Aug 30, 2012

Why You Should Use Bookmarks

Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, August 30, 2012 2 comments
A book cries every time it's page corner is turned down.

I'm certain of it. Every book that isn't read in one sitting should have a bookmark (and only a bookmark) mark the spot. Turning the corner of the page down should never happen.

I always use bookmarks - I have a huge collection. But failing the easy access to a bookmark I use a scrap of paper, a thread or anything else I can find lying around.

What do you think?

Aug 27, 2012

Motivational Monday

Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, August 27, 2012 0 comments


The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.
Agatha Christie

Aug 20, 2012

Motivational Monday

Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, August 20, 2012 0 comments
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Source: Heinrich Boll Stiftung

It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.  
~Sinclair Lewis~

Aug 16, 2012

RWAus Conference

Posted by AJ Blythe at Thursday, August 16, 2012 0 comments
Diamonds Are Forever 2012WooHoo! I'm off to RWA's annual conference today. I'm so excited.

There is so much to love about conference: catching up with friends you only get to see once a year, learning more about the craft of writing and the industry from some amazing people and getting to let your hair down (and leave the responsibilities of home - at home!).

Plus the opportunities at conference are priceless - pitching to agents and editors (which I am doing, keep your fingers crossed for me) and making professional contacts.

This year I'm also a finalist in one of RWA's contests, the Valerie Parv Award. So awards night is going to be a whole lot more exciting.

Above all, conference leaves me inspired. It's like an annual injection of enthusiasm for my writing. It reinvigorates me, reminds me what it is I love about writing, gives me hope and determination that I will be published.

I can't wait!

Aug 13, 2012

Motivational Monday

Posted by AJ Blythe at Monday, August 13, 2012 0 comments

William Zinsser
Hard writing makes easy reading. Easy writing makes hard reading.

Aug 1, 2012

A Little Break...

Posted by AJ Blythe at Wednesday, August 01, 2012 0 comments
I had planned on blogging this week (and next) but I didn't take into account the Olympics. You see, I have a confession: I'm an Olympics tragic.

I promise to return to my usual blogging as soon as it finishes *grin*.

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