BDN Archive – Being Ready to be Published – Notes from Daniela Rapp

This post first appeared at blackanddarknight.wordpress.com on December 4, 2012.Being Ready to be Published - Notes from a Daniela Rapp workshop | RebekahLoper.com

Back in October [2012], I attended the Ozark Creative Writers Conference.  Daniela Rapp, an editor with St. Martin’s Press, spoke there.  While she represents mostly genres that I don’t even think about writing, she gave a very good workshop on the basics of publishing – things that apply no matter what you’re writing.

This post is compiled from my notes of that workshop.  Continue reading “BDN Archive – Being Ready to be Published – Notes from Daniela Rapp”

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BDN Archive – Keep Your Heart – Devotional

This post first appeared blackanddarknight.wordpress.com on January 15, 2012.

Keep your heart with all diligence
For out of it spring the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23 NKJV

What does it mean to “keep your heart with all diligence?”

Perhaps first we need to know what it means that “out of it spring the issues of life.”

Continue reading “BDN Archive – Keep Your Heart – Devotional”

Am I Really Supposed to Write? – (Bonus Post) – The Evolution of a Writer: The Middle Years

I’ve written a surprise final installment for the Evolution of a Writer: The Middle Years series on the Rabid Rainbow Ferret Society blog, dealing with a lot of the doubts and hesitance I’ve been feeling about writing lately. And not just writing fiction, but about blogging.

Don’t worry – I’m not giving up either writing or blogging, but just shifting my focus, as everyone needs to do at some point in their life.

I’m making a lot of decisions that are still works in progress, but don’t worry, you’ll hear about them. In the meantime, you can read more on the RRFS blog…