Julie Oldham Writes

Monthly Archives: April 2018

I read the first of the Runelords series by David Farland a week ago, and I thought it was a lot of fun.  “But wait,” you say, “didn’t you go to a class he taught in Dallas?  You hadn’t read his book before then?”  He has a lot of books!  I’d read Million Dollar Outlines before I attended, and I recommend that as well.  It just isn’t as fun as Runelords. Young… Read More

I entered a short story contest last month.  They’ve announced the finalists, and I’m not one of them, so I’ve decided to put the story here for your enjoyment.  Or at least for you to read; as it didn’t get very far I have no idea if it is enjoyable!  I had fun writing it though. The rules were the story must be less than 750 words and include the prompt of… Read More

Another non-book review on “Stuff I Like!” This is for my desk, which goes from sitting to standing in a matter of seconds via a crank on the side. I have the 48″ model for home and the 60″ model for work. Sitting all the time is bad for our health, so adding the ability to stand is an excellent option. Most of us don’t want to stand the whole day though,… Read More

If you’re wondering where my post was on Thursday, fear not.  User error is the cause.  I failed to actually click “post.”  Look for it this week! Progress Progress remains slow on the plan, but with the adjusted schedule in mine, I’m a lot happier this week than I was last week.  I have almost 20,000 words of the third draft complete.  Scrivener tells me that is 53 pages, for those of… Read More

I’ve been home from the Writing Enchanting Prose class for a month now, and I’ve been busily working on my third draft. The goal was to have it finished sometime in May to send out to some readers at the end of May or in June. That timeline isn’t working. Of the seven scenes I’ve worked on, four have labels of “NOT WORKING” or “BORING,” meaning I did all that work and… Read More

No post on Easter Sunday as I was far too busy enjoying family time as we ate our way through a brunch buffet of epic proportions.  To (loosely) quote my nephew: “Jesus didn’t just die on the Cross so we could go to Heaven, He also made it okay to eat bacon.”  Amen to both, Jacob. My epic adventure to Dallas last month left me with more than some new writer friends… Read More