29 Writer’s Conferences

Favorite 29 writer’s conferences Ready to connect with literary agents, editors and other writers at a writers’ conference? Summer in particular is packed with writers’ conferences across the United States, but these events run throughout the year. Includes conferences for every type of writing from novels, to blogs to journalism.

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Let’s Just Skip That Part

Reading some things last night I realized a trend.  Not every time, but sometimes when I read, I lose interest in the details and just skip to the parts that tell me the gist of what is being said or what is going on. Why do I lose interest in things and skip them: They […]

Analyzing the Analysis

I discovered today that Day 26 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge – which was actually yesterday- was to write about your worst habit.  Had to think on that one for a moment.  I considered many habits such as my long term relationship with procrastination.  As I pondered the options, I asked myself the pertinent […]

Reality Rarely Makes Good Stories

As I was contemplating a plot of a new book I am just beginning to write, I had to once again ask myself – how will this end?  I am a pantser when it comes to writing, however, I do require an ending to the story to already be planned out because it helps guide […]

Warning: Not For the Resistant

I have a lot of friends on Facebook who are constantly posting inspirational quotes about not caring what others think, about how to be happy, about how to live life to the fullest and about how to stand up for yourself – how to stop letting others take advantage of you. The truth is – […]

Neat Freaks Make the World a Messier Place

I know, I know, there are a lot of you neatnics out there.  I am not among your ranks.  Don’t get me wrong, I like to have everything in its place – that place is just usually in whatever stack or under whatever stack or pushed beside whatever stack of other things where I left […]

Good vs. Evil: Reality or Fiction?

“No man considers himself a criminal; no man can conceive of himself as a doer of evil; the mind is generally incapable of such realities and would rather condemn the society or the powers-that-be as persecutors and too dull-witted to understand the essential good of the acts.  And when you find a man incapable of […]