Category Archives: Barbara Renner

Writing for an Anthology

Writing for an Anthology by Barbara Renner Have you ever written a story that was published in an anthology? If you are struggling through a writer’s block, or just wanting to write short stories to hone your storytelling craft before … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve by Barbara Renner Christmas Eve, draped in tinsel and lights, tiptoes upon us. Children dream of toys under the tree and candy in their stockings; mom wraps last minute gifts; dad snores in front of the fire. What … Continue reading

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Thanks Giving

Thanks Giving by Barbara Renner A Yellow Lab Mix I know once stated, “Practice Thanks Giving all year long.” He’s a very wise dog and even printed his own desk calendar, called Larry’s Words of Wisdom. Okay, he’s my dog, … Continue reading

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Have Books; Will Travel

Have Books; Will Travel by Barbara Renner I’ve written books, and I’m willing to travel to make sales. Selling books can be wet, hot, and downright frightening. As Sunbirds, my husband and I escape to Minnesota for the summer. That’s … Continue reading

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Longhand or Computer?

Longhand or Computer? by Barbara Renner Several authors I know prefer to pen their novels the old-fashioned way, with paper and pencil, rather than use a computer. In addition, some famous authors write in longhand instead of using a typewriter … Continue reading

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Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author

Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author by Barbara Renner I wrote my first two picture books while living in a small town in northwest Minnesota for the summer. Enthralled with the state bird, the Common Loon, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sign?

What’s Your Sign? by Barbara Renner Today is my daughter’s birthday. Can I get a collective “Happy Birthday, Jackie”? I won’t tell you how old she turns today because that will not only reveal her age, but her momma’s approximate … Continue reading

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