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August Interviews

8/5 Lucy Burdette, The Key Lime Crime

8/12 Maggie Toussaint, All Done With It

8/19 Julie Mulhern, Killer Queen

8/26 Debra Goldstein, Three Treats Too Many


August Guest Bloggers


8/8 Leslie Wheeler

8/15 Jean Rabe


August Interviews

8/22 Kait Carson

8/29 WWK Authors--What We're Reading Now













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Congratulations to our two Silver Falchion Finalists Connie Berry and Debra Goldstein!


Paula Gail Benson's "Cosway's Confidence" placed second and Debra Goldstein's "Wabbit's Carat" received Honorable Mention in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2020 short story contest. Congratulations, Paula and Debra!


Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.


KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.


Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!


Look Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."


Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, was released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here from April 29th.


Annette Dashofy's 10th Zoe Chambers mystery, Til Death, will be released on June 16th. Look for the interview here on June 17.


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Sunday, May 3, 2015

A bunch of writers walk into a room…


By the time this blog goes live, I will be headed back from the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Inc. Conference in Oklahoma City. I’m on the faculty for the conference and speaking in three sessions—on self-editing, dialogue and creating atmosphere (they had way cooler titles than this, just sayin’).

Obviously, as I write this, I have no idea how it went—if my PowerPoint worked, if I ended up with an impossible question, if I passed out in front of a room full of people.

You know, the usual.

Like most writers, I prefer to hide behind the printed word, not actually say anything out loud. 

Especially to a bunch of my peers. But, I’m getting better. And mostly, I want to brave my nerves just for the fact that if any of the information I have to share helps another writer, it will be worth it.

What’s the most useful piece of information you’ve picked up at a conference, workshop or writers’ meeting?

5 comments:

Jim Jackson said...

Sarah -- I hope it went well.

I have received much wonderful advice, but the one that is more important than the others is to persevere.

~ Jim

Warren Bull said...

Read and follow submission rules.

Kara Cerise said...

I hope your presentations went well, Sarah!

One piece of advice that has stayed with me is to write the story you most want to read.

Sarah Henning said...

Great advice, folks! It did go well. People seemed interested in what I had to say and I didn't publicly vomit, so it was most definitely a win:)

KM Rockwood said...

I hope the conference went well. I was at Malice Domestic this last weekend. Even though I wasn't at the conference you helped organize, thank you on behalf of all writers (and readers) Without the selfless efforts of all the volunteers, these events would not happen. And they are so meaningful to writers, who by the very nature of our work, are solitary creatures.

The piece of advice that comes to mind is that, when things seem to be going poorly, keep on writing. You can always revise & improve poor writing, but you can't do that with a blank piece of paper. Or screen.