A writers' conference can be intimidating, especially for those of us who have yet to publish our work. But it's well worth your time to maximize your experience. With that in mind, here are some Do's & Don'ts for attending a writers' conference.
"Be so good they can't ignore you." ~Steve Martin
Diabetes is a chronic condition that increases the risk for serious health problems for those saddled with the disease. Among the most common complications connected to diabetes are cardiovascular disease, neuropathy, retinopathy and depression. One of the lesser known conditions is trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis.
So. I teach my students there are four primary elements of storytelling: Character, Conflict, Plot, and Point of View. And I argue that perhaps the single most important element of storytelling is Character, because each of the other elements emerges from what an author does with Character. Lajos Egri, a Hungarian playwright and creative writing … Continue reading Three-Dimensional Character Building
The Miami Dolphins have a number of questions marks heading into training camp this month, but quarterback is not one of those. Sure, there might be questions about Ryan Tannehill’s health, but the starting job for the foreseeable future belongs to the sixth-year pro out of Texas A Read full article via Dolphins Position Preview: … Continue reading Dolphins Position Preview: Quarterback — Dolphins Wire
I find myself in a rut these days. It could be any number of things--the fact that I hate my job, the fact that I'm perpetually tired, just regular life getting in the way. I know what I want to do--what I want to write. I tell myself what I'm going to do--what I'm going … Continue reading Helping A Former Student
We're sort of in the dead center of awards season, you know with the Golden Globes having just passed and the SAG Awards and Writers' 'Guild Awards coming up, and whaddaya know--I'm getting an award, too! It turns out Blog Love does get returned, as I've been nominated as a Very Inspiring Blogger. Much Blog … Continue reading Very Inspiring Blogger Award