What to Look for in a Writing Workshop

- by Elaine Isaak

It seems that new writing workshops crop up every day–at least every week!  There are bootcamps, retreats, on-line seminars, master’s degrees and certificates, summer-long sessions, and local weekly events run by the only person in town who has tried to sell a book. A google search on writing workshops brings back over eleven million results.  […]

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Researching the Amish

- by Charlotte Hubbard

While I had written a series of faith-and-family stories before I wrote ABBY FINDS HER CALLING, taking on a whole new genre about a culture who prefers to remain removed from worldly things (such as fiction!) requires fresh research, different methods—and, most definitely, on-site, hands-on experience among Amish folks. While, yes, the Internet provides a […]

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Critiquing: The Big Picture

- by Elaine Isaak

There’s a great movie called “The Creator” with Peter O’Toole as this rather wacky professor taking on a grad student to help him clone his dead wife.  He claims all of the student’s time, and marks him down as receiving his education in, “The Big Picture.” I was reminded of this lately when looking at […]

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A Modest Proposal to Improve World Sanity

- by Patricia McLinn

This is a serious proposal. I propose that one day a month be designated as worldwide Update Day.  On that day, every software for every program for every gadget will do their updates for the month. This includes operating systems, internet providers, web browsers, apps, mobile phone networks, cable systems, firewalls, spyware protectors, adware protectors, […]

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