Archive for November, 2011

The Do-Over

The Do-Over

By Ada Brownell

“Try again.”

These words on the inside of a soda cap that mean I didn’t win are similar to rejections a writer receives. Sometimes I need to try a different market—but I discovered I can make another attempt with the same magazine, with almost the same article.

Last week, I studied a new market and wrote a piece I thought was a perfect fit. Not so. The rejection flew back in a couple of days. [...]

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Are You NaNoing?

Tuesday, November 1 started a writing frenzy for several FaithWriters, and even more writers. Just FYI? I’m one of them (for the very first time).

For the last dozen years, folks from across the world have been setting out to write 50,000 words in thirty days – specifically, the 30 days of November. It’s a crazy goal, but who said writers weren’t crazy? Introducing: National Novel Writing Month – or NaNoWriMo. (Click here for the official NaNoWriMo website)

I don’t  know about [...]

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Setting:More Than A Place (part 2)

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SETTING: MORE THAN A PLACE (part 2)
By Gail Gaymer Martin

Finding the Right Setting
Every location can provide the perfect backdrop for certain stories—large cities and small towns, the wintry cold of Minnesota or the sandy beaches of Jamaica. The author must select the location that will best advance the story. Readers are drawn to exotic places and foreign countries but an author can write a better novel if he or [...]

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