Archives for September 2011

Letting Go of Your Work

“It seems like yesterday when we sent Junior off to kindergarten, and now he’s starting college!” “There, there, Marge, think of the bright side. Now we can put a hot tub in his room.” Like parents sending their child off to college, writers must release their work for scrutiny and possible publication. Not unlike parents, […]

A NaNoWriMo Success Story

Quite by accident, I had the radio on this morning when author Erin Morgenstern came on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. Erin’s debut novel, The Night Circus, is a sensation that’s drawing comparisons to Harry Potter, but for adults. Here’s what they had to say about it on the radio show’s website: It’s the […]

Workshops for Screenwriters

Is your work-in-progress a screenplay? Take advantage of the Bluecat Screenwriting Workshop coming to Wichita in October, sponsored by the Tallgrass Film Festival. First Ten Pages Workshop Up to seven writers are accepted to submit the first 10 pages of their screenplays to the group before the workshop day. At the workshop, the pages are […]

Hearing Voices

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. “–E.L. Doctorow At the August meeting of the Kansas Writers Association, several members jokingly referred to their writing experience as “hearing voices.” Although schizophrenia is a serious mental illness, most writers have regular occurring bouts of voices in their heads. Fellow KWA member B.D. Tharp talks about “the […]