Archives for July 2011

Doubt is a Snuggie

Doubt is one size fits all. It comes in many sizes, shapes and colors. Kind of like a Snuggie. It covers and envelops our bodies and spirits and hearts, squeezing out all imagination. Doubt is just another word for fear, and that can be paralyzing. Think back to when you submitted your writing for the […]

New Agents=New Opportunities

I have a new favorite website for writers: Guide to Literary Agents. Chuck Sambuchino’s advice on agents is insightful, and he frequently shares up-to-the-minute news on what’s happening at the agencies. Like this: New Agent Alert: Halli Melnitsky of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Chuck starts off with a reminder: Newer agents are golden opportunities for new […]

Don’t Revile the Rewrite

I’m gearing up to talk about Editing and Revising this Saturday at our monthly meeting (you ARE planning to attend, aren’t you? There’ll be snacks, and air-conditioning). Funny thing about writers: Mention rewriting or revising, and you’re guaranteed an eye roll, a groan, or a slump in even the squarest of shoulders. Why do we […]

Jubilee of Kansas Authors

A Barnes & Noble rep sent this announcement our way. Chatting with local authors, discovering new reads, and throwing some support to an area library: sounds like a good way to pass a hot summer afternoon! The Barnes & Noble at Bradley Fair, located at 1920 N. Rock Road, will host eight Kansas authors at […]