Posts Tagged "Reading"

Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

By on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

A lover of all things fiction, I spent my childhood reading and writing. After getting a degree in English, however, books had lost much of their appeal, and it never occurred to me to write again. Instead, I pursued a career in hospitality. Then my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We’d been married less than a year. We were still figuring out how to function as a...

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Books that Inspired Me! by Patricia Robertson

Books that Inspired Me! by Patricia Robertson

By on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Growing up, I devoured books. I remember summers riding back and forth to the library three times a week with my basket filled with books. I would read one, finish it, then pick up another one, much like a chocaholic going through a box of candy. I hardly stopped to relish one before beginning another. In high school, I moved on to the classics, much harder to rush....

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Call for Submissions: Reading Fuels Me

Call for Submissions: Reading Fuels Me

By on Jan 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

We heard it at least a thousand times when we were kids: eat your veggies so you grow up to be a strong and healthy adult. Right? And now that we’re grown up writers, we hear this: read good writing so you grow up to be a strong and healthy writer. So, we want to know. How does reading fuel your writing life? How has it made you grow? Is there one book in...

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The Classics by Tracy Groot

The Classics by Tracy Groot

By on Sep 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Not only is Tracy Groot an award winning author, she is also one of the reasons we have Breathe! She’s a founding member and an essential part of what makes our conference rich and inspiring. At this year’s conference, she’ll lead a breakout session titled The Triquetra: Character, Plot, and Voice. She’s also leading a lunch forum called On...

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3 Reasons to Take Reading Risks by Susie Finkbeiner

3 Reasons to Take Reading Risks by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Aug 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s easy to get into a reading rut. Right? Often we stick with one author or genre or section of the bookstore, gravitating toward what we know.  It’s safe. There’s no risk involved. We know we’ll enjoy ourselves. I mean, it’s not wrong, reading safely. In fact, it’s completely fine! Reading the familiar is like going home,...

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