Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Dark Before the Dawn?

I’ve been thinking about what it is that keeps me writing and working at something. Because most of the time it is really hard to keep going. I would never ever give up writing. It’s as much a part of … Continue reading

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Do I Look Like I Know What I’m Doing??????

When I was first published and still living in the hazy, warm dream of having a book out there, on book store shelves and in libraries, many of my friends told me that they had always wanted to write a … Continue reading

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Writers and their wild enthusiasms

This is how I think it should be. We rove (or drift) through life examining things of interest, finding them in books or movies or by direct contact. An acorn, a jet plane engine, bruschetta, a grand jete, a lemon … Continue reading

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Dead Trendz…

….like replacing ‘s’ with ‘z’. I mean how 1987 lame is that? One of the downsides to reading tons of very informative and entertaining editor and agent blogs is that I get a window into the business side of publishing. … Continue reading

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Author David Almond’s new deal

I follow Book2Book on Twitter.com and they recently posted this article which I thought was interesting. I’m assuming that since Puffin and Viking have a long history of working together this will work out to everyone’s satisfaction. David Almond’s certainly- … Continue reading

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All A-Twitter

So I caved, mostly due to writer Nicola Morgan (http://helpineedapublisher.blogspot.com) and her infectious turns of phrase. Plus I am apparently as pliable as a rubber spoon. You can follow me there if you like. Log on to www.twitter.com and search … Continue reading

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November Writing Workshop- YA

The Woodstock Childrens Library presents: YA! YU? Because its fun!!!!! WRITING YA A TWO-PART WRITING WORKSHOP FOR 12 to17 YEAR- OLDS WITH JO TREGGIARI, AUTHOR OF The Curious Misadventures of Feltus Ovalton YA (YOUNG ADULT FICTION) IS THE HOTTEST GENRE … Continue reading

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Roll Call

Since I cannot for the life of me figure out how to open and show all the other pages on my website including the one listing the writing and publishing blogs I often browse, I thought I’d list them in … Continue reading

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Standing Still

Sometimes it feels as if nothing is happening. The small moments fade and the epic moments are far between. But part of our problem(—our meaning humans as a whole) is our failure to appreciate things while they’re happening. We’re always … Continue reading

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King Rat Snake

This is what I stumbled across (literally) this morning on my walk. It was glossy and black and probably 6 feet long. I’ve seen rat snakes before so I know that they are slow and docile although they look like … Continue reading

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