Author Archives: Betsy Norman

Happy Release Day to @BarbaraMBritton

I am super proud and river dancing jazzed to announce the release of Barbara M. Britton’s, (my critique partner!), first novel: Providence – Hannah’s Journey. *Insert wild squee-ing here!!* Digital release is today, available on all online book stores, and … Continue reading

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Tribes of Israel Series by Barbara M. Britton

DWF Readers, may I introduce the book promo video for my dear friend and critique partner, Barbara M. Britton. I am bursting with pride for her!!!   The first in the series, Providence: Hannah’s Journey, releases in September, 2016. You can … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Dad’s Blarney Stone

In honor of all dads this Father’s Day, I’m posting an old story I found while cleaning out my file cabinet. This childhood memory was published years ago in a long-defunct zine. The writing isn’t as polished as it should be, but … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Where Do Babies Come From?

  Writers refer to their WIPs as “babies.” I mailed my baby out today. I sold my baby! An agent told me my baby was ugly. If you’re a writer, you understood every single one of those sentences. If not, … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Cleaning Out the Pyramids

So, since the decision to make the big move, I’ve been rampaging through my closets and tossing anything that doesn’t make the “Do I really want to pack this?” cut. This has resulted in six trips so far donating bags … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Whoopie Wednesday!

I’ve had so many people share this recipe with me from that I feel compelled to share it with my whoopee-lovin’ readers. I haven’t made this simple and delicious looking recipe yet, but I hope to soon!  Enjoy! And … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Opportunity Knocks

How often does Opportunity knock? Real. Tangible. Life-changing Opportunity? Once. Twice. At least. A dozen times if you’re lucky. What is Opportunity? In the writing community it could be The Call. A multi-book contract. An agent offers rep. NYT Bestseller! In … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – Brain Storm

Take a look at this picture: Isn’t it awesome? Brilliant? Awe inspiring? Hubby and I had gone for a walk the other night and then rewarded ourselves at Dairy Queen by eating three times the amount of calories burned. When … Continue reading

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Down “Write” Funny – #WIPcrack Wednesday – Life Support

So, I’ve been gone. We covered that. Move along. I’m not one to go too deep or personal, so let’s just say life happened while my writing sat patiently and waited, and now I’m back. Plus, I am surrounded by … Continue reading

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The Return of Whoopie Wednesday

*Vigorously shakes dust bunnies off the blog* I’m gonna give this another go, folks. Best to ease into it, so I’ll start simple and return to my roots. Whoopies! (And, of course, Writing, so stay tuned!) But first, we’ll start with the return … Continue reading

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