Friday, February 5, 2016

De-Clutter/Novel Opening/Love/Freedom/Hope

1. I found an article on My Love of Words about de-cluttering that piqued my curiosity. What's the one thing you're doing that's making it harder than it should be to part with "stuff?"

2.  Multi-published author, Jody Hedlund, talks about the importance of crafting a great opening to your novel.

3.  Bruce Brady posts at The Write Conversation on the subject of, "Write With Love." Since February is Valentine's month, I thought I'd share this with you. :)

4.  Christian Headlines reports that a doctor has lost his privileges at a hospital due to his values. Freedom of speech and religion are increasingly at risk. Check out this article.

5.  Marja Meijers, at Fresh Insights On Ancient Truths, talks about "HOPE."

Writers:  What is the hardest part of writing a dynamite opening for your fiction or non-fiction pieces?

Readers:  Do you have any techniques that help with de-cluttering? Please share. I could use some!

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Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Thanks Susan for an excellent Friday post. Decluttering... I like that word. I have discovered that fasting declutters my mind and I can work much more focused.
Thanks for linking to my Hope post, I appreciate it.

PS: When clicking on the links in your blog post, the browser does not open to another page, so I need to go back to your blog all the time to see what you wrote.... I think you can check the 'open in a new window box' when you create a link to someone else's blog.


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

I didn't coin the term, "de-cluttering," but it certainly describes all the stuff that piles on surfaces throughout our homes.

Thanks for letting me know about the difficulty you're having with the links. I don't have the option you mentioned. I work in Word and then do a copy/paste into Blogger. I'll see if I can access the links from my blog.

Susan :)