Category Archives: Sunday Style

Sunday-ish Style: Encouraged by rejections

No, it’s not Sunday. Anywhere. But, here I am on Monday, putting my derriere in my chair to force myself to find something to write about. Sunday Style fits the bill, so we’re going to forget formalities this week. Sunday-ish … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Me but not me (yet)

The July/August issue of Writer’s Digest arrived in my mailbox earlier this week. One section I always enjoy is Breaking In where they highlight three new authors and how they…you guessed it…broke in. This month I was struck by how … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: A Writer’s Happiness

In a writing workshop I attended a few months ago the instructor talked about how at a romance writers convention those gathered joked that there should be a bowl of Prozac or Zoloft anti-depressant pills in the center of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Experience

This week Christina Katz’ newsletter, The Prosperous Writer, resonated with me. Again. Each week I find myself eagerly awaiting the arrival of this free, weekly newsletter in my e-mail inbox. (To subscribe, check out the top right corner of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Writing Fears

The last workshop in the series Bob Mayer taught at the Bellevue Library was an introduction to one of his longer workshops, the Warrior Writer. It’s a weekend-long workshop, so he only skimmed the surface in the two-hour session this … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Query Letters and Book Jackets

At the Bob Mayer workshop I attended on Tuesday, he suggested treating a query letter for one’s book as though it were the content for the book jacket. Inside front cover: that’s your one sentence that says it all about … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Beginnings

I’ve been following agent Mary Kole’s blog, Kidlit. Her focus is on children’s literature and at Kidlit, she offers tips, insight and even contests related to the craft of writing for children and young adults. Recently she had a contest … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Central Idea

I signed up for a five-week FREE series of workshops at the Bellevue Library with local author, Bob Mayer. The first session was on Tuesday and covered the original idea for a piece of writing. (Bob focuses on fiction, but … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Reign It In

At the beginning of the year, I set out some very specific writing goals for myself. I broke them into quarterly action items (oh, so corporate, I know) so that they would be more achievable. March 31 marks the end … Continue reading

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Sunday Style: Cultural Authenticity

Thanks to the invitation of a friend, I recently attended a meeting of the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. It was a great meeting, the topic of one presentation was Cultural Authenticity in … Continue reading

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