Monthly Archives: November 2011

You, too, can have Pitch. Pitch On!

What’s in a word? Pitch. What thought or image comes to mind? It’s a simple word. A single syllable. Yet, pitch provides punch when it comes to meaning. Will you pitch a baseball? Or do the nautical pitch – the … Continue reading

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A Fly on an Agent’s wall

Do literary agents turn you into a perspiring, palm-sweating mess? Do you forget to breathe, or speak a mile a minute, or just read your notes when pitching to an agent? Do you wonder if they’re more god-like than human? … Continue reading

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You DON’T know what’s special about November 15th?

If you haven’t met John Riddle, let me introduce you. http://www.ilovetowriteday.org/ I Love to Write Day is his brainchild. He founded the day in 2002. Today, nine governors have officially proclaimed November 15 as I Love to Write Day in … Continue reading

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Home warms my heart

What is home? Where is home? Is it where you park the car and watch TV? Or someplace else? What words describe it? I’m feeling homesick for New Orleans. My poem, My No-Name Island Home was published in Coal City … Continue reading

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A Chat with author Amy Knupp

At the conference I attended last month, I overheard a writer say she’d looked at tons of author websites when developing her own. She expressed her disappointment at how many sites were incomplete, unrepresentative of the writer’s prose and even … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Greetings! November is here. Gold is twirling like a whirligig. As is red and orange. Crimson is somersaulting over the lawn. Brown is crunching under my feet. Slowly, green is disappearing. That’s the view out my back window and into … Continue reading

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