FALLING FOR ALICE is now available for pre-order! My story in the anthology is “Alice at Woodstock” — yes, Alice falls down the proverbial rabbit hole and lands in the midst of the largest peace-and-music event in history. I had a blast immersing myself in the Woodstock experience while I was researching and writing this story. So fun! I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.
If you’re planning to pick up a copy of FALLING FOR ALICE, it’s super helpful to the authors if you pre-order or purchase in the first week. And if you pre-order or purchase a copy by midnight PDT on April 30, send me proof of purchase and you’ll be entered to win a Peace & Music swag pack, including a $10 iTunes card, a “peace sign” beaded bookmark, Woodstock-inspired stickers, and a frameable “groovy guitar” art card.
Proof of purchase/pre-order = pic of your receipt or your order confirmation. Email to sharigreen.ya (AT) gmail (DOT) com by midnight PDT on April 30. Open internationally.
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(Addition buy links on publisher’s site.)
Despite ominous clouds, I went to the beach today. Yes, I got rained on, but hey, sea glass is easier to find when it’s wet. ;) The sun returned, so it ended up being a best-of-both-weather-worlds kind of day for walking on the beach.
My favourite find today was this slightly creepy but very awesome china doll face. It was upside down amidst the stones, and I thought it was a bit of oyster shell. But then I thought, perhaps a bit of pottery or china? So I picked it up and flipped it over, hoping for a splash of colour, maybe…and there she was. Cool!
Story ideas are a bit like that for me — not a grand epiphany, with a fully formed idea flashing into my mind, but rather, an ordinary something catches my eye (or mind, or heart), and I wonder what it might be, or what it might become. I collect these bits the way I collect sea glass — compulsively, yes, haha, and then tucking them away, even if they don’t seem especially useful at the time. Eventually, a collection of these ordinary things comes together, and a story emerges.
If you’re a writer, how do story ideas come to you?
This is it! The last day of March Madness 2015. It is seriously AWESOME that you stuck with this through the month. Even if you had some off-days (or weeks), and even if you didn’t make it to your goal, I am SO glad you were with us for March Madness. And if you had a fantastic month? If you achieved or even exceeded your goals? WOOHOO!! Congratulations!! *throws confetti* *passes cake to everyone*
Okay, one final check-in today while you’re clinking glasses and enjoying the virtual cake… Continue reading
March Madness check-in, in which I compare going for your goal to a heron catching his lunch…
Well, my Madnificents, only a week left. (Yep, next Tuesday is the 31st!!) How’s it going? …
March is unpredictable here. (Maybe it’s like that everywhere?) We can have crazy storms, like the tree-uprooting, driftwood-hurling, hurricane-force gusts of this March day:
or we can have early-Spring, blue-sky-and-bird-song Marches like we’re having this year:
Hello, Madnificents! How goes the Madness?
I hesitate to comment about what a mild winter we’ve had here. *ducks snowballs thrown from all the non-west-coast Wipsters* Choosing a beach theme for my Tuesday posts is really and truly NOT a rubbing-in of our fine weather. Honestly. It’s just me, sharing thoughts from my corner of the world. So, forgive me…and come with me to the virtual beach.
Welcome, my Madnificents, to the March Madness day 3 check-in! :)
This is my fifth year–fifth!–co-hosting this awesome challenge, and I’m thrilled to be here again, cheering you on and being part of the Big Accountability Plan. (Oh man, do I need that accountability plan!) And you know about the prizes, right? Today we’re giving away the first one! We drew a name from those who submitted their goals during the first 24 hours of March Madness. The winner is…