Archive for October, 2013

Short Story Monday

This week’s exercise was: Your character’s husband, wife, parent, boss or friend is doing something very hurtful to your character……. I started the second of my HJ Heinz Academy stories. It is the roughest of drafts, posted here only to keep myself working on it, imagining that someone may want to know what happens next. […]

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Loser’s Lounge

The Loser’s Lounge It was October 7, nearly a week after the Republican-led government shutdown. Representative Joseph Perry from Nebraska walked across The Mall after spending an hour in the gym that is exclusive to members of the House.  What was usually a crowded lawn was nearly empty today. He was headed for the Capital […]

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Wordless Wednesday

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Short Story Monday-Amity

I went to a short story workshop at Chatham College on Saturday. I loved it! I shared my short story, “Amity.” They loved the story and offered valuable feedback. The biggest thing I heard was that I needed to change the beginning. Since I didn’t like the short story assignment for my class yesterday, I […]

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Water Me Papa

Water me, Papa God, please send the rain The dry, cracked earth Calls out in pain Help me to birth The flowers and grain Water me, Papa   Water me, Papa Send down your rain Water me, Papa Help me grow again   We try to make our own rain But, our efforts are in […]

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CrossReads Community (and $.99 books)

I discovered this community of writers through a Twitter post by Lauren Marshall. Cross Reads is offering a “Fall into Reading Sale” this week.. Christian Books, both fiction and non-fiction are available for $.99. This list is quite long. I’m off to grab a few myself. While there, I noticed they offer many services to […]

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Wordless Wednesday

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Smashwords Author Interview

I’ve been meaning to share this for a while. This is a new and really helpful feature on Smashwords. They generate the interview questions, the author answers. Here’s  mine. Interview with Carol Moye Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing? I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, in a Christian home. […]

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Short Story Monday: Loser’s Lounge

This week’s assignment: Two strangers meet in a bar and get to talking about their lives.  Each of them is lying about something. The Loser’s Lounge It was October 7, nearly a week after the Republican-led government shutdown. Representative Joseph Perry from Nebraska walked across The Mall after spending an hour in the gym that […]

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Psalm 82 Reflection: A Message to Congress

God, the ruler of heaven and Earth Looks down on the nonsense in Washington And asks   How long will you continue To fight for the wicked? Your job is to defend The poor and the fatherless To fight for the poor And those who are unable To fight for themselves To make sure no […]

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