Monthly Archives: April 2009

Show AND Tell

I started my first read through on a new manuscript today–a book by Laurie Alberts (author of three novels, The Price of Land in Shelby, Lost Daughters, and Tempting Fate, as well as a short story collection and two memoirs). This new instructive … Continue reading

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Add Fire to Your Fiction

The advance copies for a book I co-edited (along with WD Executive Editor Kelly Nickell) have arrived, and look fantastic.  The book is The Fire In Fiction: Passion, Purpose, and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great by well-known literary agent … Continue reading

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My Kind of Morning

So it’s Friday, which calls for a certain kind of work. A fun project–something I can really dive into. I decided to work on editing the forthcoming Writer’s Digest Guide to Science Fiction & Fantasy, which compiles instruction from Orson … Continue reading

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Breakfast for Breakfast’s Sake

  Today the Writer’s Digest Books team decided to celebrate breakfast. Why? Because breakfast is awesome, that’s why. Was it someone’s birthday? Nope. Just breakfast. Just ’cause. Here’s a few pics of the remnants of our Thursday breakfast attack:   … Continue reading

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All Things Considered

It’s been a great morning here in the WD office. The WD editors all decided to have a big breakfast this morning and brought all kinds of stuff including breakfast casseroles, blueberry muffins, cheesy biscuits… it’s a spread. I’ve eaten … Continue reading

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This Summer’s Writing Events

I’m getting geared up for some upcoming writing events (I’m sure I’ve mentioned  them before). I just booked my plane tickets for the Writer’s Digest BEA Conference in NY (May 27, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center). If you’re … Continue reading

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A bit of advice

When naming your children, don’t opt for a first name that you’re not going to actually call the kid just because you like the way the whole name sounds together. Calling a kid by their middle name is going to … Continue reading

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