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Each night at dinner while on the writing retreat, we're reading portions of the stories we're working on to one another. It's been both entertaining and educational. There are seven of us here, and we all have different styles, but there's one thing we have in common. Each of us writes with emotion. Some manuscripts have … Continue Reading ››
Writers Conference EtiquetteSo now what? You've plunked down your hard-earned cash to attend a writers conference because you've heard it's the thing to do. That's when it hits that you have little idea what to do at one or how to capture any of the opportunities you may find. I well remember the sinking feeling in my … Continue Reading ››
Your Writing Questions Answered
Writing Question of the WeekWhat has improved your writing the most?
Answer from Janalyn VoigtIn a word, time. There's no substitute for the intuitive learning that came as I wrote and rewrote, gave and received critiques, and read well-written books. That happened as I worked over time toward becoming a better writer. I also studied the … Continue Reading ››
Defining Writing SuccessLet's face it, being a writer is tough. The stereotypical image of a writer on a tour paid for by the publisher and signing books for long lines of people just doesn't happen that often anymore. Extremely successful writers can still draw favor, but book signings are less frequented than they once were. Continue Reading ››
How to Use a Capture Page
This week's writing question comes from Kara Howell. I added the word in brackets for clarity.
I just spent a ton of time banging my head against WP [Wordpress] to figure … Continue Reading ››