John McCarthy

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Mar 01

Editor’s Note: Writing isn’t the Difficult Step

So far this year, Deadwood Writers members have been actively publishing books and articles for a wider audience. Here are the books: Wendi Knape – HOT BLACKTOP: A Hot Blacktop Novella – January 10, 2017 Edited by Phil Rosette and Logan French Phil Rosette – Seoul Legacy, The Orphan’s Flu – June 1, 2009 (Reprint: February 26, …

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Jan 01

2017 Writer’s New Year and Resolutions

2016 was another good year for the Deadwood Writers. More members are publishing on this site as well as, and perhaps more importantly, are publishing commercially. Diana Hirsch, Jon Reed, and Wendi Knape have published works that show range and depth of quality. Wendi’s book, Hot Blacktop becomes available on January 10. Check out their …

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Oct 01

Editor’s Log: Challenges mean Opportunities

The Deadwood Writers is about to celebrate 14 years of existence. The group was founded as part of one person’s college course assignment in 2002. At the time that the facilitator role was passed on to me there were approximately five members. We met in the Barnes and Noble (BN) in Northville, near the back …

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Sep 01

Editor’s Log: Writing and Fantasy Football

In the United States it’s football (not the soccer version) season. The final preseason games are played and the first games of the season start in a week. As the coaching staff and players get ready for the season, the millions of leagues are ramping up with drafts and strategies for the season launch. As …

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Aug 01

Editor Log – Finding the Zen of the Flow of Writing

Every writer hears the voices. Whispers in their mind that offer encouragements and distractions. The voices are extensions of ourselves that drive us into the writing or place obstacles in our way. Writing is like working out. It’s a muscle memory activity that requires constant attention for improving skills and raising stamina. Try sitting down …

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