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The One Thing I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the Writing Life

July 20th, 2010

A week from tomorrow, July 28 at 5:30 p.m., I’m going to be speaking on the above topic to the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers at the Marriott Old Town Hotel in (where else?) Scottsdale, AZ. Check out the details on my “Events” page. I asked other authors what they wish they had known before embarking on a writing career, did some reading, pondered my own experience, and in the end wished there only was one thing. I did come up with what I think is the most important thing I’ve learned over the past decade, and I promise it isn’t what you think it is.
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The newest Alafair Tucker novel, Crying Blood, is at the printer. I’ve seen a couple of prospective covers, and I’m going to try and use my newfound picture-posting skills to try and post them here, Dear Reader. The publisher has sent me another couple since these came, and I think I’ve chosen the one I like best – it’s a variation on one of these. Any opinions on which is better? Click on the image to make it bigger

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Also, Don’s new book of poetry, The Road, has hit the shelves, so to speak. It contains some 54 poems, most of which were published first in small poetry magazines before Don was approached by Bellowing Ark Press to do a collection. It’s really interesting to me how personal they are and how they reflect what has happened over the course of a lifetime. Of course, I often can tell exactly what was going on in our lives at the time the poem was written. I find them quite affecting. You can order the book by clicking here.

One Response to “The One Thing I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the Writing Life”

  1. Carolyn

    Hi Donis — Definitely the picture looking at the house from the wall of the barn(?). For me the other one isn’t as noticeable. Cheers, Carolyn

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