Monthly Archives: January 2011

Dust of 100 Dogs–Book Review

I met A.S. King at the Backspace Writers Conference in May 2010. She is one of the most down-to-earth, approachable author I’ve ever met. Her first book, The Dust of 100 Dogs, sold out at the conference. At the time, … Continue reading

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WD Conference–Successfully Promoting Your Book

On Sunday at the Writer’s Digest Conference, I attended an informative panel on how to promote your book. Kevin Smokler, Brent Sampson, Kate Travers, and Kate Rados helped the audience navigate the maze of possibilities. Promotional  Tools It is never … Continue reading

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WD Conference–Revision: Learn How to Love It

Sunday at the Writer’s Digest Conference, James Scott Bell gave another riveting presentation on learning how to love revision. His argument is that if you know what you are doing and have enough tools to do it, revision can be fun … Continue reading

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WD Conference–Building the Perfect Plot

James Scott Bell gave an awesome craft presentation on building the perfect plot on Saturday at the Writer’s Digest Conference. He’s an electrifying speaker, who engages the listener with real world examples and walks you through his process for building … Continue reading

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WD Conference–Putting Fire in Your Fiction

Donald Maass’ gave a killer presentation at the Writer’s Digest Conference. As useful as the Empire State Building in navigating New York. 🙂 Definitely improved my craft toolbox. For more details, check out his book, The Fire in Fiction. He’s written a … Continue reading

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WD Conference–How to Pitch

First day of the Writer’s Digest conference, Chuck Sambuchino gave a world-rocking presentation on how to pitch agents. If you ever have the opportunity to participate in a conference where he is speaking–GO! He started off with an overview of … Continue reading

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If I Stay–Book Review

If I Stay is a poignant, heart-wrenching story as told through the eyes of a 17-year-old girl who survived a car crash that left her an orphan. However, the twist is that she is in a deep coma with critical … Continue reading

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Dining Out with Friends

So the past two nights I had two delicious dinners with two good friends. Tuesday night, I went out with Ant (my friend since I was 11). We were doing a belated b-day celebration. So he took me to one … Continue reading

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