Back to Work

Back to Work

Today marks the end of my sabbatical and I’m back to work. Also known as parental leave. I am coming back to over 1000 emails (and it’s still updating), multiple job changes in my store, and a lot of books […]

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Ink Links Roundup – Insight, Writing Fears, Revision

Ink Links Roundup – Insight, Writing Fears, Revision

This short and sweet interview with David Sedaris provides important nuggets for writers! Kate loves Kiini Ibura Salaam’s post on writing fears and why we should delve deep and tell more. It was part of Kiini’s workshop on Writing What […]

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Deep in the Sirens Nest

Deep in the Sirens Nest

I am writing this post from Avon, Colorado at the Sirens Studio component of Sirens. And I’m feeling at peace. I mean, minus the slight headache from altitude sickness (definitely not as bad as other people are experiencing coming from […]

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Ink Links Roundup – Phillip Pullman, Protecting Creativity, and Self-Pub Stats

Ink Links Roundup – Phillip Pullman, Protecting Creativity, and Self-Pub Stats

Philip Pullman: Rules of writing from man behind His Dark Materials 6. Write for yourself When you’re writing, you have to please yourself because there’s no-one else there initially. But the book doesn’t fully exist until it’s been read. The […]

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Writing Conference Prep

Writing Conference Prep

I am nearing the end of my sabbatical/parental leave and am working on getting on all the writing conference prep for my final time-off hurrah: Sirens Conference. Sirens is where my writing heart lives most of the year. I’m looking […]

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Ink Links Roundup – Endings, Magic, and Death by Emails

Ink Links Roundup – Endings, Magic, and Death by Emails

While reading through this list of story-ending-possibilities, Elisa was reminded that she does not excel at endings. And that’s likely why her manuscripts currently sit unfinished. She’s keeping this link handy. Kate loves this article: “Fantasy is the Realm of […]

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