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Writing in the Garden of the Gods

*** CALENDAR ALERT ***SAVE THE DATE WRITING IN THE GARDEN OF THE GODS Field’s End Writers’ Conference 2008 WHO: This year’s line-up of authors and speakers includes: Roy Blount, Jr.

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Talent search

Back when I was an aspiring writer, I would have done anything to get my material read. The Internet makes it easier these days, sort of. Check this out–an article

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This guy pisses me off.

I used to really not like Donald Maass, an author, literary agent and lecturer on the art and craft of writing. He had a habit of saying things that annoy

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Busy day on the water

So there I was, putting the finishing touches on my revisions, when the carrier John Stennis came steaming home. Welcome home, Navy guys! This closeup gives you a perspective of

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The heart of your story

Here’s a chance to meet one of the best writers and teachers I know. Work with the incomparable taskmaster on the deepest, most essential part of your story. His most

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Extreme Makeover

I’m nearly finished with a first draft of Snowfall at Willow Lake. The thing is a complete mess–but I love it. I love Sophie and Noah and their chemistry and

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How good is your first page?

Page One is probably the most important page of your manuscript. It’s so important that we’ve given Page One its own room at the Field’s End Writers’ Conference this year.

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Judging a cover by its book

Oh, I deeply love getting an e-mail attachment from my editor when they’re working on cover art for my book. It’s really the first time you get to “see” your

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