Archive | April, 2010

A Writer’s Experience at the NCPA Conference

The NCPA Conference, “A Publishing and Writing Odyssey” was held on Saturday, April 24th in Sacramento.  This daylong conference was an opportunity for emerging and established authors and publishers to learn firsthand from experts in the field.  One of our members, Jamie McAdams,  was able to attend and describes her experience: I had an amazing experience […]

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April is Script Frenzy Month!!

There’s nothing to get you writing quickly than a good ol’ writing competition. So, in April, the people who brought you NaNoWriMo in November are bringing you Script Frenzy, where the goal is to write one hundred pages of scripted material in the thirty days of April. This includes screen plays, stage plays, TV shows, […]

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Revisions: Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Finishing a novel is one of the best feelings in the world. After so many thousands of words and  character developments – it’s over. Sweet bliss.(Until two weeks later and even you’re sick of all those SNL reruns.) Now you have to get down to business.  Roll up your sleeves and throw down the gauntlet, […]

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On Songwriting

Writing a song is unlike any other writing that I have experienced. To me, songwriting is like letting all your emotions out in measures. It puts a tune to your feelings, a melody to your troubles. It’s how I get my problems out. Although your first songs may not be good, they tend to get […]

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