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.