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terry-odell's picture
Oct.17.2011
Today's picture goes with last week's post about discovery drafts vs editing as you go. It' a t-shirt I saw in a catalog and couldn't resist. Maybe I'll wear it to my next RWA chapter meeting. Because I'm going to be doing a workshop on Point of View at the Emerald City conference, I thought I...
terry-odell's picture
Jun.27.2011
Yesterday, I gave a presentation to my local RWA chapter. This was a craft workshop, and there are different considerations when doing an informal chat, which is what I talked about last week. For a workshop, you're going to need more preparation, of course. Here are a few more hints for a...
gregory-wilson's picture
Jun.18.2011
No, it's not a bizarre passphrase--it's a location, actually, or more exactly a confluence of workshop and state.  I'm in Wisconsin for the Wellspring Workshop, an invite only writing workshop focusing on the novel, modeled on the Starry Heaven / Blue Heaven method of workshops past and run by...
gabriella-hewitt's picture
May.30.2011
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! Thank you to all the brave men and women that serve our country.   As I plug away at my latest series, I pray that people will like it when it hits the e-book shelves. Crossing fingers that readers will fall in love with the characters, the legend, and the Aztec lore, and they...
terry-odell's picture
May.16.2011
First: Thanks to all who bought copies of WHATS IN A NAME? I’ve made my donation to my daughter’s fund-raising efforts for Team in Training. Next: Check the “Deals and Steals” tab – Smashwords has a big sale featuring members of the Backlist eBooks group, and I’m pleased to be among them. Some...
luke-james's picture
Apr.05.2011
If only he didn’t have to leave. He imagined being able to just stay there all day. Or at least until the boozers opened. It wouldn’t be a bad life, if only he could somehow get rid of all this actually having to work for a living bollocks. He sighed. Once O’Brian arrived and wolfed his breakfast...
laurel-zuckerman's picture
Mar.03.2011
This month, news from the Paris Short Story Contest, the Paris Literary Prize, the Salon du Livre, Wendell Steavenson, Cara Black, Stephane Hessel, David Lebovitz, Jennifer Butler, Toby Brothers, OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, Gwyneth Hughes, Liz Young, Barry Kirwan, Diane Johnson, Berna Huebner, Stuart...
louise-marley's picture
Dec.29.2010
Writers, especially in the early stages, often feel isolated.  The world of publishing can be a daunting scene to break into.  It often seems, to the would-be writer, that published writers must know something they don't.  I remember thinking that, and wondering if I would ever learn their secrets...
sharon-cathcart's picture
Mar.30.2010
I took advantage of a wonderful and unexpected opportunity this past Sunday. I attended a Vision Binder Playdate workshop by Molly Burke, Queen of Confidence. The theme was "Success," and we all worked on maps to show what success was like for us in various parts of our lives (...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Feb.21.2010
Writers spend hours and hours talking about writer’s block and in my opinion, there’s no greater waste of time.  Workshops at conferences are devoted to the topic, and writing magazines often run articles offering tips on coping with that paralytic state. For those of you who are readers instead of...