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jill-jepson's picture
Feb.12.2013
  I've written about some of this before, but it bears repeating. And it especially bears repeating right now, just as I work on the final stages of another novel, standing on the threshold of one of the most difficult times of a writer’s life: The sending-stuff-out part. When we put our...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Jul.30.2011
I've often said writing a novel is like running a marathon, but I'm beginning to think it's more like making a jigsaw puzzle: The charge of the first draft is to get the pieces all laid out on the table, face-up, so you can see what's there. The trick of subsequent drafts is to get them all fitted...
camille-marchetta's picture
May.05.2011
Writing for free was always my favorite thing to do.  If my mother is to be believed, I started when I was three, tapping out stories on my father's old Underwood.  (Unsurprisingly, no copies survive.) At age eight, I began a novel that I never finished.  There followed poems, short stories, plays...
lynda-simmons's picture
Apr.08.2011
I was recently asked to write a feature for the Book Club Queen newsletter, Life Between My Pages. I'm posting the piece as a blog entry here, or you can visit the site, (http://www.book-club-queen.com/Book_Club...) Either way, I hope you enjoy it! While thinking about the title of this piece, I...