Momma’s Song… 7-13-2017

Momma's Song... By Trease Lynne Carpenter (the 3rd daughter and 4th kid of seven... the one in the middle) I am a writer… that’s what I do, So, I thought I’d pen this just for you. Momma’s song, Momma’s song as it rings true. A child looking out shyly with yellow blond hair Gently smiling in a flowered dress, What were you thinking back…

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Mom & Apple Pie… What Happened? Quit the Divisiveness & Go for Unity

Remember the Days of Mom and Apple Pie? Where are the days of Mom and Apple Pie? Kids played tether ball in the back yard, swung on the swing set and acted out scenes from the TV show Combat, complete with walkie talkies and a toy Bazooka. Southern hospitality and friendliness were the norm. Tomato soup, with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were lunch…

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Thankfulness Is a Matter of Perspective… And it Shapes Our Writing Style

 Thankfulness Goes a Long Way in Writing Thankfulness is a good attitude and goes hand-in-hand with writing well. Of course, we find the grouches and the negative sourpuss people easily. They're the ones who write like a bunch of grumpy old curmudgeonly types. Additionally, the work is tedious for them. And they don't have time to stop and smell the roses. As a result,…

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Promo Email Sent to Marketing Director

Promo Email Intro... What to Do? This is a copy of a promo email I sent promoting myself for a potential job. It's good to introduce yourself and list a few key points to enhance your chances of getting hired for the job by your promo email. As a result, it is key to show with your writing, using descriptive words. Telling tends to…

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Photos Help Make Your Stories Even Better

How Do Photos Help Make Good Stories Pop? So, how do photos help make good stories really pop and sparkle? Stories are about texture, feeling and having a good chat in the mix. Good stories have flavor, ambiance and they flow like a purring kitten. Photos enhance stories when they add that extra dimension to really focus on and bring out what's going on…

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The Writing Business Plan Involves Much More Than Writing

Your Writing Business Plan Needs Careful Thought     Your writing business plan goes beyond just writing. First off, there is the writing part to your business. But you need more than that. If you just only write, you're leaving so much more on the table. Secondly, you need the right attitude toward growing your business for the long haul. Finally, there also is…

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Surface Tablet Blogging is Quite the New Experience

Surface Tablet Blogging Live Proves Interesting Okay, here we go again. So, Surface tablet blogging live proved an interesting experiment. I just updated my Surface from Windows 8.1 RT to the full Windows 8.1 version. And I'm blogging straight from my Blogger dashboard on Explorer. I'm also curious to see if this blog post publishes from my Surface tablet without any errors. If this…

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Writing Advice From a Post Goes a Long Way To Hone Your Craft

Need Writing Advice? Hone Your Skills as you Write for Others and Yourself   Need some writing advice? Okay, here goes: I'm posting writing from my Surface tablet. Hopefully, this works. Finding  a handy app may make this work. Making a living crafting words into articles, blogs and even a weekly newspaper column needs useful shortcuts.  Writing as a rural correspondent for almost four…

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