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Critique Group...

I received one critique on my query letter from the editor at the writing workshop. She said, “You need to have right here that you are a member of SCBWI.” 368 more words

Auntie Doris’s Road to Publication #7: The BBC World Service

Dear Francesca Unsworth,

I understand that you are going to start a new job as the director of the BBC World Service next week. Congratulations to you and ruddy good luck an’all. 678 more words

Life After Death

Auntie Doris’s Road to Publication #6: Misty Water-Coloured Memories

It’s not until you do something like actually start writing your ruddy memoirs that you realise that there are a lot of absolutely unbelievable things in your life that you have never really thought about, or that you have taken for granted, because you have believed them for so long. 732 more words

Life After Death

Auntie Doris's Road to Publication #5: Searching for the Sweetcorn

Writing is easy. As far as I am concerned. Or at least it has been since I passed over to the other side. All I have to have is an idea and off I go. 598 more words


Auntie Doris's Road to Publication #4: The Oxford University Press

To the chief commissioning editor
Oxford University Press
Oxford University

Dear Sir (or Madam)
My name is Auntie Doris, I died in 1995 at the age of 81. 554 more words


#NaNo Tips: "Stealing" Writing Time

Awhile back, I was at a church where the pastor’s sermon topic was on tools to becoming a more godly parent. (Needless to say, as a single, childless person, if I’d known ahead of time this is what the topic was going to be, I probably would have found a way to keep from being obligated to go.) So I spent the twenty-five minutes of the sermon time brainstorming the next couple of scenes of the story I was working on at the time, while still listening to why parents shouldn’t let their boys take lessons from Ray Rice on how to treat women, nor allow their girls to take behavior and fashion lessons from Miley Cyrus. 888 more words


Slapping yourself into realizing: “You did it.” - Accepting that you’ve achieved a goal.

About a week ago, I was planning on writing an article about coming to terms with failure. By failure, I mean not achieving a goal. 508 more words

Jennifer M. Eaton