Tag Archives: Writing Life

“I Don’t Know How You Know…”

“I don’t know you you know…” That’s the question that a kid asked me this week about my new work in progress.  Such a funny question.  Nobody has ever asked me that before. Let’s take a step back… How do … Continue reading

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Random Squam Lake Writing Retreat Facts.

Still on the fence about Squam Lake Writing Retreat? Let’s dig into some more random facts… We are the first SCBWI event ever with a morning hike! Makings for s’mores will be delivered to your door via golf cart. Lynda … Continue reading

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Interview with John Cusick of Greenhouse Literary.

Cameron Rosenblum and I are humbled to have such fantastic mentors for our 2013 SCBWI Squam Lake Writing Retreat that will be held this coming fall at the Rockywold Deephaven Resort in Holderness, New Hampshire. We not only have secured editor Sarah Dotts … Continue reading

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The Query Game.

I’m about to start The Query Game. This is a very simple game.  You simply pick your player (the shiniest manuscript), and start at go.  Study the game board.  Which direction will get you to the end first?  Then ignore … Continue reading

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To My Writing Friends…

On Monday, I pulled myself to the beach for a walk.  It was a freaky January day in Maine.  The air was almost too warm and people were carrying around jackets and talking louder than they would in the usual … Continue reading

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Jo Knowles, the Corn Meal Moth, and the Web

Jo Knowles, fabulous author of See You at Harry’s just wrote a really great blog post about the parallels between running and writing.  Check it out here: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/253326.Jo_Knowles/blog.  This made me laugh and whole-heartedly agree on her great points, but Jo’s … Continue reading

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A Revision Haze

My son made this battle scene over April vacation.  Must admit, I kind of love it.  It’s exactly where I am after a very long two of weeks of flu symptoms being passed on from one family member to the … Continue reading

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Blogging Conversations

“Um…. I’m wondering if you’re okay?” “Why do you ask?” “I read the blog.” “Great!” “Seriously, it was a tad-” “Errr, what are you saying?” “Well, it’s your post on Kafka. I dunno, it seems kind of angry.” “Kafka’s kind … Continue reading

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The Cold Abyss of Oneself

“Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.”  ~Franz Kafka Um,  that’s depressing.  But, I must admit that Kafka knew something about writing.  It’s a cold hard job some days.  Especially when things aren’t going that … Continue reading

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Sleep, I Think I Broke It!

I’ve had a little problem lately.  You see I’m pretty sure that writing too much has broken my brain.  I’m not kidding! For the last week I’ve been writing almost every free second that I have.  I fall into bed … Continue reading

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