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Yesterday I attended an amazing conference hosted by Writer’s Digest featuring Chuck Sambuchino as the speaker. If you’re not familiar with Chuck’s work, YOU SHOULD BE. 999 more words

On Writing

"Sand" Serif

Hip-hip-hooray! Hip-hip-hooray! I am so tickled to share this good news with the world: a writer I helped with a story not only landed the piece in a major publication, but also recently garnered a lot of press coverage! 302 more words

Writing Techniques

Authors For Nepal (and an Influenza Update)

Time is of the essence with this one – not just, of course, in terms of the people of Nepal and their need for aid after the recent earthquake there, but also because… 572 more words


Top 10 Things I Say To Authors at Conferences

This past weekend I was at the New England SCBWI conference, Thinking Outside the Crayon Box, doing query critiques and manuscript critiques. First of all, I happen to  479 more words

A Chance To Win A Manuscript Evaluation By Barbara Kyle. Oh, And A Happy Dance From Me

Last week I worked so feverishly to finish my manuscript I forgot to write a blog post for today.

My bad.

But on Saturday I received an email from author and writing coach, … 292 more words


Beta Readers, shudder

I have lost my way a little with my manuscript. The first draft and initial rounds of editing went surprisingly well but then life hit me with a sledgehammer and after weeks of grieving I made a conscious decision to try to move forward with at least one area in my life. 258 more words


Roots and wings

Sometimes it’s hard to let go of the people or things we love. In the case of a novel, it’s also hard to recognize when it’s… 171 more words

What I've Learned (It Might Help You!)