The words she knows the tune she hums”
- Taupin, Bernie. Song “Tiny Dancer”, Elton John
I have 2 tiny bits of happy news.
1) My short story “My Moment” is going to be included in a Tiny Dancer anthology published by Literary Mix Tapes.
Tiny Dancer is scheduled to print in October so STAY TUNED!
2) I’ve been trying to participate in writing opportunities as they come up. While I write YA Fantasy, I love writing my blog posts as well. Len Lambert told me about a "Fascinating Females" book project. Basically, I could write a post about what made me fascinating.
This opportunity came up during my lowest point in June.
My response: “Me? Fascinating female? HA!”
But then I thought I could write about me trying to take control of my professional life. Perhaps the dichotomy between the personal and professional could be fascinating. Maybe?
My piece was accepted. YaY!
Are you interested in writing a piece for the project too? Here’s the info:
I'm now inviting anyone who has a fascinating story or article to share, to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may write it as a mini-biography, a snapshot, or a vignette. You can write about your adventures (or misadventures) in Mensa, Rotary, Toastmasters, the Red Cross, WOVI, ASTD, SHRM, IAC, the military, or any organization/s (or movements) you belong to. You can write about your life as a wife, a mom, a sister, a girlfriend, a daughter, a student, etc., or you can write about a single defining moment in your life, and so on.
Note that fascination, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, so what you may consider as a humdrum, boring life may be fascinating for others.
You will retain full copyright to whatever gets published, and can have your articles published again anywhere.
Articles can be anywhere from 1-4 pages of letter size (8-1/2 x 11), double-spaced, font 12, Times New Roman.
You may write in first person or third person (whichever you prefer). You may opt to use a pseudonym if you wish.
Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or suggestions.
Looking forward to seeing some fascinating articles in my inbox very soon!
Your essay should be around 1k words. I hope you consider submitting a piece.
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Love, Theresa xo