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Blog: MzSnowleopard

I haven't been around because I have not been able to write. Right now, I think for me, at my age, my greatest worry / concern ( outside of spiritual) is the my stories will not be told. I worry that my characters will go unknown, dying with me without having been shared. Sure, I could...
Even though I'm heart-sick that I haven't completed any of my novels, there is a fortunate side to this. It's not too late to change the title. In looking at Wattpad, I find there are over 100,000 stories posted either titled Zodiac Chronicles or some variation of it. Whether title this or not...
I will never understand why, no matter what good a person does- some people can only focus on the bad, that one mistake the person makes. I'm getting ridiculed on another forum because of ONE single typo that I made. This one member ( who seems to think of herself as the guardian of the gate)...
hey guys, I need a favor... 51 days before I move- My landlord is being a problem - I'm hoping that doing a go- fund me campaign will help. Here's where I need the favor - I wrote a 1 page letter asking for help. I'd like someone to review it to make certain I avoided the whine factor among...
Today, it was finally my turn to make that milestone we all have to make, eventually. This afternoon, I submitted Choices to an e-zine for consideration in publication. I am satisfied with the story as it is. It's been suggested that I expand on this piece, dig deeper into the characters. This...
First Goal of 2019 ACHIEVED! After many years of 'intentions to do it" and finally getting to it this year- CHOICES IS ONE. The first version was written in 2000 & submitted to my instructor on February 21, 2000) as the piece for assignment 4 with Long Ridge Writers Group (now Institute for...
Referencing Post I was told: Don't do it. You'll be wasting your time. Scrap it all and start over. You need to be working on 'forward-writing'. Like I said in the other post: as I age, if I get the notion, an idea to do something- and someone tells me not to do it- I’m still doing it. And...
I did it! I'm doing it! First, I've come to learn something about myself. As I age, if I get the notion, an idea to do something- and someone tells me not to do it- I’m still doing it. Of course, we're talking about things that don't cause harm and aren't illegal. In the mix of writing, I...
Because I got tired of the hassle in finding the threads- these are direct links to my scripts. It's more for my own quick referencing than anything but it comes in handy when people ask for links. Assignment 1: Developing your writers eye- describe a person you know or have known in 500 words...
Do you ever get that feeling? You know, that you might be in the wrong place? I'm talking about where you live. It just doesn't seem like where you're at- you're not getting anywhere, zero to little progress in life. Maybe you feel stalled or like you're treading water. The wheels are spinning...
As some may recall, I've had issues with people disrespecting my writing and writing time. Over time I've cut people from my life because of this. This good news is about the woman who would show up unannounced after I'd tweet "Am Writing". She would take that as a coded message meaning I was...
Tonight, I finally breached 1,500 words on this project. This puts me passed the halfway point. There's only 1,445 words to go. The rough draft may not be my best work but at this point- more than a year passed the deadline- and with the story dredging along, I'm just going with it. Changing...
There seems to be a stigma in our culture that dictates 'if you're not published then you're not a writer'. This is only through traditional means of publishing houses and agents- forget self published- they don't count. Here's my thing- it's my opinion, and as a writer I do have a valid one...
The original due date was for somewhere in the middle of December 2014. Needless to say, I am more than a year behind schedule. So, what's the hold up? My fellow writers know that the problems have been external. It's the neighbors coming and going- slamming the fire doors on their way, their...
Progress! So, I'm contemplating as I read over what I've done so far with Long Ridge Lesson # 9. As I'm adding some new content an idea dawns on me- try a shot at 1st person! So, that's what I did. I shifted the piece to read as 1st person. I went from 890 words to 1,042 words in less than 30...
Well, I've passed the quarter mark on the lesson with 860 / 3,000 words. And I've reached another transition point from one scene to the next. This is just like the last time I was stumped. That one took a few months to work around. There's a part of me that says "go ahead and share it now...
I managed to get a few more words written on this assignment. It's up to 695 which leaves only 2,305 to go. This might have something to do with the door slamming neighbors having moved out. Add in that the cold weather has kept the kids indoors. So, it's been fairly peaceful around me. What I...
:blue: Well, here it is August 2015. I should have finished the course by now. Sadly, things happened and I haven't finished. I'm still on assignment # 9. My deadline was mid-December 2014. So, what happened? The same crap just different days. It seems like right when I sit down to work on...
I regret having trusted someone with my baby / my break-in novel. I confided in one guy about the problems I had with it, he suggested making it a group collaboration, and not only did these people each take creative license and ignore my plans i.e. The Story Bible- they betrayed me. One said it...
This morning I found the notice in my e-mail account that Long Ridge has picked up my lesson. They will forward it to my instructor. Start the clock as the waiting officially begins. It usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks to receive the response. In the mean time, there are 5 projects on my ‘to do’...

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