Save the Date Writing Retreat
Yes, it’s NaNoWriMo. And for those of you who haven’t signed up, it isn’t too late to register and start writing your novel. One month. 50,000+ words. Get on it.
Things have been busy, between working with some very impressive YA writers, pitching a rather important political work by leading UN analyst Howard S. Friedman and responding to all of the wonderful submissions from this month’s article in Writer’s Digest (Thanks, all! Keep ‘em coming). And to say nothing of the conferences, readings and other events I’ve been attending. Yikes. I don’t even have a Halloween costume yet.
Here are a few of the highlights in chronological order:
I am a planner … that is what I do. I went to school and landed my dream job as a fashion designer. I was set–I had it planned out. I knew my path. Writing was NEVER a part of my plan. I never had any intention of writing anything. …
Last weekend was an adventure. Continuing my Roaming G-nome project, I flew out to Kalispell, Montana for the Flathead River Writers’ Conference.
Eliminating Needless Filters in your Writing
A difficult concept to grasp, second only to narrative point of view, may be filtering.
I never felt connected with any character in my client Jack’s* manuscript. The protagonist was being held at a distance through the language the amateur writer had put on the page.
The house is packed at Local Grown Coffee on the Coupeville pier for Tom Masters and his presentation on author blogging.
The busy summer continues with the Willamette Writers’ Conference in Portland, OR.
Additional coverage of last weekend’s Arts and Heritage Writers’ Conference can be found on Clarksville Online and the Guide to Literary Agents blog.
It has and continues to be a busy summer. Here is a brief update: