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Free is A Very Good Price

Okay, so you probably have to live in Portland and be old for that title to resonate with you.  But for many years, Tom Peterson, a local retailer who sold appliances, furniture and home electronics, used that slogan for his TV ads. It made him into a famous local personality. (And I have kindly provided […]

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Report From AWP 2014

If you were on Twitter this weekend, you probably saw #AWP14 trending.  If you were on Facebook, you no doubt noticed a lot of photos from Seattle (the Space Needle! Chihuly Glass! Pike Place Market!) and people quoting various writers.  And if you read last week's newsletter/most recent post, you know that I was one […]

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10 Ways to Connect With Other Writers

The crowd of writers probably will not be quite this rowdy. As you read this post, I will be attending the annual Associated Writer's Programs conference in Seattle, more commonly known as AWP.  Rumor has it that 11,000 writers will be there, though I'm a bit suspicious of that number.  (I've had numerous people, writers […]

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How to Build a Writing Community

Do you feel supported as a writer?  Do you have a writing buddy you can contact after you receive a rejection?  Someone you can talk to (or write to) when the novel just isn't going the way it should? Do you know other writers with whom you can talk shop? If not, you're missing out.  […]

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Writers Connecting

I have been away, not only from my home, but from my writing.  At least, I've been away from the writing writing part of writing, the actual putting words on paper part. But I've been doing a couple other activities of vital importance, the first being brainstorming and planning and the second being connecting with […]

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