Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Purple Rain in Zanzibar

The Gazzybow Goose
With bowlegged wings
Was singing the way
The Gazzybow sings.

So begins the new book by Walter Rein, The Purple Rain in Zanzibar. This book is a wonderful read...along the lines of Dr. Seuss. Walter wrote this story back in 1968, and after 40 years, it still sounds fresh, new and fun.

After some prodding by his wife Janell and various friends, Walter finally decided to try and get this fairytale published. He got together with friend and neighbor Jack Ferrell, an award-winning artist, and the book finally came together. Grateful Steps Publishing in Asheville, NC saw the potential and immediately snatched up the book and began the long process that is publishing.

Walter's book is finally out there, and would make a great Christmas gift for anyone with children. (Check your local bookstore, Amazon.com or the publisher's site.)
We are very proud of Walter and this book. It is bound to become a classic.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Photo Prompt

I saw this photo while doing research for a PowerPoint presentation I am putting together for a class and thought it would be a great photo prompt for the group.

Pick up those pens and let's see where this goes.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Writing Exercise

Time for some writing exercises. I surfed the net and found this site: http://www.meredithsuewillis.com/writingexercises.html and this exercise.

Who left the broom? Who left the door open? What is happening in the dim interior? What will happen outside in the light?

Pick up that pen, pencil or computer and get writing.


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