This week, dozens of writers had reason to celebrate when they received notice from Publishing Syndicate that stories they submitted to “Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Holidays” had made it through the first round in the selection process. The book will be released September 10, 2013, along with other titles including “NYMB . . . On Parenting” and “NYMB . . . On Doing It Yourself.” I am doing the happy dance myself because two of my stories are being considered for the Holidays book. If you like to write, see www.PublishingSyndicate.com to find out how to submit your true stories to one of the many NYMB books. It is a great feeling to know that you can provide enjoyment . . . even laughter . . . to others through something you have written.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
I recently donated a podium to my WordFest group in Longview, WA because there must be others like me who are scared sh_ _less to stand in front of a group to speak. Having that “wall” in front of me really helps. First thing, I was told that it is a lectern, not a podium. But to locate a good deal on a used one online, I looked under both terms, and found it under the listing “podium.” Another person got up to read his writing and suggested we call it a “pulpit.” Whatever you call it, it is my security blanket, and I hope it will give others some security too while they read. See The Daily News’ article below.