Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bylines Writer's Desk Calendar Features Will Rogers

When fellow blogger Donna Volkenannt invited Snowflake Publisher Sylvia Forbes to visit her blog, I was interested because I had heard of the Bylines Writer’s Desk Calendar, but I had never seen one. So when there was a drawing for a 2010 copy, I threw my name in the contest and won!

The Bylines Writer’s Desk Calendar has many special attributes for writers besides being a mere appointment calendar. There are spaces to mark events and deadlines of course, but there are also features like a submission record, a list of literary festivals, a record of writer’s birthdays, and page for a year’s writing goals. Each week a different author is showcased by a short essay on her writing habits or tastes. Like a string on my finger, this handy calendar keeps the idea of writing in front of me daily.

One of my favorite features is the cover which presents the desk of a famous writer. This year’s cover displays the working desk of Will Rogers. Inside are pictures of the Will Rogers Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma which was like a trip home for me. How many times have I run up those steps to see movies, memorabilia, and books there as a child! My great-grandmother lived in Claremore, and we visited often. Family rumors say that when my great-grandfather was a very young man he worked on the Rogers ranch, at that time Will’s parents’ place. A picture of Will and his dog hung in my great-grandmother’s dining room until the day she died.

Thanks to Donna and Sylvia, I am enjoying a great Bylines Writer’s Calendar this year.


BECKY said...

That's wonderful. I always loved Will Rogers in the movies....I think that was Will, Jr. though, wasn't it? Anyway, really interesting and how cool you have a connection to Claremore, etc. I've got to get one of those Bylines Calendars!

irishoma said...

Hi Claudia,
It is so cool that the photo of Will Rogers' desk brings back memories for you. I'm so happy you are enjoying the calendar.