3 Reasons You Need Beta Readers
Business of Writing

3 Reasons You Need Beta Readers

In recent years, you’ve probably heard a lot of people talking about their beta readers, that is, people they send their manuscripts to for feedback before they send them to their agents, editors, or publishers. The term is new, but the idea is not. We all benefit from a little feedback—just so you don’t get…

The Blasted Book Description
Craft of Writing

The Blasted Book Description

Ever tried to describe your own book? Chances are you have, and chances are you found it a difficult and unpleasant experience. If you’re taking the traditional publishing route, you must write a query letter or prepare an elevator pitch. If you’re self-publishing, you must write your book blurb or back cover copy. And either…

Should I Bother With NaNoWriMo?
Craft of Writing

Should I Bother With NaNoWriMo?

I’m sure you’re all familiar with NaNoWriMo, which has become the best-known writing event in the nation. People all across the country commit to writing a novel during the month of November, and many claim they have succeeded. I have mixed feelings about NaNoWriMo. I’ll admit it. I like anything that encourages writers to sit down and write….

2018 Writer’s Conference Contest Winners
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2018 Writer’s Conference Contest Winners

Congrats to everyone on their winning submissions to our 2018 Writer’s Conference!  Here is the list of winners, some of which have received contracts for publication!   Flash Fiction WINNER: Maeve Maddox, “Priorities” 1st Runner-Up: Storme Maynard, “Shooter” 2nd Runner-Up: Nancy Hartney, “One Clean Shot”   Poetry WINNER: Shari Heinrich, “Forever” 1st Runner-Up: Karen Jo…