What Writers Need
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What Writers Need

“Creativity is a tribal experience.” Julia Cameron             You want to write. You do write. You spend hours writing . . . but you don’t seem to move forward. You don’t know if what you write is good. One moment you think you are brilliant, and in the next, untalented.              And then there this whole business side to…

Friends, Wine, and a Book Recommendation
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Friends, Wine, and a Book Recommendation

Austin has a new wine bar—Vintage Books and Wine www.vintagebooksandwine.com It couldn’t be more perfect for me (and you, too, I think). They have wine, a great atmosphere, wine, a good selection of romances, and wine. All books on the shelves are trade paperbacks or hardcovers so my mass market sized books weren’t available. However, they had an…

Yes! Readers and Writers NEED to Connect
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Yes! Readers and Writers NEED to Connect

I went to Booklovers Con (https://www.bookloverscon.com ) a few weeks ago. Yes, right before Christmas but not a moment too late.  I had a great time.  It is true I pretty much have a great time everywhere I go, but this Con was valuable because it reminded me of how important readers are to my creativity.  First,…

Grief and the Writer
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Grief and the Writer

Grief is dangerous ground for a writer.  We spend too much time in our heads thinking “what if?” All our emotions gather there as well. In fact, as storytellers, emotions are what stirs us on. Except Grief isn’t stirring. Like a metal blanket, its weight smothers our inner light of creativity. So, here is what…

Three Things I Learned from Kathryn Falk, Lady Barrow & Founder of RT Magazine
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Three Things I Learned from Kathryn Falk, Lady Barrow & Founder of RT Magazine

May 18, 2018 What a great date, especially for big changes! The rumors are true.  This will be the last RT Booklovers’ Convention. Kathryn Falk will go on to many other things. The woman  has a range of interests and big ideas are always percolating away inside her. Tonight, I’ve been asked to speak on…