I learned about you through the Seriously Write blog this evening and your bio immediately caught my eye. Being that I am a musician (who also loves the stage), a preacher’s wife and an aspiring writer who feels compelled of God to write lately, I felt an immediate connection and hoped that maybe you could share some advice. If you would like, you can check out my blog at http://www.rittywrites.blogspot.com and feel free to comment from time to time with advice or whatever you feel led to say.
Mostly, I was wondering if you would consider being a guest writer on my blog.
Recently, I was looking for someone to be a guest writer and give advice on balancing life and writing. If you would be interested in that, I would love to see what you have to say on that topic. However, if you would like to post about anything else, that’s fine by me too! 🙂
In general, I was simply hoping for some good advice for a fellow pastor’s wife/writer/whatever the Lord wants sister in Christ. I have signed on for the email subscription to your blog and look forward to reading your posts!
Thank you and God bless your ministry! I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Well, I’m a sunflower from Kansas also! I was born and raised in Enterprise, near Abilene. I went to highschool in Chapman – our county highschool. Small town girl, but spent a lot of time with my cousins on my uncle’s farm. Where are you from?
We also have music, singing and writing in common. So, I’m quite pleased to have found you. I’m looking forward to learning a lot from you and knowing you better.
Barb Buhrer Shelton
Barb, so glad we connected. I’m a farmgril from the southeast corner of Kansas – Cherryvale. So excited about your writing journey. Please keep popping by and letting me know how it is going for you.
So kind of you to reply, Lynne. As a matter of fact, I went to college for awhile at Emporia…it was KSTC then. Long before your time, I’m sure. I also attended KSC for a time…and I wish I had continued at Emporia. I had more of a chance with my music and dancing there. I know I’m going to enjoy being friends with you. Hope you’re having a blessed Sunday.
This is in response to the entry on Les Mis. I still haven’t seen the movie, much to my chagrin. But I would like to say that there are a lot of things I love about reading a great book. I must really connect with the characters. I need to like them, feel that they could be friends of mine. So, I guess I am looking for a very ‘human’ character, one who is not perfect, but has a desire or a want and a need to attain whatever it is he/she is after. I also love humor in a story. Even in a murder/mystery story, I need some comic relief. I guess I really like characters who don’t take themselves too seriously. I mean, really, they need to have some flaws and they need to show those to the reader. Finally, of course, there must just be a great idea or story. I read a lot of the teenage series that are currently being published. I read them because young people demand a great story or idea, but don’t have to have the gratuitous sex and violence. Don’t get me wrong; sometimes, it is necessary in a story and I am fine with that. I just don’t like it when I feel it has been added to snag readers. I read a lot and I love to be swept away with my characters to a really different and fun environment. All of these elements will add up to a really great read!!
Susie, connecting with the characters seems to be the constant refrain of avid readers. It reminds me that no one is completely bad or completely good. I agree that some YA books have some of the best stories ever. Some of the best writing ever has come out of PIXAR and their animated movies. And you’re right, humor is imperative…humor is the plow that makes the furrow for truth to be planted. Thanks for stopping by, Susie.
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