Word by Word

Practical insights for writers

Still time to sign up for Fiction Masters workshop in Manzanita

Folks, there are several spaces available for Fiction Masters workshop in lovely Manzanita. Great way to spend a Saturday at the coast with like-minded writers. Here are the details: Fiction Mastery Crafting a novel is a long, difficult slog even for the most experienced writers. So many decisions and choices, so much fine tuning and […]

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Fiction Mastery workshop December 1 in beautiful Manzanita, OR

No matter where you’re at in your writing career, this workshop will give you insights that create a more nuanced, polished, and compelling story. And it takes place at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita, one of the most charming towns on the Oregon coast. You’ll find the details for payment and registration here.  Crafting a novel is a […]

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Join me at Comic Con February 21–the topic is villains

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Reminder: Making it in Changing Times on January 31

I feel renewed and excited about a spanking new year to cast my plans and dreams onto. How about you?  If you’re looking for advice on craft, blogging, and attracting an editor’s eye, this one-day conference is for you. It’s called Making it in Changing Times because the publishing landscape is ever changing and it’s […]

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