Posts Tagged "Reading"

I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends by Pearl Allard

I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends by Pearl Allard

By on May 3, 2017 in Blog | 9 comments

It all started on page one hundred and fifty. In Stephen King’s memoir On Writing he advocates four to six hours a day of reading and writing. As an aspiring writer, I want to emulate the professionals. This could help me be a real writer. I flipped open my laptop to a blank spreadsheet determined to cram in as much of those four to six hours I could into my...

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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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