Adela Crandell Durkee
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"Really good ideas, Maria.  I like these same things, when I see them."
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"If one character is a winker another a giggler, that's one thing. It's hard from a writer's perspective, to know how many times to put a gesture in for the audience to get a a picture of the character.  That's why an editor…"
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Northwestern's Writing Chicago Conference

I’m still processing much of the information I learned at Northwestern’s Writing Chicago conference. Some mornings I wake up thinking about one thing or another that I learned. It’s a good feeling: I wake up fresh, rejuvenated, inspired and ready to go. I took the train into Chicago before walking the three miles to the…See More
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Adela Crandell Durkee commented on the blog post 'Grammergency #16: Authors’ Top Ten Misused Phrases'
"Love this post.   What about, "The argument is mute."  Should be "the argument is moot.""
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"Thank you!  This is just the clarification I needed.  My book is Fiction/YA/historical.  Or is it YA/Fiction/historical? Now I know. Or at least I have a better feel."
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"A "grammar snob" worked for me, when I was VP of Quality.  She'd send corrections to VP of R&D.  Grammar/spelling errors drove her mad.  She felt poor VPR&D had no credibility because he didn't know when to…"
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Who I am:
http://www.oncealittlegirl.wordpress.com
http://www.theblacktortoise.com
twitter: blacktortoise
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
The Fable of Little Surrti, published in an anthology, Mosaic
Media outlets that I currently write for:
Editor of ASQ-NEI-1212 newsletter (a professional association)
syndicated on BlogHer.com
syndicated on About.com
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Journalism, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
I have reviewed books in conjunction with interviewing authors.
Services I offer to other writers:
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My professional associations:
ASQ, RAPS

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Northwestern's Writing Chicago Conference

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 1:37pm 0 Comments



I’m still processing much of the information I learned at Northwestern’s Writing Chicago conference. Some mornings I wake up thinking about one thing or another that I learned. It’s a good feeling: I wake up fresh, rejuvenated, inspired and ready to go.

 

I took the train into Chicago…

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At 4:52pm on February 16, 2015, Brooke Warner said…

Thanks for the kind note, Adela!

At 8:49am on March 21, 2012, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Adela, We're delighted to have you in the novelist group! You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. We save the wall for discussion, so please refrain from linking to blog posts there, but do add them in the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread.

And we do a live chat on Fridays at 3EST; instructions on how to participate are in the "Our Water Cooler Wednesdays" box near the top of the group page.

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize

At 4:21am on June 27, 2011, Kimberly Sullivan said…
Yay!  You're here!
At 6:27am on June 21, 2011, Marilyn Fried said…

Adela,

I don't think I will be able to make the lunch on the 29th.  My husband is job hunting and we are likely to be traveling.  There are other people who live north of Chicago so you should be able to connect to someone.

 

 

At 5:42am on June 14, 2011, Marilyn Fried said…
We can meet further north if you want.  We'll see if anyone else shows up. Last year, someone from Wisc came to join the Evanston group lunch.  I'm trying to remember who all came last year.
At 11:56am on June 12, 2011, Marilyn Fried said…
I don't know how far you are from Evanston, but last year a group of us met up at the Blind Faith Cafe on Dempster.
At 11:15am on May 3, 2011, Jennifer Groepl said…

Thanks for the friend request, Adela. I tried to post my concerns about self-promotion to the discussion wall, but think I managed a private message to everyone instead. Thanks for responding. I'll try the discussion board again.

 

Good luck with the technical writing course too! :-)

At 9:41am on January 21, 2011, Padmavani Karkera said…

You will do it today Gloria. All power to you :)

Cheers!

Padmavani

My Ghost Anchor and the Deep Blue Sea

At 9:35am on May 12, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
>trying not to use SheWrites.com as a diversion from MeWriting, for real!

Ha! There is definitely that danger.
At 8:10pm on May 11, 2010, Julie Jeffs said…
Hi Adela,

Welcome to the Bloggers Let’s Make it Work group! So glad you are here. Please visit the discussion New Members Visit Here First, tell us about your blog so we can list it on the members blog index.

I hope you will find, as I did, a great sense of community, loads of information and resources, and an incredible amount of talent.

Jump in on ongoing discussions or start one if there is an issue you would like to discuss.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Look forward to reading your posts.

Warm regards,
Julie Jeffs
Beginning a Life at 50
 
 
 

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