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What Is a Perfect Pitch? The Answer Depends on Who You Ask I’m an English teacher, a writer, an editor, and a workshop presenter because I love words, all words. My philosophy is that if one word is good, then five words are five times better. Yes, I’m wordy, but...read more
Congratulations. You’ve finally finished your new novel or short story. You labored long and hard to move your characters and plot from your head into a completed rough draft. You spent months persevering through rewrites, tweaking sub-plots, and eliminating...read more
Dear friends I’m very excited to be a part of this fabulous community and want to thank Leslie and RJ for inviting and welcoming me to write a monthly column. There are plenty of wonderful posts by authors sharing their knowledge so I’ve decided to focus on my journey...read more
Do you write for personal fulfillment? Or do you slave away at your writing all week and then quit writing for a few days and do something else and then go back to your wiring on Monday un-refreshed? Many of us treat our writing as a job, and on a rudimentary level it...read more
Last night I dreamed I was awakened on America’s Top Model by a 4am call to an impromptu modelling gig. I’d slept in my clothes, my hair was a mess, my breath probably worse, and we were leaving NOW. The girls and I had partied in our model’s apartment the night...read more
To Do a Conference or Not Do a Conference — Is That The Question? by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell
There is a point in every writer’s life, I’m sure, when they wonder whether they should attend a writer’s conference. Many published writers never do and some published writers show up at more than one conference every year. In part, that’s for promotion purposes,...read more