Tag Archives: Midwest Writers Workshop

Small Press Publishers

Have you ever thought of publishing with a small, independent publisher? I recently attended the Indiana Writers Consortium’s first writing conference a couple of weeks ago. If you’ve been following my blog, you know I LOVE writers conferences. I always learn … Continue reading

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Top 5 TakeAways From A Writer’s Workshop

         Image by Tori Cat from Creative Commons This past weekend I attended my third consecutive Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University. This year, we were taught by the likes of William Kent Krueger, Jess Lourey, Jane Friedman, Erik Deckers and … Continue reading

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The Break-Up: Why Part Ways With a Critique Group

The time has come for me to say goodbye to one of my critique groups. Not because I’ve landed that multi-million dollar book deal (I wish!). Not because I’ve moved. And not because it is disbanding. I’ve just come to … Continue reading

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The Little Writer That Could

Well, it’s 2014. Time to make new writing goals. I spent last year conferencing, writing, participating in critique groups, pitching to an agent, sending out query letters and racking up rejection letters. But it wasn’t all bad.

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Well, it finally happened. Got the email justifying all those hours I’ve spent hunched over a computer, banging out stories I hope someone other than me will like.  The email that says, “Congratulations. Your submission has been accepted…”

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Ten Thousand Words

I have one unpublished manuscript completed. It’s called Striving After Wind, an historical fiction piece that tells how an ex-slave woman’s tragic relationship with a white game warden and a wealthy couple complicates her ability to leave northwest Indiana for the family she’s always … Continue reading

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A Time to Write

Last weekend, I attended a meeting of the Indiana chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association (ACFW) in Merrillville, Indiana. There I met John Faubion, a writer of Christian suspense. His first novel, Friend Me, is scheduled for publication … Continue reading

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