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Deciding What to Write

A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea

A Session with Lynn Voedisch Writers often are besieged with that unanswerable question, “where do you get the ideas for your novels?” Most of the time, scriveners bury their heads and cry, “I don’t know. It just comes from my imagination.” However, the truth is that the germ of a novel almost always comes from […]

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Orchestrating Your Book Idea Into a Symphony

Orchestrating Your Book Idea Into a Symphony

A Session with Roger Bagg I once read that the average novel was geared toward an eighth-grade education level. I disagree. The comment is rather disparaging of eighth graders, in that many of them are reading some of the great classics of literature which are hardly dumbed down. What is true is that an author’s […]

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Determining Your Passion for Writing

Determining Your Passion for Writing

A Session with Emily Sue Harvey Why do you want to write?  For an aspiring writer, that’s a loaded question. And that’s my intention—to prod you to analyze the reasons. I’ve heard many answers to that through the years, from the passionate “I cannot not write” to the lackadaisical “it’s better than a nine-to-five job.” […]

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Why do you want to write?

Why do you want to write?

A Session with James LePore Why do you want to write?  To be a writer, you don’t have to be good. You don’t need to have any fancy tools. Whether you use a Macbook pro and markdown authoring tools, or a few pieces of paper and a decade old crayon, you are a writer. It’s […]

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