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Top Drawer News — Poetry

Are you a poet? Cherie Burbach at WorkingWritersandBloggers.com is, and she’s not only willing to share her poetry, she’s happy to share yours! Click on over to her site and send her a message. She’s wonderful to work with–and an excellent poet. While you’re there, have a look at the poem we shared.   *** You might also like these posts…

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Essays

Essay — New Story Buzz

Getting published is always a thrill, and this month Going Where You Look, written under my writing partner’s byline, will be one of the essays featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers. We’ve come a long way since we decided to write together. At first there were enough rejection slips to block out Carpenter Country’s sun. But…

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Essay — The Envelope, Please

This year the Academy Awards will air on February 24—and wouldn’t it be nice to be in the audience. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to attend a glitzy Hollywood red-carpet event like the Emmys or the Oscars. My writing partner and I plan to find out as soon as our novel, The SkyHorse, becomes a hit movie.…

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Essay — October Haunting

In a few more months, 2012 will be over, and so far this has been a busy year for my writing partner and me. Our first published novel, The SkyHorse, debuted in March, and we’ve been doing almost non-stop publicity ever since. Between writing blogs and answering interview questions (a job my partner is much better at than I am),…

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Essay — The Publicity Tour

Our young adult e-novel, The SkyHorse, has been on the market for almost a month and while being published has been thrilling, exciting, and wonderful–it’s also been demanding. Before going public entered the picture, I thought coming up with a new scene for every other chapter in our book was tough. Actually, that was the fun part. The hard work started right after…

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Essay — Story Time

Well, it’s the middle of June. The flower gardens are all planted and blooming nicely. The new pickup truck is running like a champ. Ditto the Hermle clock. Even the bluebird eggs have hatched safely and the fledglings have flown away. At the moment no trips are planned and there isn’t even a holiday or a birthday on the horizon.…

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Self Defeat

Ah, to be a best selling mystery novelist. Here in Carpenter Country, that’s been a goal on the short one’s wish list for quite awhile. She has lots of ideas. A closet filled with scary characters waiting to be outed. She knows her opening paragraph needs to deliver a punch-boom-wham to engage the reader. Each chapter has to have a certain rhythm to carry it…

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Writers and Editors

Writers and editors occasionally dislike each other. Why? Because an editor is a person who can revise everything a writer has slaved over for weeks. Here in Carpenter Country, the short one always thought being an editor would be more fun than being a writer. Last week when the guy who shares her space decided he needed a letter revised she got her chance…

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