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The Persistent Author

I wrote a book, something I’d yearned to do since childhood. I naively thought I’d start at page one and proceed in a logical fashion to “The End.” Instead the story came together in fits and starts with a whole lot of organizing, reorganizing, writing and rewriting—much of it done at night when I suffered from insomnia. 529 more words


Details 4: Surprises Reward Close Observation

For this week’s challenge, try to look past the big picture and take a more intimate approach . . . zoom in on details in unexpected places.

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Summering at the NYS Writers Institute: 5 Lessons from & for Skidmore 

For these two weeks, I have the pleasure and privilege of participating in the NYS Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. If you’re not familiar with this fantastic workshop, you can learn the… 892 more words

Writers Helping Writers

How to Pitch Your Novel: Some Advice from an Idiot

In an earlier post I discussed how going to a Writing Conference can benefit you and mentioned the “elevator speech” or “pitch” as an essential item to have prepared. 670 more words


Jilly: Making the Most

Are you doing anything special this week? Will you live in the moment, or do a little preparation to ensure you get the most from the experience? 701 more words

Eight Ladies Writing

A Writers' Conference and Wood Chips

2017 will be the twentieth year of the annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference. I’ve been involved for ten years and Laura Ambler about that long. 553 more words

Writers who Encourage other Writers - Cec Murphey

“Who Would’ve Thunk it?” Writer, Speaker, Cec Murphey. 

The Man behind the words that changed my life.

The post below was originally written in early 2011. 770 more words

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