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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao Tzu

GOALS!

One of my goals for 2023 is to start a feature called TAKE 5, where I interview authors with quick questions about their books, writing process, and tips. It’s a win/win situation. They get free publicity for their book with the almost 7,000 followers I have on socials, and I gain subscribers to this website…

How I Got My Agent: A Story of ALMOSTS

I have an agent, and the way this came about is a headscratcher. Keep reading, and you’ll see why. First, let’s start with the contest, #moodpitch. It was a new Twitter pitch contest that no one knew anything about. For two years, I participated in every pitch contest out there, and now there was a…

CHAOS IN THE FLOWER GARDEN

by Becky Walker 150 words The flower garden looked charming in Spring, but looks can be deceiving. “Get off my trellis, you annoying weed!” Ruby Rose shouted at the Lantanas.  “You’re jealous the butterflies like us best,” snapped Lenny Lantana. Each flower mingled only with its own kind. “Quit blocking my sun,” griped Petunia at…

THE SECRET ROOM

By: Becky Walker Genre: PB 200 words Kailei Pew’s Kids’ Choice KidLit Writing Contest Entry Brad and Jill had no idea their new house had secrets. “What’s that?” asked Jill.  “Looks like a treasure map,” said Brad. The map read:  Like adventure?  Head to the library.  Find a book with an X on the spine. …

The Wisecracker Family

by Becky Walker 149 words “Tomorrow is the first day of spring, little ones,” said Mama Bird. “And you know what that means…” “No clue. I’m a spring chicken. You have to cut me a little slack, chickadee!”chirped Zazu. “I’ll wing it…bet it has something to do with cleaning,” squawked Tweety. “You quack me up…I…

Pandemic: We Will All Be Changed

Every single day is just like the one before. We’ve been social distancing for eight months now. Eight months we’ll never get back, but eight months that we have survived this horrific pandemic, which is more than some. This pandemic has been a blessing and a curse, just like in Charles Dicken’s A Tale of…

FOCUS!

Do you ever get where you can’t focus on writing? Well, I’m right there with ya today. I had every intention to query a few more agents today, but then I noticed the laundry, not the laundry in the hamper but the laundry that I’ve washed and haven’t folded. I do that. Guilty. I dumped…

Stories Dying to get OUT

I am not one that struggles with what to write. I am one who struggles with what to write next. I have so many cool ideas that would make great stories, and it’s hard for me to just write down the idea and move on with what I’m doing. I feel like I have to…

My First Ever #WMPitch #PB

My heart is racing I tell ya! I just submitted my first ever pitch on Twitter. An hour ago, I didn’t even know it was a thing. THAT’S how new at this I am. The contest came across my feed and I jumped on it. Why not? What do I have to lose? I feel…

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