Well, you don't have to enroll, translate your quarter hours into semesters, have 20-year-olds tell you are in the wrong place or try to navigate an overwhelming website to get a straight answer to return to the classroom. Just visit Kathryn Magendie's blog Writing from My Mountain Cove on Mondays for writing tips. Her series Monday Classroom is informative and fun.
Kathryn is an author (Tender Graces, Secret Graces, Family Graces, Sweetie and a novella Petey) and the publishing editor of the Rose & Thorn Journal. In my opinion she's a pretty big deal for her writing. Her Monday Classroom series has offered several "pause and consider this" moments during my revision process.
Some of her Monday Classroom posts include:
- Y'allses, we's gonna clean up our languageamation, right? riighht!
- Iconic Giants & the Firsts — what do you wish your legacy to be?
- What if writing/publishing your book were like any other job?
- Strenghtening our Manuscripts. Kat's Picky Sh*t
- Befores/Afters — Errors and reading your manuscript aloud
- "Finding" the sneakity sneakers — passive/active, its/it's, your/you're
- DANGling Particples
- Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, kill your darlings if you dare ...
- Are you bored with your manuscript?
In addition to her Monday posts, Kathryn takes one for the rest of us with her "I am your personal trainer" series.
No matter what Kat is writing about — I love her Southern voice and the experience she shares on her blog.
Thanks to Lauri Meyers for passing along The Versatile Blogger award. She's an aspiring children's book writer and a 2012 NaPiBoWriWee participant. She explains the dirty girls in her bio. I'm guessing these gals show up in a manuscript or two. I mean they roll in mud puddles and pour chocolate milk on each other.
I'm glad it's almost Friday. How's your week going? I picked up my student ID this week. Instead of senior discounts, I can get a student discount on tattoos and body piercings. Nice.