Monthly Archives: June 2014

Upcoming Contests

As always, it’s useful to know that there are many ways we can share our work, including submitting it for awards and contests. Here are some upcoming ones: Bard Fiction Prize: Offered annually by Bard College for a writer aged … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

I found a note to myself with the name of this poem on a scrap of paper and was entranced when I found it: A Walk My eyes already touch the sunny hill. going far beyond the road I have … Continue reading

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Self Editing

Here’s a book that sounds like a real winner: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave king. I came across a quick tip sheet from the book that might prove helpful to us all: 1) SHOW(ing) AND TELL(ing): … Continue reading

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Film School

“What’s wrong with just dropping an audience into a world?” Martin Scorsese Whenever I see an interview with a master in a creative field, I’m all eyes and ears: I’m always sure that there’s something to be gleaned from it … Continue reading

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Stepping Back

Have you every had one of those “can’t-see-the-forest-for-the-trees” moments, where you are so involved in wordsmithing on a micro-level, that you lose the thread of your story and find that your main character’s arc is sagging instead of rising? Well, … Continue reading

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Think Better

“What you think and how you feel affect how you perform.” “First you have to think, feel, and act like a champion and then you will become one.” Dr. Rob Gilbert and Mike Tully When my good friends and mentors, … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

I was lucky enough to discover this lovely poem when a member of my Poetry Study Group brought it in. I hope you’ll read it aloud — it’s luscious! From Blossoms Li-Young Lee From blossoms comes this brown paper bag … Continue reading

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