Sunday, May 29, 2011

Character Workshop Tuesday

Hi--This is a reminder about the FREE WORKSHOP on characters which is on Tuesday, May 31st.  It is at the Library Station in Springfield, and is in the Frisco Room.  We will start at 6 p.m. and end before 9 p.m.

Topics to be covered include, but aren't limited to: Character Psychology; Creating Characters; Memorable Characters.

Please come and have fun.  RSVP to .

If you are interested in attending, but can't come this time please let me know.  I may schedule another one if there is enough interest.

Happy writing!


Life never quite goes the way you plan. My fellow Missourians in Joplin experienced that in stark perspective last Sunday. For a time, my husband and I paced the floor and worried about the tornado reaching his sister who lives in nearby Webb City. Later that night she got through to us on her cell phone to let us know it hadn’t gotten that far.

Our family was one of the lucky ones because she and our nephew are safe. My heart and the hearts of my family go out to the ones who weren’t so lucky, their families and all the survivors. Bless you all.

The sky here in Springfield after that horrible event 60 or so miles away was absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful as the sun set. A double rainbow graced the storm’s end.

It’s all in the perspective.  Someone who hadn’t known about the tornado would probably have thought something about the sky being pretty.  My husband and I, aware of Joplin’s hard hit, stood in awe at the changing face of nature.

Today, I stand in awe of the many selfless volunteers who are helping Joplin’s survivors regain the perspective of their lives. No, life never quite goes the way you plan, but it goes on.  

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mark Your Calendars: Character Workshop

Hello All!

Blogger hasn't been cooperating lately, but here I am finally getting to write in Vera's Version.  It's late and finding Blogger not bogged down boggled my mind. So I'll be brief.

I'm offering a FREE Character Workshop on May 31, 2011.  It begins at 6:00 p.m. and we will have the room until 9:00 p.m.  It will be at the Library Station in the Frisco Room.

Please spread the word--and let me know if you plan on coming.  You can email me at to RSVP or with questions.

Stay tuned for more details.