Category Archives: agents

UTILIZING THE WEB

Okay, I have to admit it. The work load covered me up last week and I didn’t get something written here that might help all those struggling writers out there. As my readers all know I’ve been heavily in to … Continue reading

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LEARNING FROM THE PAST

Here I am signing copies of my romances at T. Charleston in Branson. Above I’m on the billboard on the strip. Yesterday I was looking through photos I’ve taken since first publication. It was fun revisiting those times and seeing … Continue reading

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How to Have a Writing Career

When I first started writing I had an electric typewriter from Sears and a desk in the kitchen. At the end of a day I’d be ankle deep in ripped out pages which I’d rewritten tenaciously. Four novels later I … Continue reading

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After a Workshop

Saturday’s workshop on writing memoirs and other family stories went very well. With 14 in attendance, I had my hands full. It helped that they were all attentive and eager to interact in all facets of the workshop. We began … Continue reading

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Check out your local conferences

If you’re like me and need a break once in a while to smooze with other writers, meet some editors and agents and just generally kick back for a day or two, don’t neglect the local conferences within a four-state … Continue reading

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Update on the Writing Life

OptimismA blog about writing should occasionally contains something to do with writing. Here’s a rundown on what I’m accomplishing as a writer during these hard times. Since the first of the year I’ve finished two books, a paranormal and a … Continue reading

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Dealing with rejection

Swinging bridges once helped us all cross rivers and streams. They’ve been replaced by concrete spans so that we no longer experience the adrenaline rush of crossing wide, rushing rivers while clinging to a single strand of rope. Maybe we … Continue reading

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Conferencing

We writers are often told how important networking is to our budding career. I couldn’t agree more. Most of my sales have been acquired through networking, either at conferences or meetings of writers’ organizations. Success most often comes because of … Continue reading

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