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Writing about Writing

Woman Thinking

For years, people in my classes at writers’ conferences have been asking me to write a book about writing.  It is something I’ve always intended to do, but I never seemed to have the time to sit down and plan out an entire book about writing–after all, there are SO MANY writing books on the…

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Writing Work Habits, by request

Praying at Computer

So you want to write? To borrow a phrase from a popular shoe company, just do it. But make sure you look at your life and set realistic goals first. Consider your family. I prayed so long and worked so long to have kids that I didn’t want to give up one minute with them until I…

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Know a Young Writer?

Writing+Letter2

Know someone who loves to write?  I am excited to announce that Bill Myers and I will be teaching at a Young Writer’s Conference in Columbia, Missouri on July 25-26.  You can find details about this event, including a registration page, here.   This two-day conference is open to anyone interested in writing from grades…

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Know a Young Writer?

Know a Young Writer?

Know someone who loves to write?  I am excited to announce that Bill Myers and I will be teaching at a Young Writer’s Conference in Columbia, Missouri on July 25-26.  You can find details about this event, including a registration page, here.   This two-day conference is open to anyone interested in writing from grades…

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Contest for Young Writers

Bear+with+Book

I am often asked where young writers can get their work published.  While I’m not up on the regular magazines that feature work by young people, I have learned about a new contest for young writers in three age categories:  6-9, 10-13, and 14-19.  The winners in each category will receive $15,000 for college (wow!),…

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Contest for Young Writers

Contest for Young Writers

I am often asked where young writers can get their work published.  While I’m not up on the regular magazines that feature work by young people, I have learned about a new contest for young writers in three age categories:  6-9, 10-13, and 14-19.  The winners in each category will receive $15,000 for college (wow!),…

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