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sarah-cotchaleovitch's picture
Apr.12.2014
Writing Workshop (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A common flaw among many new writers is the idea that criticism is bad, and any corrections made to their golden prose mars the original genius. With the right attitude, however, this can be overcome in the workshop setting. Yes, I was a new writer at one...
amy-sprague's picture
Feb.10.2014
I wanted to share this chapter from one of my favorite writing books, Views from the Loft: A Portable Writer’s Workshop (edited by Daniel Slager) from The Loft...
terry-odell's picture
Sep.30.2013
I’m doing double-duty again today, talk­ing about my edit­ing process at The Blood-Red Pen­cil as well as fin­ish­ing up my recap of Cathy Pick­ens’ Sis­ters in Crime work­shop on the cre­ative process.  Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here. But before I start,...
terry-odell's picture
Feb.25.2013
  First, I hope you got a chance to see my new Box of Books Give­away in yesterday’s post. It’s a sim­ple “click to enter” con­test, but you can get an extra chance to win if you’ve liked my Face­book author page (and if you haven’t, you can still like it to get the extra...
tania-hershman's picture
Sep.28.2012
I'm not a very good blogger these days, I am sorry. If you take a look at the previous post you'll see what's keeping me busy - and there are other things i'm doing that aren't on the list too, a bit of a whirlwind time right now. But frankly, it's all writing-related, and it's ALL good! Last...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.30.2012
I'm in the countdown mode. Only ten days of freedom remain before I am hitched to the plow, and pulling that heavy workload again. This has been a good summer. The best I've had in many years. I started my summer break with a trip to Georgia with my two sons. The time together was rare, and very...
gregory-wilson's picture
Jul.28.2012
I'm in the midst of furious writing and reading in preparation for a busy conference month in August, so I only have time for a quick update post on what's been going on with me: 1.  Last month brought two conferences, Westercon and Readercon.  Westercon was a lot of fun; I was out in...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Jul.10.2012
Why We Must Talk Without You.   BaRbRa’s smile was bright, her voice clear, although it stuttered and came through intermittently, tears streamed down her face but she read on. The poem was called, The First Time In P.I. and what was in her body and what was in the poem were coming from...
jennifer-pierce's picture
Mar.29.2012
Writing is not an occupation for the weak willed. It requires great purpose and stamina to secrete oneself away from everything else loved. Many of us sit for long hours, with our only companions the instruments of performing our task: the trusty pen, a favorite keyboard. Most writers do...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.19.2012
    image via pippahunnechurch.com  I wrote my writing pal, Lyn, the other day. "Damn," I confessed, "I sure am hardheaded!" I'd been going over a manuscript that an agent had recently seen the first thirty pages of, a manuscript segment he'd not been particularly impressed with....