Kelley has started her forty-one days of writing for the Clarion West Write-a-Thon. Her first piece is up, prompted by the phrase, “The Far West.”
Great and terrible things come from the Far West; great and terrible things flock to it. The road through the desert brings them all past the Last Chance for Whatever, where Beth Harvey sells gasoline and milk, men’s ties, dog whistles, a selection of stuffed animals, sometimes herself. “The sign says Whatever, Lucas,” she told me once. “People need what they need.” [more]
There’s much–much more, and it’s good stuff–over at her blog. Go read it. Go sponsor her. (Suggested donation: $35, but any amount, large or small, is good. FYI, you can sponsor any CW writer anytime in the next six weeks, but early is good; it encourages everyone.)
If you’re an emerging writer, and want to learn about the editing process of raw writing, you might like to visit Sterling Editing, where Kelley will be posting her CW writing every morning:
I am posting it here as incentive for other writers to practice your editing and story-building skills. You’re welcome to leave a comment: what do you see that’s working, or not working? What can you apply to your own writing? Is there anything you’d like me to comment on? Let’s talk about whatever you like.
Go read. Go play. If you like it, give some money.