Monthly Archives: July 2009

Researching Uncovers Exciting Finds

In the background are the bluffs where the mines are located. Several old millstones stand against the rocks from an old mill in the area. A couple of weeks ago we traveled to the site of a gold mine here … Continue reading

Posted in Arkansas, Celts, gold mine, hieroglyphics, Iberians, Lake Ft. Smith, Ozarks | Leave a comment

How to Have a Writing Career

´╗┐When I first started writing I had an electric typewriter from Sears and a desk in the kitchen. At the end of a day I’d be ankle deep in ripped out pages which I’d rewritten tenaciously. Four novels later I … Continue reading

Posted in agents, fiction writer, networking, nonfiction, Penguin, publishing, Topaz, Uncategorized, Velda Brotherton, writing career | Leave a comment

Summer Can Interfere

Sometimes my writer friends, especially those new to the business, ask me how I manage to write so many different things: books, articles, short stories, columns, blogs, etc. They tell me that something else always interferes with their plans to … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, books, columns, craft, family, short stories, Velda Brotherton, writing | Leave a comment