Friday, April 6, 2007

Blessed Resurection (and Other Holiday Thoughts)

It's Good Friday, a time of reflection for our Savior's life gift. The suffering and denial he faced to offer an open door for our sin filled lives just stuns me. No matter how often I think of His sacrifice, I'm stunned. Trying to remember and appreciate this gift more than once a year is the meat of everyday life. I'm still working on it.

When you're pondering emotions and memories this weekend, remember also to tuck them into your journals and scrapbook entries. Those are the feelings we might talk about once in a lifetime to our kids or family members, but if written down they strengthen with time.

Blessings to you all this sacramental season.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Every genuine story, whether captions for scrapping, or bits of journaling, sounds better with authentic dialect in the dialogue. Too much can ruin the the mix, though, so be careful not to lay it on thick like some writers of the past. Twain's dialect came on so strong it's almost difficult to comprehend. Doing that today will lose you readers. No author wants to lose a reader, so use your dialect in dialogue in small amounts for greatest effect.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sensational Senses!

Ahhh, the power of senses. Aromas of baking bread, or something decaying. They're both so vivid, so powerful. Adding senses to your writing, whether for quick scrapbook captions or longer journaling pieces will enhance your ability to convey exactly the perfect description.

When writing about a birthday party, remember to describe the taste of the cake, the voices and giggles you hear--or not--if the affair turned sour. Remember colors you saw, expressions of others' faces, the style of packaging. What was the temperature like? What about the inner decor?

Be sense-sensitive and you'll savor the strength of your scribblings!

--until next time,

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Thanks for stopping by to give the Script and Scrap a look-see.

If you're interested in writing of any kind, drop in for encouragment and assorted advice.

If you're interested in scrapping, some of these writing ideas might help enrich your current projects by adding a bit of written jazz to your creative visuals.

Today I want you to think of fun verbs. You remember them: they're the ACTION words in your writing. Stronger verbs mean stronger writing. Example: Instead of the generic WALK, you can use STROLL, STALK, AMBLE, STRUT or other more descriptive word to add a bit more spice to your captions.

Come up with a list of your own and post away!

--until next time,