Category Archives: The Writing Life

Back to paper and pen

A week after the writer getaway, I’m still in the pre-planning stages for the novel. I’m feeling increasingly confident that I’m on the right track. Nudged by the confluence of a post on a writer friend’s blogĀ  and a seriously … Continue reading

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Writer Getaway, Day 2.5

This morning I watched another of the online classes I’ve been auditing, and suddenly something that has eluded me for months became blindingly obvious. To rescue my WIP from the mud it’s currently stuck in, all I have to do … Continue reading

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Writer Getaway, Day 1.5

I’m in Day 2 of three-day writer getaway with a friend (we’ll call her Marcia). We’re at an old inn about an hour from each of our homes. It’s our second visit; we came here this past spring for a … Continue reading

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Fun with the Apostrophe

I was right. It is Dan and Kate’s Rehearsal Dinner, not Dan’s and Kate’s Rehearsal Dinner. And it only took me 40 minutes paging through three reference books to find the rule so I could quote it to the person … Continue reading

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Authors & Book Festivals: Is the ROI worth it?

Last week author Hope Clark suggested (in print! in public!) that book festivals might not really be all that great for authors. Having worked a couple of festivals myself, I’ve thought the same thing. Book festivals obviously are fun for … Continue reading

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