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Memoir (FREE contest) “Dear Lucky Agent”

Below is a link from Writers Digest (such a helpful website and tool for writers) to a FREE contest “Dear Lucky Agent” Contest for writers of Memoir.  Contest deadline December 31, 2016. http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/28th-free-dear-lucky-agent-contest-memoir Judged by Agent Jennifer Wills @WillsWork4Books, Chuck Sambuchino They are also currently … Continue reading

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WHERE TO PUBLISH?

You’ve spent countless lonely hours writing. Taken numerous classes. Revised and revisited. Enlisted the help of critique partners. Your polished manuscript is finally ready. Where do you send it?  Should you be agented?  How do you gain an agent’s interest?  Should … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Today I will… These three words are a part of my daily vocabulary.  I grew up in a family who made daily lists of things they needed to accomplish.  In recent years, I’ve noticed that I have passed this trait … Continue reading

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Synopsis

A brief summary, an outline of the plot of a book, play or movie. What should be in a synopsis?  There are many answers to this, but I have learned that a successful synopsis must have certain key elements. Exposition … Continue reading

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One Final Blast of Winter

As Mother Nature blasts the North East with one last blast of cold and snow reminding us all of nature’s power and quiet beauty I stay indoors and sit in front of my computer for hours on end trying to finish the … Continue reading

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Logline / Tagline

Motivated by discussion and information gathered from the wonderful writers in my biweekly critique group I took upon myself the task of writing a logline and a tagline for my current manuscript (short story-mystery).  Below are some tips for what is needed to write a good (great) … Continue reading

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Tis the Season

Everyone is busy rushing here and there. All for a day that comes but once a year. In a society consumed with competition instead of brotherly love. Remember to stop and give thanks to the one above.   During this … Continue reading

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My Writing Journey – A Hobby, A Passion, A New Career

A good friend recently told me not to dwell on yet another rejection of my current manuscript.  She said “It is only a hobby. Not your career.” If I would have kept a journal of my writing path, it would … Continue reading

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My Free Time

In every effort to become a better writer, I spend a good deal of my free time writing.    To make the most of this time, I have implemented several recent changes – I have devoted a room strictly for writing … Continue reading

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The importance of a GREAT critique group

I am very fortunate to have found a wonderful group of writers who share their stories with me on a biweekly basis. I have learned many things from these people. Below are my thoughts on what to look for in … Continue reading

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