Category Archives: Ozark Creative Writers


The revolution has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? For the past few years we writers have struggled to stay alive in the faltering publishing business. Something is badly broken, and at times we’ve had to wonder if we’re … Continue reading

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It looks like this year is shaping up pretty good for my writing. First I have a story accepted to be read on NPR Tales From the South — see my other blog — and today I receive an offer … Continue reading

Posted in fiction, historical romance, Oklahoma Writers Federation, Ozark Creative Writers, Velda Brotherton, westerns, Wild Rose Press | 7 Comments


Do you pitch to editors every time you attend a conference? Well you should, and in today’s market you should be looking at the Ebook market. Don’t believe for one second that the quality of these books is not as … Continue reading

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Lisa Wingate on right and me at Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc.Back in the archives of this blog somewhere, no doubt is a blog urging writers to network, but hopefully I’ve learned some more about the task as the years have … Continue reading

Posted in Dusty Richards, Jodi Thomas, Jory Sherman, Linda Apple, Lisa Wingate, Mike Blakely, Ozark Creative Writers, Ozark Writers League, Radine Trees Nehring, Uncategorized, Velda Brotherton, W.C. Jameson | 5 Comments

The busyness of writing

Some twenty-four years ago, when I first ventured out to blend in with other writers because I had written a book and some of my first work was being published in weekly newspapers, I never dreamed how today would be. … Continue reading

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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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Fall Brings More than Weather Changes

All summer I dally. Swim, smell the flowers, watch the butterflies dart from blossom to blossom, catch the stars and moon at their most beautiful. No city lights around here to dim them, they shine so bright I can see … Continue reading

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