1. Peter Selgin, at Jane Friedman's blog, talks about vivid storytelling. This article also gives writers a glimpse into a strong edit of a first page. One main lesson was, "don't confuse your readers."
2. Jenny Hansen, at Writers in The Storm, teaches about finding the theme of our story. We all recognize that books focus on a particular aspect such as forgiveness, joy, purpose, and love. Jenny gives us tips and examples on how to identify that aspect of our story.
3. Four students from
are suing the City of
for banning them from sharing the Gospel in local parks. Several times they
were told they could not talk about religion under a rule that bans disruptive
behavior. The students are countering this is in violation to their free-speech
rights. Check out this story at Christian
4. Rhonda Rhea, at The Write Conversation, gives a humorous encouragement about, "Less Burden, More Joy."
5. I found The Budget Decorator website that gives easy and inexpensive fall decorating ideas. The colors are so pretty this time of year. Why not give your home a touch of the season?
Writers: When writing a story, do you have an underlying theme in mind? Please share.
Readers: What kind of decorations do you put up for fall?