Thursday, July 19, 2012

I may be a weirdo!

Why should I divulge three weird things about myself? Superb writer, Jenny Beatrice at Corrections and Clarifications nominated me for a blog award, and the tell-all is part of the deal.

1. Out in public, I may be sitting right across from you looking into your eyes, but you can bet I am listening to three other conversations going on around me. I always pay my portion of the bill, but I seldom pay undivided attention.

2. Most women want diamonds or flowers for birthdays and holidays. I prefer nightgowns.

3. Most grandmothers play games with their grandchildren when they come for a visit. I play hide and go seek and chase mine through the house, into the basement, indoors and outdoors cackling and screeching, "Gramilda the witch is coming to get you!"

Now I pass this award on to my fellow WWWPs. Wild Women Wielding Pens is more than a critique group. It is a sisterhood of classy, sassy, sometimes smart assy writers. I am indebted to all of them.

Click on the names below to check out the individuals in the best writer's group in St. Louis.

                Tammy, Sioux, Beth, Linda, Lynn

Sioux has details posted about our research field trip we attended this past Wednesday,and also our conference at the lake last Sunday. She often has her tongue in check, oops, cheek.

Tammy writes eloquently about a variety of topics, and also shares Senior Sex(less) in the City posts which will crack you up. Scroll down on her blog to read a few.

Beth is intropective at the moment, as her milestone natal day is here. She has a one track mind and knows her stuff. She is a killer critiquer, always spot on. Her snort-laughs send us all into fits of laughter.

Lynn writes poignantly in the epistolary style on her blog to her late mother. She is the hostess with the mostest. She hand writes letters to people and provides all of us with everything we "need".

By the way, there is a contest at with a $100 prize and my essay is on line already. Check it out here.


Sioux Roslawski said...


I love how you worded #1. Very clever.

On the chance of sounding a bit immodest, we ARE a force to be reckoned with. Talent. Humor. Honesty. A wonderful hat-trick.

Chatty Crone said...

We are all weird in our own way - aren't we and that is what makes the world so wonderful!!!


Lynn said...

From one weirdo to another...

Tammy said...

Love it love it love it. All of it! ;) Thanks, Linda.

Mary Horner said...

There's nothing like a good writers group to inspire you to do your best, while having some fun along the way!

Bookie said...

Loved the picture and the info too. I know you gals have one great time!!!!

Susan Sundwall said...

Whatever would any of us do without our writing buds?

Beth M. Wood said...

classy, sassy, sometimes smart-assy... you DO have a way with words! Thanks Linda - loved the post!

Val said...

I appreciate a good weirdo. That's what my classmates and I used to call each other back in the day. My own kids can't believe we used such a term.

Gramilda is a bit frightening, though. And that's coming from a gal who saw a headless man in her basement.