Archive for December, 2012

The Next Big Thing! (Darlene)

Last week Linda was tagged as part of a chain of authors called THE NEXT BIG THING. Now, all of us at 5Writers are joining the chain, providing some insight into our current projects—in my case a project I’d set aside and intend to restart. Once we’re done, we are passing on some info about […]

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The Next Big Thing! (Jennie)

By Jennie Jarvis Here at 5Writers we’re providing some insight into our current projects.  Once we’re done, we are  passing on some info about some other writers whose work we dig. So, here’s what Jennie has on the horizon. What is the working title of your project?  I’m continuing to work on my YA fantasy […]

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The Next Big Thing! (Brad)

Here at 5Writers we’re providing some insight into our current projects.  Once we’re done, we are  passing on some info about some other writers whose work we dig. So, here’s what Brad has on the horizon. What is the working title of your book?  This Too Shall Pass What is the one-sentence synopsis of your […]

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The Next Big Thing! (Linda)

Last week author of the fantasy “Mad Kestrel”, Misty Massey (http://madkestrel.livejournal.com) tagged me on her blog, as part of a chain of authors called THE NEXT BIG THING. Today it’s my turn to reciprocate and to pass on the torch. I’m going to answer questions about my new project. Then I’m going to tag some […]

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Expect to Succeed

By Jennie Jarvis Throughout my life, I always snubbed my nose at the idea of creating New Year’s resolutions. I felt like that was something that only occurred in the movies and that anyone with enough ambition could easily accomplish all of their dreams without resorting to something as simplistic as writing down their goals […]

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Special Edition: Adapting J.K. Rowling for The Small Screen

By Jennie Jarvis Earlier this month, BBC One announced that they have optioned the rights to JK Rowling’s first “adult” novel The Casual Vacancy, with plans on turning the book into a television show. The BBC’s official press release about this decision included a quote from Rowling, who said, “I always felt that, if it were […]

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When You Don’t Meet Your Goals, Rationalize

At 16, I set a goal.  I wanted to be an All State Swimmer.  I was the South Carolina state champion in the 100 and 200 yd breaststroke.  You’d think that would be enough to qualify, right?  No!  To be an All State Swimmer you had to post a time within 10% of the state […]

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Embrace Your Inner Virgo

Embrace Your Inner Virgo by Brad Windhauser I discovered the power of list making early on. Sometime around Thanksgiving every year, my brother and I would sit down at the kitchen table to knock out our Christmas lists.  Our parents and Santa received the same list, and since we usually did pretty well on Christmas […]

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Jennie’s Top Ten Movies of 2012 (That probably won’t get many Oscar nods)

By Jennie Jarvis Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday and all of the December holidays crammed up against New Year’s, this time of year tends to mean celebrations and family stress for so many people. For the film industry, however, it’s the hottest time of the year for Oscar Contenders as they rush to make it into […]

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Goooooooooooal!

Let’s assume the Mayans got it wrong and we will see the dawn of a new year. That’s right, no excuses for not looking ahead. It’s time to assess the past year, see what we’ve accomplished and set some goals for the coming year. I feel you cringing already. Maybe because I’m cringing—and writhing! Yes, […]

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