Category Archives: award-winning author

Canopus Award Finalist

Maybe you can’t feel the sense of delight I got last week when I was notified that my novella, STARS THAT MAKE DARK HEAVEN LIGHT has been named a finalist in the very first 100 Year Starship Canopus Awards for … Continue reading

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Having Written Feels Better Than Anything

Dorothy Parker once said, “I hate writing, I love having written.” I don’t hate writing, but this week has certainly proven to me that having written feels better than (almost) anything. I completed the arguably final revisions to my thriller … Continue reading

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The Land of Writers

I’m back from the Land of Writers, better known as Lincoln City, Oregon, where I spent the last 8 days attending an Anthology Workshop with some of the most amazing writers and editors imaginable.  Hosted by Dean Wesley Smith and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Anthologies, authors, award-winning author, Brenda Carre, Dean Wesley Smith, editor, editors, Fiction River, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, rejection, Sharon Joss, submission, the road to publication, voice, writers, writers conference, writers workshop | 2 Comments

The Joy of Having Written

I finished editing the final six chapters on AURUM today.  I’m done.  Finished, Finito. This is my fourth completed novel.  The joy and lightness of spirit that comes with having written is a high I’ve now experienced four times, but … Continue reading

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Seven Fundamental Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Writer (So Far)

When I first started writing, my only goal was to write a novel, get an agent, and get it published. The way I figured things then, was that I’d gotten decent grades in my English classes in school, and I’d done plenty of writing … Continue reading

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Brainaerobics

I took a 2-day writing class this week;  Dave Farland’s Write That Novel workshop.  He’s an award-winning, NY Times best-selling author, and has written  more than 50 science fiction and fantasy books.  Not only that, but he’s taught writing at … Continue reading

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