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Writer Love Letter Loophole

Dear Alison,

I couldn't wait until Monday...






Does this count?

Sharing the writing love one letter, er...video, at a time,
Kim

Who Still Writes Letters? Me. That's who.

Dear Kim,
Maybe it is our approaching anniversary or maybe the hearts hanging in every window of the school calling Valentine’s Day to mind, but I’m really into this love letter thing you’ve started.
You know, I think I may have wooed my husband with love letter writing? Be careful. You too might feel the woo.
He kept every letter from the time we lived miles apart in the beginning of our relationship all the way up to, well until the last time I wrote him a note. When was that? *Mental note: send the poor guy a card on Monday.
There’s just something about that Dear salutation on top. The act of licking the envelope, pressing your pen into the now thick layers of paper to write a person’s name, maybe your true love's name, and street address on the outside. It really is...was...no, is such lovely act.
As you know I was asked to write copy for a website aimed at old-fashioned letter writing. The target audience is partners who may have gotten themselves into a sticky situation. How c…

Dear Alison, I am an octopus.

Hi! Does it seem weird to start with Hi in my first writer love letter to you? It does to me, but in school we were taught to ALWAYS start with a cordial greeting, and I ALWAYS follow the "STANDARDIZED RULES of WRITING." Well, sometimes, I accidentally break one or two rules, but I like Rules. I really do. Well, actually I don't. I'm an octopus when it comes to rules. I don't have eight legs if that's what you're thinking--although that would be REALLY convenient when it comes to writing and texting and eating chocolate and drinking chai. I could probably write two different novels at same time or eight--imagine being able to write EIGHT different novels in one sitting? But alas, I have only one brain, so multiple, simultaneous writing endeavors will just have to wait.

Sigh...

I guess I went a bit off topic there. Where was I? Oh right, I am an octopus when it comes to rules. Shove me in a box or a cage or a room with only a crack of light creeping in fro…

Sharing the Writing Love with Alison Green Myers

Hi everyone! If you've been hopping around the blogosphere and came across my site, you might have noticed some changes. First, the new name: INK Sisters Write. Then, the new address: http://inksisterswrite.blogspot.com. Then the disappearance of some pages and the addition of some new pages. Well folks, I'm not always the most regular blogger--shocking I know, but I love the blog and have a lot of fun working on posts, but I needed to find a way to make blogging even MORE fun. The solution was simple: Ask my Ink Sister, Alison Green Myers, to join me and guess what?!?! She agreed to become my online partner in crime. 




THE TRUE LOVE STORY WITHOUT ALL THE MUSHY GUSHY DETAILS:
Alison and I met at the New York SCBWI Conference in 2012, and we've been together ever since. We call it Writer Love at First Sight, and that's what we plan to do on the blog: share the writing love with each other and all of you! 


INK SISTERS Donna Boock, Kim Briggs, and Alison Green Myers

So without…

Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira Book Launch Party

Looking for something fun to do on this rainy day? Our SCBWI EPA adopted member Isabel Bandeira (whom we all affectionately know as Carli) will be at the Barnes and Noble in Marlton, NJ today between 1-3 for her VERY FIRST Book Signing!! WOO HOO!! Her YA contemporary, Bookishly Ever After is a fun read about romance and love and book boyfriends and real boyfriends! Come down, get your book signed with with Carli and hang out with me! Hope to see you there! Write on, Kim Briggs