Category Archives: Words in the Woods

Summer Slacking Ends Here!

The summer slacker has officially taken over, keeping me away from the blog (and grown-up responsibilities) for almost a month.  Where has the time gone?  My family has been busy celebrating the 4th of July, camping, and taking every opportunity … Continue reading

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Words by the Lake

Once again I made my annual trek to Villa Maria for a writing weekend.  This time the event was unscripted, a quiet time for authors to write away from their families, friends, and every day obligations.  Sure, there were great … Continue reading

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First Kiss

I recently participated in a great group writing exercise at Words in the Woods (and I promise this will be my last blog post about that amazing event).  The rules were simple: 1)      Must be exactly 250 words 2)      Must … Continue reading

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Words in the Woods 2012

For those Illinois Children’s Writers who haven’t been to the Words in the Woods Retreat, you need to go.  This year was the intensive schedule of speakers, critique groups, and social activities.  Next year will be the quieter retreat, more … Continue reading

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Nature Inspiration

Growing up, I was a total bookworm and not exactly an outdoorsy kind of girl.  Shocking, I know.  But my parents did their best to rip the novels from my clutches and drag me along with them for hiking, biking, … Continue reading

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