Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #156


Laurel, at Laurel's Leaves, posts about using images related to loss. See how missing rings and empty shoes can evoke powerful emotions.

What are some of the images you've used to show loss in your writing?



  Larry Brooks, at Story Fix, talks about his self-publishing learning curve. While ebooks look attractive, publishing them is not a simple process.

Have you thought about publishing an ebook? What have you discovered?


Have a blessed weekend!





14 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Good links, thanks Susan!
Happy weekend,
Karen

quietspirit said...

Susan:
I may use the representation of loss in what I am working on. Thanks for the links.

Jan Cline said...

Hi Susan,

I've heard good things about some e-publishing but Ive been scared of it. More information is always good. thanks
Have a good weekend.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

You're welcome! I'm glad Blogger resolved its problems. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

I thought she gave some excellent examples. Laurel has a way of jumpstarting my thinking process.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jan -

I like to hear all the pros and cons on the subject. It's something I might consider in the future.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Chatty Crone said...

I missed everyone too when blogger was out - felt weird.

Marja said...

Great links Susan, I have visited Laurel´s Leaves a few times lately. I am glad my latest book is available as e-book, but I haven´t seen it myself, I guess I´m old school...

Nancy said...

That is a great idea to portray emotion by using what is not there. An empty crib or rocking chair would be a very sad thing as would beat up shoes and a fishing pole by the porch. Emptiness also shows what is left behind, good and bad. When you put lots of nickknacks away, only the best shine forth.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty -

It was strange being disconnected.

Hi Marja -

I can read ebooks on my computer and even downloaded one. Have I read it yet? No.

Hi Nancy -

Great ideas! I'm glad the article sparked your imagination.


Blessings,
Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thanks for these links, Susan.

From my book When You Need a Prayer, I said this in my prayer for you when you've lost a loved one:

"Her soul is all winter, with no hope or desire for spring. How can birds build nests and tulips dance when her love lies buried? The enemy has convinced her that she’s forgotten how to sing."

I know you have experienced the depths of grief, Susan. I'm grateful the Lord brought you through and is using your experience ot help others.

Love
Jen

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Great links. I met Larry Brooks at the Storymakers Conference. Loved his presentation.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

I can't wait to read the rest of your book. You describe bereavement with pinpoint accuracy.

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathi -

I subscribe to his blog, and enjoy how he communicates writing principles.

Blessings,
Susan :)