Friday, October 30, 2009

Do You Enjoy Discussing Art and Writing?

If you're interested, please register for the class I'll be teaching at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, Florida, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, 7-9 p.m. I will be leading a discussion about the role of the artist in three works of fiction. These works are The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. You can register online by going to It should be fun and stimulating. I hope to see you there. If you do register, you might want to familiarize yourself with those three novels. That will make it easier for you to join in the discussion and give your own thoughts and opinions. I'm looking forward to teaching the class. I hope to see you there! On another note, via Facebook, I received some wonderful tips on writing from fellow ArcheBooks author John DeDakis, If I can figure out how to do it, I'll post a link to the page he sent. John works for the CNN show The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. He is the senior copy editor, a true professional. His advice about writing is the real thing. SMILE OF THE DAY: When I moved into my current residence, I inherited a small, gray, part-time cat. The former resident had dubbed him Nudger. I shortened it to Nudgie. Nudgie is a neighborhood cat, He drops by every now and then for a nosh. Lately, he's been meeting me at the car when I pull up. He ambles quietly up and sits down and waits for me to notice him--no fanfare. He only speaks when spoken to. I like it that he meets me. He's a good, sweet boy. It's nice to have a little cat bud. It's been a while. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!


Anonymous said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere. I enjoyed catching up on your postings. Congratulations on being adopted by the wiley neighborhood feline. It's very good sign to be picked by a cat. I would love to take your class if I lived nearby. Thanks for the Smile of the Day and your daily messages. It's great fun to hear from the mind of a writer as you create your art. I really enjoyed A Chance to Say Yes and look forward to spending more time with Heston and gang in the sequel.

Tina Murray, Ph.D. said...

Thank you, Anonymous! Please check in often. I'll be blogging Monday through Friday each week. I look forward to hearing from you again. I hope you will enjoy A Wild Dream of Love, my first sequel to A Chance to Say Yes. I'm pounding the keys! I hope to have it completed in by the first of the year.