Thanks for stopping by! Such a good post! I think we all we being women want to read about strong women -- and you are certainly qualified to write their stories. Vicki, Thank you. As philosopher Paul Williams said, It's taken a lot of work for me to get where I am. It was worth every bit of it.
Sylvia Dickey Smith. I also like that image of the blue leopard with orange spots. I've been reinventing myself for years. Like Maryann, I keep wondering what I'm going to become next. Thanks for a great guest, Kaye. Isn't it fun!! Likely we'll be doing this the rest of our lives! Sylvia - you're an inspiration! Thank you, very much - for this wonderful post. Vicki's right - we all love reading about strong women, and I love the idea Maryann and Patricia brought up about reinventing ourselves.
It IS fun, and I don't think I realized until reading what you all have written, that yes - we do do that, don't we? All part of the growing process, I guess, and really should continue forever, if we're lucky and feel the need to stay creative. Yes, I truly believe, in order to stay fresh and alert, reinvention is good.
Dance on His Grave by Sylvia Dickey Smith
For anyone who doesn't know L. I have to admit that almost every suggestion Helen made for my manuscript made sense, so I accepted.
The ones I didn't accept exactly as she suggested were a means to get me thinking for better ways of expressing myself. Helen's a great editor!
Hello Morgan. Of course I was a great editor. You were a great writer, so my job was easy!
Sorry to be late in tuning in, folks. Yesterday we spent the day entertaining our grandson's girlfriend's family! Neat time, but I didn't get on the computer. She gave great help.
- Une chance à saisir - Un époux idéal (Horizon) (French Edition).
- Dance on His Grave?
- The sound of Whimpering.
And because of it, she'll do my next one, too. I find it a great help to have that third eye look at my work. And Dani, I'm glad Helen answered your question, since that is Helen's business and not mine. But if you have a good editor, it is well worth every penny. And yes, L. The Blood-Red Pencil is a blog focusing on editing and writing advice.
The Blood-Red Pencil specializes in advice from editors. All of you can join in by adding your comments or asking questions at the end. Our author today is best-selling author, Sylvia Dickey Smith. She writes the Sidra Smart mystery series. Her series is set in Southeast Texas in the area where Sylvia herself grew up. That area of Texas is unique in its mix of people, from Cajuns to Dutch descendants to the Scots-Irish.
As you might guess, her books are filled with lively characters and the area itself becomes something of a character.
The Swamp Whisperer
She has three books out starring Sidra Smart. The first was called Dance on His Grave. The second is Deadly Sins Deadly Secrets. And her most current book is Dead Wreckoning. She edits for writers, blogs , tweets , and sends out her e-zine for writers for ten years now! Sylvia and Helen are here to talk about the editing process. Afterward, if you have questions for either one, ask away in the comments section.
Hello Sylvia! Thank you, very much - for this wonderful post. Vicki's right - we all love reading about strong women, and I love the idea Maryann and Patricia brought up about reinventing ourselves. It IS fun, and I don't think I realized until reading what you all have written, that yes - we do do that, don't we?
All part of the growing process, I guess, and really should continue forever, if we're lucky and feel the need to stay creative. Yes, I truly believe, in order to stay fresh and alert, reinvention is good. Keeps us young! At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Sylvia, the life you've had so far is both interesting and inspirational and since it's not over yet, I know there are new adventures ahead for you. I can hardly wait to see what you'll do next. Post a Comment.
- The Pattern of Fear?
- Kevin's Corner: Sidra Smart returns in "Dead Wreckoning" by Sylvia Dickey Smith.
- Technologischer Fortschritt und Beschäftigung (German Edition).
- Join Kobo & start eReading today.
- Preservar a natureza sem magia! (A fadinha Geri e os oito jeitos de mudar o mundo Livro 7) (Portuguese Edition).
- Les Mille et Une Nuits, Tome III (French Edition).
Author Webpage. Old Dogs and Blue Leopards. Not only can old dogs learn new tricks, but leopards can change their spots. In my bio, I describe myself as having been born backward—one foot first, and left-handed—and seem to have done most things backward ever since. But I sailed along just fine, any answer I needed given to me by my husband. Five years later, I got engaged, bought a house, took a honeymoon in Hawaii, and married in Las Vegas on the way home.
You still with me so far on this backwards thing? After many years working in the human services field, I retired and took on a whole new career—I wrote a mystery book that soon turned into a series of three—so far. The Sidra Smart mystery series.