On This Day January 25th…Guiding Light

There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own.-Edwin Markham

Last year I did a series of “Did You Know” and “On This Day” posts. Posts honoring men, women  and writing/publishing related events. In particular for Black History Month. As well as Women’s History Month. Well, it’s back again, this time all year around. Featuring local, national and international events. And today’s event in history is sure to be a doozie. If you’re a soap fan that is, especially this one.
On this day, January 25th, the first broadcast of The Guiding Light (shortened to Guiding Light in 1975) aired on NBC Radio in 1937? The series was first created by actress and writer Irna Phillips. In fact Ms. Phillips was the soap’s chief writer for 21 years. Before she transferred to sister soap As the World Turns in 1958. Another soap she created. And for a bit of trivia, her protege Agnes Nixon, took over as head writer after Ms. Phillips transfer. And later went on to create the soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live.

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Happy IWSG & Update Day!

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Whoo, I almost missed Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Sunday evening, I’d just remembered I hadn’t written up August’s post. I was thinking to myself ‘crap, what am I going to do? I’m going on vacation tomorrow.’ But then my husband said I could just take my laptop with me…Duh.

So here I am, vacationing in Florida and writing up this Insecure Writer’s Support Group post. A group, founded by Alex Cavanaugh, as THE writer’s haven. A community of writers to share our woes and fears. Our successes and encouraging each other in our writing journeys.

You can find out more about the group by clicking the badge above. And maybe even sign up as well. Also, don’t forget to visit this month’s co-hosts: Nancy Gideon, Bob R Milne, Doreen McGettigan, Chrys Fey, Bish Denham, and Pat Garcia!

PS Our hashtag on Twitter is #IWSG

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Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

Happy Birthday!

I’m still on break, but I just had to do this post. If you’re a Harry Potter fan like me, you’ll understand why.

Today, Harry Potter, turns 35 years old today!

Harry Potter, aka The Boy Who Lived, aka The Chosen One, was born on July 31, 1980. And shares the same birthday as author and creator, JK Rowling.

And to celebrate, I’m sharing 35 of my favorite, memorable, heart-piercing, gut-wrenching and humorous quotes and lines from the books! Continue reading

What’s Your Writing Poison?

Well, I’ve finally figured out how to add pages to my menu. It’s as if I’ve been dropped into a different world in getting use to WordPress. And that feeling enhanced the past week since my adapter stopped working on me. It wasn’t charging my Chromebook, which then slipped into a coma. And was only revived recently last week Friday.

So I couldn’t make any edits and revisions to the young adult supernatural novel I’m working on. Nor write up and post daily poems for NaPoWriMo. So what’s a girl to do but go old school? And for most of last week I was in throwback mode with my trusty pen and paper.  Collecting lines and scribbling poems. Adding new scenes and chapters until my manuscript was dripping red. And then using the one to two hours of lunch time at work to learn WordPress. Type and update documents and post my NaPoWriMo poems. Continue reading