Saturday, January 3, 2015

The Writer's Alley Weekend Round-Up

2015, here we come! We are so excited for what this new year holds and can't wait to journey this writing life with you. May your days be filled with stories and your nights with sweet dreams of those stories. May you have the energy to dream and the courage to put those dreams into action. We love you and pray that God will open doors for you in this new year!

The Weekly Line Up

Monday - Pepper is talking about character depth today! It's Lord of the Rings VS. The Hobbit.

Tuesday - Laurie is trying out a new plotting experiment and we get to watch!

Wednesday - Mary is beginning a new class on character personality. Her first lesson is entitled Character Personality Class 1: Outgoing, Observant, Outspoken.

Thursday - Krista is sharing her business expertise in setting goals for your writing...treating it as a business.

Friday - Casey's post is all about men! Men at ACFW? Do they exist?

Alley Cat News

Karen Schravemade is taking a new role here at The Writer's Alley. Instead of posting this year, she will be the behind-the-scenes force that is going to make The Alley shine! Given her knowledge and talent for marketing and blogging, she is going to fine-tune our blog and help us grow. If you have any suggestions for The Writer's Alley, please contact us and we will make sure Karen gets the information. We are thankful for Karen's phenomenal posts here and are thrilled at what's in store for us with her new role here.

The Awesome Link Round-Up

Three Rules for Writing a Novel (Mud Pie Writing)

2015 Book Publishing Industry Predictions (The Passive Voice)

Writer Resolutions (Writer unBoxed)

How To Become A Full-Time Writer (The Write Practice)

A Novel is Not the Sum Total of Its Parts (Live Write Thrive)

1 comment:

claus witting swift said...

The mission of The Writer's House is to promote the creation and appreciation of literature and encourage the development of writers of all levels and all those involved in the art of communication, business and entrepreneurs as executives, writers, editors, publicists, journalists, filmmakers, videographers, designers, artists, illustrators, cartoonists, graphic novelists, storytellers, musicians, students, and youth and children's audiences.
A house converted into a workspace for meetings, soirees, weekend, exhibitions, literary tourism, cultural exchanges, workshops, written instruction of high quality, storytelling and artistic and literary events for a select and special audience.
It all started a long time ago at a table full of cups of coffee and manuscripts, books, a guitar and some people who share a passion for writing and art in general. A belief in the magic of a story read aloud, and a dream that the writing around us could be available to anyone, the artistic creation for the eyes and the voices and sounds of artists could be conveyed directly to the ear of those eager would listen closely and know their work...
Writing is a solitary activity; writers are to thrive in the community - the sharing of ideas and questions and to cultivate a space for art. Thus, what if we could help other writers and art lovers to find a space, a community of writing, music and media professionals? The idea came up when we heard of a place close to heaven, the magical and mysterious home of a reclusive writer who created such a space in the city of Campos do Jordão, Brazil, it was his retreat to develop his international work away from the bustle and close to nature. A bucolic space warmed by a fireplace, surrounded by green areas, maple and pines trees and colorful gardens all year round, with cool temperatures and stunning views of castles shrouded in clouds and fog on some days.

The Writer's House is situated on a dead end street, across the paved road that leads to Itapeva Peak, a Brazilian rocky rise 2035 meters above sea level, one of the highest points reached by car in Brazil. From the top, you can have a wide view of the Paraíba Valley, including 15 cities in the region.

From this climate and view The Writer's House is dedicated to the craft of writing, classes, programs, readings - a community of writing, communication, business and the arts, for the ones who love life and nature.

The Writer's House is open at restrained periods to a select group who apply by registration for vacancies in the programs, events and weekends.
Carlos Roberto