Lazette Gifford
Publisher & Editor


About This Issue
Issue # 32


This issue we have a plethora of interesting articles on all sorts of writing-related subjects.  Take a look at Darrell Bain's words of wisdom for epublishing, and Debbie Ridpath Ohi's words of warning when looking at on-line work.   We have articles on  writing action scenes, dialogue, avoiding procrastination, and overcoming writer's block.

I think you'll find it an interesting issue! 

I'm also always happy to hear from readers who enjoy Vision.  It's nice to know when you find something that is helpful.  Suggestions for future articles is also welcome!

Good luck with your writing in 2006!

Upcoming Themes:

Remember that theme articles are only a small part of the issue, and I always need articles on other aspects of writing.  Please submit material!  We are open to writers at all levels of publication, and I'm as likely to publish a new author as a known one.

May/June (Deadline April 10th) -- Creating Descriptions
Do you have a favorite bit of description from a book you've read?  Why not analyze why it works for you?  Or write about how description works, and how to create it.

July/August (Deadline June 10th) -- What are The Rules? And when can you break them?
Don't use 'ly' words, don't write partial sentences, don't ... there are dozens of rules we see in writing all the time.  What are they?  Why do they work, and when don't they?

September/October (Deadline August 10th)-- Learning from other genres
Limiting yourself to one genre, both in writing and reading, is ignoring a treasure trove of helpful information.  Your romance might benefit from a little mystery, and your science fiction from a little romance.  What can we learn from genres outside our own?

November/December -- Children aren't stupid
Writing for children does not mean 'dumbing down' a story.  Characters, experiences, and voice play important roles in children's books.  What are some of the tricks that can help adults think like a child again, but communicate like an adult?