"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Finds for Fridays: August 26


Finds for Fridays is my way of sharing some of the wonderful blogs posts I read each week. I am currently following close to 100 blogs and at least scan them as much as I can.  Each week, I'll note and "set aside" some posts that especially speak to me for whatever reason. And each Friday that I am able, I'll share them with you. I hope you'll stop by and read the posts, and maybe even follow the blogs if you aren't already. A win-win, right?

And here they are!

The Trickle Effect: Part I by Jennifer Slattery at Jennifer Slattery Lives Out Loud (about troubled children and our responsibility to them)

When There's Nothing Left To Give by Patty Wysong at Ordinary Lives (about refueling when you're dry)

The Fine Art Of Choosing A Pen Name by Jillian Kent at WordServe Water Cooler (about reasons to write under a different name)

Thoughtful About...Encouragement and Humility by Roseanna White at Writing Roseanna (about the balance we all need)

How Important is Moral Premise? By Jeannie Campbell at The Character Therapist (about what should be at the heart of every story)

Hope you enjoy these posts. Some wonderful thoughts and lessons. Have fun!

Riding God's Grace Over Rough Roads


  1. Blessings and prayers,

  2. I feel like I need to refuel. Need to check out Patti's post. Thanks for sharing Joanne and have a great weekend.

  3. I love what you're doing with your Friday post, Joann. Glad you enjoyed The Fine Art of Choosing a Pen Name. I appreciate you passing it on.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Sorry. I meant to say Joanne. It must be Friday. My brain is mush and I can no longer spell. :)

  5. Joanne-Thanks for the links. The Fine Art of Choosing a Pen Name was interesting and answered some of my questions.


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