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Kickstarting my Art

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Recently, I got accepted to the Highlights Foundation Whole Novel Workshop for fantasy. I was thrilled. I’d been too timid to apply before, mostly considering the expense and time away from life’s duties. But my author friend Joni Sensel, who attended one of the workshops last year, strongly encouraged me to go for it. Her […]

Sacre Bleu! More than just art appreciation

Monday, April 9th, 2012

I saw Christopher Moore speak last Thursday at the Lake Forest Park Third Place Books. He was exactly who I hope he’d be. I know that sounds kinda weird, but sometimes the Author doesn’t match up with the author. Anyway, something he said rang like a bell in my head, so I’m going to take […]

Most Important Skills Needed for Writing

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Recently, I had the pleasure of doing a script reading for a friend playwright, and it struck me how invaluable that experience was for getting in the head of the characters. I had read the script a couple of times before our group practice, but it felt enormously different when I heard my own voice […]

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