Posts with the Category of: writing

Announcement: Sweet Bye and Bye Wins Honorable Mention

SWEET BYE AND BYE by Anne Randolph (previously titled The Sweet Not Enough) won Honorable Mention in The Writers’ Workshop (Asheville, NC) Literary Fiction Contest. We found your story to be interesting and “page-turning”. We hope to see more of your work in the future!   – The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC Thank you to […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Well-Read Are You?

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At this link, you can find a list of 100 important books and an easy way to tabulate how many of them you have read. While not scientific, it is a fun way to see how you stack up against the rest of your book club. After perusing the list, what books do you think […]