Why Do We Write?

August 26, 2015

WHY DO WE WRITE? Why write? Why do you write? Why do I write? My Grandmother’s, Sarah Delaplane Gossett, typewriter Whether you consider yourself to be an author or not, chances are that, at one time or another, you will write…something. Why write? It is therapeutic and inexpensive. How many activities share those two attributes? When I was in grade school, I wrote short scripts …

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Bestselling Author William Bernhardt

July 28, 2015

Bestselling author William Bernhardt has written more than thirty books, including the blockbuster Ben Kincaid series of novels, the historical novel Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness, currently being adapted into an NBC miniseries, a book of poetry (The White Bird), and a series of books on fiction writing. In addition, Bernhardt founded the Red Sneaker Writing Center in 2005, hosting writing workshops and small-group seminars and …

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Andrew Horton: Award-Winning Screenwriter

July 22, 2015

Award-winning screenwriter Dr. Andrew S. Horton, The Jeanne H. Smith Professor of Film & Media Studies, University of Oklahoma, taught me how to be a screenwriter. Andy’s films include Brad Pitt’s first feature film, THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN and the award winning Yugoslav film SOMETHING IN BETWEEN directed by Srdjan Karanovic. He has given screenwriting workshops around the world including Norway, Germany, England, the Czech Republic, Greece, New Zealand, Switzerland and throughout …

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What Makes a Great Writers Retreat?

July 14, 2015

What makes a great writers retreat? Is it the setting? The faculty? The writers? It is all of these and, perhaps, the synchronicity that occurs when you are blessed with an idyllic setting coupled with faculty and writers who are lovely—fun, generous, honest about their writing and yours….  The Texas Writers Retreat! As I reflect on the five days last August that I was privileged to share with …

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Chuck Sambuchino Interview

July 6, 2015
Lovely view, fantastic friends, writers making waves...writer waves!

I had the pleasure of hanging out with author and editor Chuck Sambuchino  of Writer’s Digest Books last summer at the first Texas Writing Retreat. Chuck edits the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS and the CHILDREN’S WRITER’S & ILLUSTRATOR’S MARKET. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog is one of the largest blogs in publishing. Chuck is a great guy–fun and entertaining. He also is a gifted author, editor, and …

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Welcome To Writer Waves

June 25, 2015

Welcome! Writer Waves is for writers, and it is also for everyone who loves to make waves! I love water. What is it about water? It soothes us, sustains us, drowns us, surrounds us…. Ocean blue is my favorite color. Need I elaborate? I learned to swim in the third grade over two weeks in Puerto Rico courtesy of Carlos the lifeguard, for whom I …

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