This Weekend I Shall Wear Makeup, because, DFWCon!

This Weekend I Shall Wear Makeup, because, DFWCon!

Be a writer they said. You don’t have to wash your hair, put on makeup, and leave your dogs, they said. But they didn’t say anything about writers’ conferences. I’m not complaining. In fact, I can’t wait. DFWCon is an amazing conference for writers at every stage of their career, from just beginning to best seller. I will be at DFWCon speaking on these topics: Writing With Passion is More than Opening a Vein Forget...

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I’m speaking at DFWCon: The Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Conference, June 10-11

I’m speaking at DFWCon: The Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Conference, June 10-11

I’m not the guest of honor, though. Brace yourself for the guest of honor.   Yes, Scott Westerfeld. That Scott Westerfeld. Scott. Freaking. Westerfeld. He is known for so many fabulous series. Uglies was the first I read. It was one of those rare-for-me instances of getting caught up in a contemporary science fiction fantasy instead of something historical. Uglies is yet another YA post-apocalyptic dystopian series, but what a hella...

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Sending Vibes of Envy and Good Will to Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend 2018

Sending Vibes of Envy and Good Will to Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend 2018

A few years ago I was at the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend to see Pat Conroy, who loved the Pulpwood Queens and visited them whenever he could, may he RIP. It’s a rollicking good time where [mostly] women celebrate their love of reading and books. It inspired one of his last books, My Reading Life. He returned to launch the book at Girlfriends Weekend a year or two later. This year’s theme is Bohemian Rhapsody! Oh, to be...

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I’m invited to speak on my favorite subject: Writing With Passion*!

I’m invited to speak on my favorite subject: Writing With Passion*!

My apologies to subscribers who received notification of two password-protected blog entries earlier today. They will be part of my presentation in Tyler, TX next Saturday. Maybe I’ll open them up later if anybody is interested!   East Texas Writers Guild 14th Annual Summer Conference KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL WRITING Mystery, First Draft, Emotion, Drama, Humor Saturday, July 15  *  9:00 am – 4:00 pm Tyler Junior College – West Campus – 1530 S...

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Five Hamlets Expanded

Five Hamlets Expanded

This post was created to supplement a writing workshop. “To be or not to be” From The Groundling’s Guide to Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Hilary J Kovar, Ph.D The status of Hamlet’s most famous speech is tricky.   If Hamlet knows (or even suspects) that Claudius and Polonius (or their agents) are spying on him, this is a monologue that pretends to be a soliloquy, and its representation of Hamlet’s “inner thoughts” is a matter of...

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