One of our young grandsons recently asked me how old I'll be when he's a teenager. The truth is, I'll be about the age that my grandmother was when she entered eternity. Of course, I didn't tell him that. I think I said something like, "old." But his question made me think, How pmany years… Continue reading Stories Shape History
Sometime ago, while attempting to open a door to the office, I juggled my purse, a present to be mailed, a sack packed with old newspapers for a friend (or maybe I should say for a friend’s dog), and some files that needed to be returned to work. The handle to the brown paper sack… Continue reading The Great Juggling Act
- by Mary May Larmoyeux - Some of my grandkids live out of state, and we have great fun connecting each week for our online writing "class." Here are four ideas for helping children learn how to write stories: 1) Read the same book and then, via Skype, talk about the author's ideas, writing style,… Continue reading Four Ideas for Helping Children Learn How to Write Stories
by Mary May Larmoyeux Thanksgiving is almost here and it's a perfect time to share family stories. As our family will enjoy turkey and dressing this Thanksgiving, we'll recall not only God's blessings, but also share some of our family's favorite stories. I'll never forget a time long ago when my mom and dad were… Continue reading Sharing Family Stories at Thanksgiving
by Mary May Larmoyeux I just discovered Family Search, a wonderful free genealogy website created by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. And I stumbled on info. about the Roots Tech 2015 conference, which has been called the world's largest family history and technology conference. Although Roots Tech will be held… Continue reading For Lovers of Genealogy and Family Stories
by Mary May Larmoyeux Do you have good intentions about your writing? But do you always follow through on those intentions? I don't. Once I read something that has stuck with me for years: A goal without a deadline is a dream. I really like that. Maybe because I identify with that statement so much.… Continue reading What difference does a deadline make?
- by Mary May Larmoyeux - Have you ever heard of the Hemingway App? I first learned about it on Daphene Gray-Grant's blog, the "Publication Coach." The Hemingway App is an easy-to-use, online tool for editing. Here's how to use it: Go to the Hemingway App. Notice the two buttons on top-right side of… Continue reading Hemingway App
- by Mary May Larmoyeux - As I sipped a cup of coffee on our front porch this morning, I was captivated by the beauty of nature and reminded of how much I love the fall. After all, that's when God displays one of His great masterpieces. I love how the leaves transform into brilliant… Continue reading Painting With Words
- by Mary May Larmoyeux - Have you ever heard people talk about NaNoWriMo? Well ... that's short for National Novel Writing Month which is the month of November. I've known several people who have actually done this! Written a novel in one month! Being part of NaNoWriMo will enable you to track your own… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month
- by Mary May Larmoyeux - Have you ever thought about publishing an eBook? Well, my friend Nancy Downing (who has been named a USA Today Teacher of the Year) and I did just that. But to be quite honest with you, I was terrified of formatting our eBook myself, and pushing the "publish" button.… Continue reading Have You Ever Thought About ePublishing?