I'm a newbie to the site. I met Rob Neufeld at the Blue Ridge CC Bookfest and found my way here.
I am amazed it's breadth and depth. It will take me a while to explore all the "rooms".
My reading interests are historical fiction, travel and the culture and contribution of the Ulster-Scots.
I live in Charlotte and am a member of the Charlotte Writer's Club.…Continue
Added by Chuck Connors on June 20, 2010 at 9:41am — No Comments
Weeding out in the yard
Late one afternoon;
Daisies, marigolds, daffodils,
Violently blooming on the threshold of summer.
A warm humid day—the air barely stirring.
Sweat darkening my armpits;
Dripping off my nose.
In the distance…Continue
Added by Chuck Connors on June 19, 2010 at 8:41pm — No Comments
Added by Joye McGinnis on June 17, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments
I just finished doing a CNTRL F search for the letter combination ly through six hundred pages of manuscript, a process that took me three days. At each ly, I had to make a
decision, and executing it almost always involved some mousing and
deleting. If I ever write "stared
blankly" or "whispered softly" again, please just shoot me.
I'm working on the second draft of…Continue
Added by Jerry Stubblefield on June 11, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments
Little tourist towns way up in the mountains
With fancy-pants cafes and snooty up-scale bistros.
“Come save with us—our prices rolled back!”
Smiling, sweating shop owners chasing the almighty dollar.
While regular, poor folks, willing to work for an honest day’s wages
Fret and starve back up in the hills.…
Added by Chuck Connors on June 7, 2010 at 1:59pm — No Comments