I just returned from the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and I confess I attended for two distinct purposes: #1: to get feedback on my writing, meet other writers, and learn about the world of publishing, and #2: to run something of a reconnaissance mission: How does this conference compare to the Women At Woodstock Writers
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“We each had our own version of ‘yeah, but…’ in diminishing our writing”
It’s satisfying to hear from someone who found inspiration and motivation at the Women At Woodstock Writers Retreat. But Angela said even more about what that long weekend last October did for her as a writer. In a recent blog post she talked about the expectations she brought to the weekend, and the results she
I Read This One Single Scene, Put the Book Down, and Cried
I was reading this beautiful book. I could already tell that it was one I would remember and that I would recommend to friends. And then I came to page 125. I read this one single scene. Two pages. And I put the book down and cried. The five hundred-something words on those 2 pages
Writing – Or Not. Why You Must Slap Yourself and Move It Along, Sister. Move It Along.
As some of you know, I’ve been “writing” a book for some years now – a book that’s very important to me, that tells a story that I very much want to share. I think about it all the time. I think about what I want to add to it and what I don’t want to forget.
You’re Not Writing WHY?
What’s Your Excuse For Not Writing? You’re too old? What’s too old? What’s too young? What’s just right? What are you, Goldilocks? Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote Little House On the Prairie in her 60’s. That was after she wrote her autobiography, Prairie Girl, at age 60 and could not get it published. She persevered, revised her