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Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"V.B., Meg, JoAnn, Kate and Nicole (hopefully haven't forgotten anyone) ~ thanks so much for today's chat, it helped a lot ~ I also don't like FB (with you there Nicole!) and I also need to be accountable to someone else when I have a…"
Oct 2, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Grr - wish there was a way to edit after I've posted - oh well: forgot to add - really liked the section where she shot you the look that "hit the target" - we've all been there, several peeps in the room and it misses them and…"
Sep 11, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Deborah ~ congrats (on the pub) and wow!  There were too many areas that touched home to list them all here ~ I really liked the way you mirrored items like the plums and the thirst.  I was also in tears as I read the section about her…"
Sep 11, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"This topic is timely - I was thinking that I should start a blog as well but wasn't sure where to begin, though I have heard a lot of good things about Wordpress."
Sep 2, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Writers for Young Adults'
"Thanks, Sherry. :)"
Sep 2, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Lovely site, Wilhelmina. :)  I liked the different features for the various tabs - very creative however I do have to agree that a few areas were hard for me to read, for ex.: the family tree ~ but other than that: great job. :)"
Sep 2, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Writers for Young Adults'
"I received a message from Sherry White (well apparently it was sent to "all") but I can't find it anywhere onsite so I'm just going to post here since this is where the email link brought me ~ anyway, Sherry, first: ty for the…"
Aug 29, 2013
Autumn left a comment for Vanessa B. Bernard
"Thanks for the invite. :)  I look forward to learning more about your book and watching those wonderful illustrations come to life. (I have a soft spot for dragons because I have two nephews and they are big fans - and ok so am I. lmao!) :D"
Aug 29, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Writers for Young Adults'
"V.B. ~ I'm not on FB but I checked your link and I love the illustrations - esp the title with the dragons worked in as letters but my favourite is the one with the 3 of them staring up at the moon ~ gorgeous!  It also makes me really want…"
Aug 28, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Welcome back, Tia. :)    "
Aug 22, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Jacky ~ congrats!  Just finished your story and not surprised it got published, great job - sure took me back. :)"
Aug 21, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Janet we seem to follow a lot of the same people. :)  (not surprising really - there is a lot of info posted too which I like though it can be easy to get bogged down in all the links and sites and tips.)"
Aug 21, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"V.B.: to be honest I'm still torn about Twitter ~ for a while everything I was interested in came with a Twitter handle and a lot of people were connecting there (at one pt there was a Twitter list here for all the members) so I thought: ok…"
Aug 21, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Yolanda ~ sounds like a plan! :D (and trust me, most days I'm sure I wear that crown)"
Aug 21, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"Deborah that would have been much easier (linking straight to it - ugh, some tech stuff I can do and others...*insert blank stare here* lol!)   Anyway, I just checked and to show how long it has been I immediately received an email from Twitter…"
Aug 21, 2013
Autumn commented on the group 'Novelists (Struggling or Not)'
"I'm glad I'm not the only one with "twitter" issues - apparently I put the "twit" in twitter - but I would like to figure out how to use it and to connect more. (same here - I've been a member for a while and read…"
Aug 21, 2013

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Who I am:
I'm someone trying to find her voice again. After some experiences that left me questioning myself, and my path (in re: to writing), and then losing my Father, I stopped writing but it didn't stop calling me so here I am willing it to give one more try - to really make a go of it this time! I also realized that I missed talking about it with like-minded individuals: the craft, other books...all of it! So here I am. :)
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I've written a romantic thriller (after being told that 'women can't write...well except romance and that really isn't writing!' Ugh! So then I had to face my own opinions and take it on! And an MG mystery novel ~ neither has found a "home" yet.
My writing is:
Services I offer to other writers:
I make a great cheerleader! I love supporting others in reaching their goals/dreams, I'm open to offer feedback and/or lend an ear. :)
I found out about She Writes from:
a search for writing groups

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Clearing Out

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

I have been sorting through a lot of the clutter that has gathered on my computer.  I think I have more articles and emails and groups related to writing than actual written projects ~ I need to get to the process of writing (well FINISHING!) and spend less time on these areas.  That said: I have stumbled across a lot of different "fun" things while cleaning things out and figured I would add a few (is that defeating the purpose?  Maybe but I'm doing it anyway. lol!)


A friend…



Posted on October 5, 2011 at 12:11pm 2 Comments

I am a little "giddy" at the moment.  A while ago a friend of mine had mentioned that she had put it out there that she would receive a "fairy pen" if she was to be a writer; she said the very next morning she got one in the mail!  Apparently a friend had made her one as a surprise and mailed a week or so earlier.  Inspired, I thought: ok lets see, I better make it good, something that I wouldn't normally get so I used a quill pen as my "sign".  Am I on the right path/what am I supposed to…



Posted on September 27, 2011 at 10:52am 2 Comments

It is sad that just coming up with a title had me stumped but it also proved that I am where I need to be ~ where I have longed to be for a while now: with a group of supportive women.   I had forgotten what a difference it makes ...and hadn't realized how long it had been since I had been in this type of environment.   The last time had me smack-dab in a critique group ~ something I…


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At 4:14pm on May 31, 2012, Valerie M Honey. said…

 Hi Amber. No I didn't sign up for the sites. I have found some old work today. I will be re -doing it for the computer. It was started in 1986.Good luck with it all tho' Dragons. Your nephews win.

    I really  need to complete my 90 day. I am finding old  pieces too, and getting them re-done into computer format. Have you thought of a title for the story of Dragons?

take care.x

At 6:47pm on May 30, 2012, Valerie M Honey. said…

Hey there Autumn.

The book starts off with some good suggestions for tools. she suggests several  outlining techniques & scene writing basics. good for me as I can plan my moves step by step. so now I can compartmentalize  Scene by Scene by Scene. The day 1 assignment was to brainstorm as many early memories in your own life etc.Been there done that.That exercise will be filed somewhere. Come day for4 it was Plot Happens. Well I have a plot and an outline and an abbreviated outline sitting there. So I began to use my own material in the assignments.I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I can use them, and at the same time polish up my scenes. It s like working on a second draft.
  I'm glad to be revisiting my work.

  Very much like your  commitment to JuneWri mo. A great concept. I think I will check it out. I see you write  in the YA genre. I thought about  putting Circle Of Two in that genre  as well for awhile. Alexandra has a familiar who is a Unicorn. But as the story progresses it does become  a bit more mature. I have started another novel too.I think my unicorn will fit better into the Fantasy World of Brycan's (Brick Cans)  Wood.

 Take care. Cuppa tea time. Almost 8 pm in Saskatoon. x

From Val H.aka Heather Rowan. I have a blog too. Quiet Dreamer. I think the link is in my info.

At 12:42pm on May 30, 2012, Valerie M Honey. said…

Hi Autumn.

   Good plan, one thing at a time re: Nanowritemo. I've had this book sitting in my small library for sometime. For me  it got me on the train out of Procrastination Station. That has been most  welcome. I have reworked Sarah Domets format to suit my needs and as the days have progressed I am surprised at how much material I have. With the set assignments for organizing work and breaking down scenes, has simplified things.

    Yep I am in Saskatchewan now.We settled here when we came to Canada in 1967. We moved to Ontario in 1984 and stayed there for 26 years We moved back to Sask  2 years ago.What part of the country do you live in?

    Thanks for adding me as a friend. Edith and I are in touch every day. That' s great too.

   Take care and I will keep a lookout for you. I will be posting the 90 day on my blog soon.

  Take care.

At 12:20pm on May 29, 2012, Valerie M Honey. said…

Started a comment to you. Yes the book I started to use after purchasing it from the Writers Digest Shop. (on line) is called  90 days to your novel, by Sarah Domet. As Edith says  it can be found. She is using the UK Book Depository to get her copy. Or Amazon.  The Writers Digest Magazine is a great mag for  info on a lot of things, that you can get online too. I have to ask Edith where she lives,. I live in Canada, Where is your corner of the world Autumn?

  I would love it if you joined Edith and myself for the 90 day. I reached day 8 yesterday. In truth  I won't be finishing my novel in 90. But looking ahead in the book I will be well on and past the procrastination stage. Feels good.

 Do keep in touch I will be delighted.

From Val H. Canada. (aka Heather Rowan)

At 9:15pm on October 6, 2011, Lanita Andrews said…

Hi Autumn,

Welcome to the group NaNoWriMo – How Fast Can You Write!
Feel free to introduce yourself and jump into 
a discussion!

Lanita Andrews

At 6:20pm on October 4, 2011, C. L. Kay said…
No problem.  Cheers to publication!
At 7:58am on September 28, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Glad to have you in the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on.

We do a live chat every Wednesday at 1EST; instructions on how to participate are in the "Our Water Cooler Wednesdays" box near the top of the group page. Hope you can join us for that.

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize
At 7:18am on September 28, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.


Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

At 6:20pm on September 26, 2011, Amber Medina West said…



Welcome to She Writes!  We're excited to have you here.

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Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!


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