• Writing Matters: Hemmingway’s Iceberg Theory

    In this post, I want to look at how ideas about writing evolve and change from writer to writer. In his book, “Death in the Afternoon,” Ernest Hemingway spoke about what he called the “iceberg principle” or the “theory of omission,”he explains that:  “If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing […]

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  • Writing Matters: Our First Celebrity Interview: Myndi Shafer

    Hi everyone, I’m so thrilled to feature the amazing, talented, and delicious, Myndi Shaffer, who is launching her new book, “Shrilugh.” (prounced Shree-loo) Revenge’s sister Justice, sweet, Stands tall in her own courtroom, keeps A list of those who hold her dear, And those who falsely call to her While her dark sister whispers Evil […]

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  • Writing Matters: Hitting The 50,000 Word Wall

    Today’s post was inspired by Jennifer Lewis Oliver a member of my WANA class of last year, she posted that she felt stuck in her latest work, that she didn’t know what to do next. And when I participated in a fast draft with other writers, someone mentioned getting stuck at the 50,000 word mark. […]

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