Mark Your Calendar and Join Us for a Reading / Book Signing

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Join members of the Kitchen Table Writing group for a Book Signing and Reading from the award winning memoir, Stories Gathered at the Kitchen Table: A Collection of Women’s Memoirs at Tattered Cover on Colfax, Monday January 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm. “Raw and unfiltered, meaningful writing from the heart.” Hear readings from this book […]

Be Inspired!

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Ready to get started on your next writing project, but just need a little nudge? If you’ve been looking for inspiration in all the wrong places, check out this link to 31 Ways To Find Inspiration (thanks to the brilliant folks at Write To Done for this great compilation). My personal favorite is #3 (Overhead […]

Exciting News: “The Sweet Not Enough” is Eludia Award Semi-Finalist

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The Sweet Not Enough (now titled Sweet Bye and Bye) has been chosen as one of the semi-finalists for the Eludia Award. The Eludia Award is offered to a woman writer for her first book-length work of fiction—either a novel or a collection of stories. Read the announcement at the Hidden River Arts website: Eludia […]

Take the 30/30 Challenge

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We know that committing to write every day is an important discipline, but where to find the motivation? Richard Hugo House, a Seattle-based nonprofit has a solution which encourages writing and helps support this haven for writers at the same time. Its 30/30 Writing Challenge asks participants to commit to write 30 minutes a day […]

Stories Gathered At The Kitchen Table Nominated for Award

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It seems we have entered awards season in the literary world. Stories Gathered at the Kitchen Table is a CIPA EVVY Awards Book Competition Finalist! I am so proud of the accomplishments of all of the writers involved with this project. They all speak from the heart, which is what makes their stories so powerful. […]

Help Me Build My Summer Reading List

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It’s beach-reading season – so what is in your book bag (or on your Kindle) this summer? Many people have been reading John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” although not everyone will admit it. What are your thoughts on adults reading Young Adult fiction? Are you embarrassed to be seen reading it, or are […]

Be Honest…

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One of the keys to successfully writing your life story is being honest. Readers will know if you aren’t and as a result you will lose them. Esteemed sportswriter Rick Reilly recently published his final column after decades of writing. His wry, edgy style was his hallmark as he reported on stories from all over […]

So You’re Ready to Sell Your Book… Now What?!

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It’s an exciting time when you are ready to share your book with the world – but it can be daunting to know how to begin. Following are a few tips to get started: 1. First, be cautious about giving the book away. It sound like a good thing, but people – especially friends and […]

Does My Book Need a Barcode?

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It’s been over 20 years since President George Bush emerged from a supermarket trade show amazed by barcode technology. Although new at the time, barcodes are so commonplace now that everything has them – including self-published books! They are easy to get, and a requirement for bookstore sales. Your barcode can be obtained from Bowker […]

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night…

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton is well-known as the namesake of an annual writing contest which celebrates overblown prose. However, he was a prolific and popular writer of his time, even coining several well-known phrases, including “The pen is mightier than the sword,” “the great unwashed,” and “the pursuit of the almighty dollar.” He was author of several […]