The first thing we learn about novel writing is that story requires conflict. That’s a great place to start! If your storytelling education stops there, though, you may have a problem. Heaping one bad thing after another upon a character does not allow her to emerge as the protagonist of her story—it turns her into …Read More
Archives for January 2014
It’s hard for a regular person to find an agent or traditional publisher for memoir, even when the author’s life was and is full of interesting and exciting events and helpful observations about their experiences. It seems the only memoir that sells is the celebrity “tell all.” Why is that? What good does it do …Read More
I had a lovely guest (author Karen Brees) scheduled for today, but I hit a brick wall with that sinus infection, and my guest hit a brick wall with a strep throat, and the schedule crashed and burned. Sounds like a a lot of wreckage, doesn’t it? We’re both on the road to recovery, and …Read More
Sunday morning ride Third in line at Urgent Care Sinus infection And that’s the truth. I’ll try to get things back to normal here soon.
Northern Colorado Writers 2014 Writing Odyssey: To Publishing and Beyond! A Two-Day Writers Conference for all levels and genresMarch 28-29Fort Collins HiltonRegistration for Members begins January 4, and for non-members January 13The 2014 conference is limited to 130 attendees. Top of the Mountain Book Award Two Categories: Fiction and Creative/Narrative NonfictionDates of submission: October 21, …Read More