Around She Writes - January 10, 2012
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Mary Keating
January 2012
Written by
Mary Keating
January 2012

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Everyone needs an editor!

Added by Maria Murnane on January 3, 2012


How to survive terrifying and crippling self-doubt by Fiona Robyn

Added by Fiona Robyn on December 27, 2011


In the name of revision

Posted by Katie Checkley on January 8, 2012


Looking Back, Looking Forward

Added by Barbara Shallue on January 6, 2012


10 Reasons Not to Discuss Child Sexual Abuse in 2012

Added by Jill Starishevsky on December 26, 2011


Collective Voices Save Bookstore

Added by Rachel Aydt on January 9, 2012


Can a Tweet Change the World?

Added by Kathleen Sweeney on January 9, 2012


How do you stay motivated?

Posted by Jannette Eng on January 8, 2012


Introduce Yourself Here!

Posted by Candy Fite on August 18, 2011


10 Tips to a Happier 2012

Added by Jill Starishevsky on December 28, 2011



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On Writing


How to survive terrifying and crippling self-doubt by Fiona Robyn

As writers, we are all occasionally struck by the sudden fear that we are truly awful. We produce abominable work. We make dreadful decisions. We let ourselves and other people down.

This is certainly true for me as a writer (and in my general life). Sometimes I wonder how I’ve ever managed to…Continue

Added by Fiona Robyn on January 4, 2012 at 2:00pm


Turning Pages by Megan Taylor

When the lovely Fiona Robyn invited me here to talk about my writing, suggesting that I might discuss ‘looking back and looking forwards... about what you've learnt about writing during 2011 and how you'll use it during 2012’, I wasn’t sure how to begin.

Tumbling into 2012 (is it a helpless, headfirst reckless…Continue

Added by Fiona Robyn on January 6, 2012 at 5:38am


Writing Tip #17: Back to Writing a Decent Scene

As Brenda Miller writes in her book, Tell it Slant, scene is the backbone of creative nonfiction. There are exceptions but not many. Yet people are still under the misguided perception that creative nonfiction is actually a kind of free association journal writing exercise. No. Creative nonfiction means you lean into literature and use the tools of proper storytelling--scene being as important to your writing as a hammer…Continue

Added by Jennifer Lauck on January 9, 2012 at 11:54pm



On Publishing


Everyone needs an editor!

If you decide to independently publish, it's critical to have multiple sets of eyes review your work before pulling the trigger. I strongly recommend hiring a professional creative editor and a professional copy editor. If you don't have the budget for either, solicit input from friends, coworkers, or anyone else willing to help for nothing more than your gratitude and a signed copy of your book. (Be sure to include them in the…Continue

Added by Maria Murnane on January 3, 2012 at 9:22pm





The Manila Envelope seeks your writing and artwork submissions!

Hi, All:

Just started an online literary and art magazine, The Manila Envelope.  Check it out an submit your work!…Continue

Added by Cristina Querrer on January 7, 2012 at 5:30pm


Time Out For Writers – Super Faculty

The Faculty for the 20th Annual ANWA Conference to be held February 23 – 25th, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Mesa, is very exciting.  I hope many of my writing friends will be able to enjoy Time Out for Writers with us at the Mesa Hilton…Continue

Added by Margaret on January 8, 2012 at 6:30am


Join the 10 Jan. Global Writers Monthly Chat

Participants in this month’s National Travel Writers Month have a goal to submit, submit, and submit. But what if we don’t know all that many places to submit our work to? One place I’m submitting to comes from a recommendation the Global Writers group moderator Tracy Slater made a few months ago. She told me about a contest through Travelers Tales, a publisher of…Continue

Added by Nichole L. Reber on January 10, 2012 at 4:13pm


Reviews, Interviews and Giveaways


Lizzy Ford~Paranormal Author, Marketing Wizard~Interview & Giveaway

Lizzy is at my place giving some major insights on her first ‘God of Wars’ series book, Damian’s Oracle,  AND how she promotes and markets ebooks. Truly amazing info for any author and great books for any reader – visit her here:

See you there,

Kay Dee Royal…Continue

Added by Kay Dee Royal on January 4, 2012 at 4:34am


Interview with Author R. Lynn of Descendants

Blog, Interview with Author R. Lynn

Click on the link and see the full interview with this inspiring, captivating author.  Her imagination will amaze you!

Added by Evangheline Farcas on January 5, 2012 at 1:30pm


Mystery, short story, giveaway & more in new KRL issue

In the new issue of Kings River Life we have some great mystery fun. There's a mystery short story by J.R. Lindermuth
An interview with mystery author Alex Matthews, a review of her book "Healer's Heresy" featuring her therapist sleuth & a chance to win a copy of the book…Continue

Added by Lorie Ham on January 7, 2012 at 10:23am


Ciara Knight's The Curse of Gremdon ~ Interview & Giveaway

Ciara writes Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and YA Biopunk, a lot of it from her experiences at back-packing through Europe, visiting orphanages in China, and landing in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska. I’d say she’s definitely well-versed with creative influences ~ check out interview & giveaway details here:…Continue

Added by Kay Dee Royal on January 9, 2012 at 5:36am


Interview with Historical Fiction Author Kevin C. Mills

Book Give-Away January 9 - 16: To win Breakwater, leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. U.S. and Canada.
“Our path in life can be dictated by nature. We get caught in the current. We get tossed by the wind. We get swept up in the waves. Sometimes, we need a Breakwater.” –Kevin C. Mills
Breakwater is based loosely on the life of the author’s grandfather. He faced a great deal of adversity in his life but tried to persevere and maintain faithful to God. In…Continue

Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on January 9, 2012 at 9:30am


Interview with Artist Terry Dixon - Part 1

I'm delighted today to present Part 1 of a three-part interview with Chicago-based artist Terry Dixon.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 10, 2012 at 4:44am

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