Posted in Craft of writing, Submitting for Publication, Writing

WOW! Women on Writing publishes my essay: Finger Gone Rogue, Writing Gone Mute

Some of you will recall me sharing with you last year that I almost lost a finger but saved it by getting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Good news came from that unfortunate experience.

Life often gives us our stories. We bring them to life for others by writing them.

Publication life is fraught with rejections; nevertheless, this story produced two publications for me. These two publications make the point of the story even more real and robust.

  1. I submitted this limited-word story for a membership-only audience. It was accepted by the Story Circle Network. (See their site for a membership application, online courses, and story contests.)
  2. Later I fleshed out the story in full detail for a different publication opportunity. WOW! Women on Writing accepted it for their Tales from the Trenches competition and published it today. (See their site for online classes, story contests, and more.)

Both organizations are committed to the writing of women and seeing that it gets published. Don’t overlook these two online resources for writing inspiration and an opportunity to develop your craft of writing !!!

Read my story online at WOW! Women on Writing, Finger Gone Rogue, Writing Gone Mute. 

Posted in Writing Conferences

Conference Etiquette

Last week, I offered suggestions on how to make the most of attending a writing conference. I focused on learning, networking, and taking care of yourself while there.

This week, I want to consider the etiquette of attending a writing conference. While last week I featured what to do; this week, I’ll stress what not to do at a conference. Both are equally important.  Continue reading “Conference Etiquette”

Posted in Workshops, Writing Conferences, Writing Workshops

How to Make the Most of Attending a Writing Conference

Regardless of the kind of writing conference, course, or retreat you attend, here are some ways to make the best of it. You have most likely paid money for this experience, so it’s up to you to get your money’s worth.

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Posted in Craft of writing, fiction, Writing, Writing exercises

Revision: Ways to Improve my Writing

REVISION 

Editing a paragraph from my book-in-progress illustrates the kind of work entailed in revision. This is the “line edit” kind of editorial work that I do on an ongoing process with my writing partners and for myself.  Continue reading “Revision: Ways to Improve my Writing”