 Anniversary this year 2011. It is empowering to know that our Webster County Library system is still going strong 100 years later. We have had really good leadership. Terry York, has added many programs to our newly re-decorated large library. Knitting and sewing, computer classes and iris card making,a music program for young people, and many other interesting ways to give people the incentive to use the library on a regular basis. Thursay 8 December is CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Committee meeting. Remember to mark your calendars for 26,27.28 APRIL 2012 CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL. You can visit our website to see what has happened in the past years and what we are planning for 2012. www.cherryblossomfest.com CALLING ALL CHERRY PIE CONTESTANTS---Start practicing those favored recipes! We hope to have a great number of cherry pies to judge this year. Pies are auctioned off after the contest. If you don't enter a pie buy one! Your family will thank you. One of my favorite events is the Cherry Blossom Festival English High Tea, put on by the Trinity Catholic Church ladies. They do it so right! My Red Hat group comes from several areas to attend because it is very special. SATURDAY 10 Decemmber 2011 is the Sleuth's Ink Mystery Writers Meeting and Christmas Party. We meet at 10 AM, the Second Saturday Monthly at the Library Station on Kansas Expressway just off I-44. We started JANO write 50,000 words in January. 2012 will be our third year to do this. Several have completed it. It is great fun and a real boost to your writing process. Please join us this next year. Info on Sleuth's Ink website. Congrats to all who finished NANOWRIMO. Nano is National Novel Writers Month. Fifty thousand words written in thirty days. I started didn't finish. Stress!(Stress that makes you want to keep doing something to the end is not bad), I am going to keep trying NANO and JANO until I win! Win= finish the 50,000 words in a month. The rest of the calendar month is full too. Thank You God, for good friends and interesting things to be involved in doing. God Bless You. Merry Christmas Jan
My son,Ken,recently retired after 20 years service in the U.S. Navy. I am very proud of him.
Good Friends are a Blessing. Red Hats for Jesus is a fun group, so glad to have this fellowship.
The Wednesday Breakfast Club(JEWELS)brought me many wonderful friends. Each one is Special.
The Weekly Writers Guild is a very important part of my life. I am the leader, since Nicholas, had to give it up to work more hours. Thanks for passing the torch to me. Emma, Elsie, Claudette, Judy, Betty Jo, I enjoy writing with you. New interest for us has been gained from joining with other writers at their meetings. Hope to gain lots of new friends there.
2 November 2011 Meeting
Speaker Beverly Crandall
Author will tell us how to
create Origami Mini Books.
This is a great craft for all.
Writers will love it.
Meeting the 1stWednesday
Webster County Library
Everyone Welcome.3 PM
5 October 2011 Meeting
Speaker Pastor Scott Weldon
He won the Marshfield Mail
"Why I love Marshfield" Contest.
He will tell us how to get your
point across to people. And other
things too. JOIN US. Please.
Meeting the 1st
Wednesday each Month
Webster County Library
3 August 2011
Next meeting date.
Please write a short
story and join us.
15 July 2011
For your poem that was
The Quill And Ink Club
is very Proud of YOU.
6 July 2011
We had a write-in. The story
prompt was: YOU SEE A FACE
IN A DARK WINDOW.
Everyone read their story. I am
always amazed that each story is
so different. One of our writers is
submitting her story to a magazine.
3 November 2010
Our Speaker will be our new
Librarian Terri York.
Please come out and hear
what she is planning.
3 February 2010
Speakers:Leonard and Margie Hart
Re:Publishing with LULU
Thank You Len. Everyone enjoyed
your thorough information. Margie
hope you are feeling better.
3 March 2010
We will read and critique stories
submitted to us. No vulgar or
obscene language, explicit sex or
gory murder scenes. You can use
in your book, not in our sessions.
One to three pages, double spaced.
Twelve copies. Everyone will read
along as the author reads aloud.
Then they will make suggestions
on your pages and return them to
you. This is only to help in
preperation for submission to
markets. Or to help you write a
tighter story. Bring out the very
best in your writing. No speaker
this month. More contest and
submission locations will be
discussed. Everyone interested
in writing is invited.
2 June 2010
Sheriff Roy Cole has been rescheduled. Probably no snow this time of year.
March, April and May he will have been attending Crime Scene Classes.
Make sure to bring others. If you ever write about law enforcement in your book, or short story, this will be valuable information, to keep in your reference files.