NEWLY Revised Book Event Schedule for Straight River (as of 2/27/19)

Straight River

 Event Schedule for Straight River (subject to change and updating) THU, Feb. 28, 2019. Official Book Launch Celebration. 4-6 p.m. at Central Park Coffee, 113 N. Cedar, Owatonna MN SAT, Mar. 2, 2019. 10 am- NOON. Little Professor Book Center, 110 Continue reading NEWLY Revised Book Event Schedule for Straight River (as of 2/27/19)

Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

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Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

This is What Motivates Me the Most to Write (the Happy News) Exciting News I’ll be attending the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute (UWWI) conference in Madison, WI next month. That in itself is not earthshaking, although it’s a great Continue reading Happy News, Exciting News, and Notes

The Laugh of the Day for Anyone Who Has Ever Flown on a Commercial Airline

I was going to write about the 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison Writers’ Institute I attended this weekend, but my mom sent me this and I just had to share it. I’ll save the UWWI post for later.

Book Review: Lucy in the Sky by John Vorhaus

I had the pleasure of taking three writing workshops from John Vorhaus at the recent University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute (UWWI) in Madison. John is brilliantly funny and taught us much about comedy and voice and how to put them into our writing. Continue reading Book Review: Lucy in the Sky by John Vorhaus

Thoughts on a Recent Writers’ Conference

I just returned from the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute conference in Madison, WI over the past weekend. This was my second year attending. I went back for three reasons: First, I got great value for what I spent in Continue reading Thoughts on a Recent Writers’ Conference

Random Thoughts

It’s been an interesting month and will soon get “interestinger” next month. Gorgeous Wife and I took a trip to Arizona to visit the Sedona area and then drive down to Green Valley to visit my Dad, his wife, and Continue reading Random Thoughts

Impressions of “A Weekend with your Novel” workshop

I attended an excellent workshop at the University of Wisconsin last weekend with the aforementioned title. Designed to give you a jump-start on your work no matter what stage of creation you are at—just starting, ready to publish, or somewhere in Continue reading Impressions of “A Weekend with your Novel” workshop

More “I wish I had known that before I wrote 100,000 words”

Reflecting further on the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute I attended in early April, another workshop that made an impression on me provided a second “I wish I had known that before I wrote 100,000 words” moment. Angela Rydell did an excellent Continue reading More “I wish I had known that before I wrote 100,000 words”

I wish I had known that before I wrote 100,000 words

Writing is a journey of discovery, self-actualization, revelation, and I’m sure a bunch of other stuff to a bunch of other writers. For me, who comes to the craft relatively late in life and without formal training (i.e. – English Continue reading I wish I had known that before I wrote 100,000 words