Collaborative Duo Share their First Experience

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First times hold a special place in any writers’ heart. The first time they finish a novel, the first time they see it in print, first five-star review, first fan letter—first royalty check. Writers tend to remember these firsts, and more, with great reverence. As most of you know the…

Soft… with Potential

Over a period of six weeks, I watched “The Island,” a survivor-style show hosted by Bear Grylls. It’s always fun to read the comments section of sites like Hulu.com for the array of snark, humor, and armchair analysis. One recurring complaint was that the show had some scripted material. Also, I couldn’t help but agree… Continue reading Soft… with Potential

Nature Disconnect and the Handshake Deal

By choosing to live in an urban area, I am disconnected from nature. Often achingly so. While I can step outside into my yard and enjoy the benefit of grass, trees, flowers, the calls and songs of birds, and a view of the sky overhead, it’s only a stop-gap connection. I can still see, hear,… Continue reading Nature Disconnect and the Handshake Deal

What Seeds May Lie in Dreams: An Interview

In this interview, I talked with Sandra R. Campbell, author of The Butterfly Harvest and Dark Migration, about her just-released novel, The Dead Days Journal. Prepare to enter a radically-upended world… (Excerpt included at the end) How would you describe The Dead Days Journal?  The Dead Days is tragic tale of fear, family and love: a… Continue reading What Seeds May Lie in Dreams: An Interview

Author Takes on Alzheimer’s Disease in Debut Novel

I introduce to you Ellen Smith, debut author of Reluctant Cassandra. I had the opportunity for an advance read, and it is an intriguing story (and includes a cute dog!) that I thoroughly enjoyed. Ellen takes on big issues, drilling down to what they mean on a very personal level. Here’s more: What is Reluctant Cassandra… Continue reading Author Takes on Alzheimer’s Disease in Debut Novel

Don’t Let Creativity Die with the Wrong Writers’ Conference

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Writers’ conferences are important for new and seasoned writers trying to find their way. You invest with time and money, hoping for inspiration to keep you going. This is a conversation about how the wrong conference can affect your productivity—throw off your writing and dampen your spirit. ? ? S: So, we’ve…

W.I.N.O. – Raise a Glass

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Everyone knows writers like wine. In fact, most artists have some sort of creative vice. For the Waterfront Writers team, those vices also include caffeine and exercise. Nothing breaks through writers block like an hour of physical exertion. But wine is still their first go-to, or at least it is…