Category: Editor’s Log

Mar 01

Editor’s Log: 6+1 Traits for Writers

About 12 years ago, the Deadwood Writers did a 2-part workshop on the 6+1 Traits for Writing. The thinking was to use the language of the traits in our critique sessions, so that the feedback conversations were on point regarding author craft. Today, those conversations continue to be influenced by the Traits. Admittedly, we do …

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Feb 01

Editor’s Log: Creativity Wisdom from a Rock & Roll Star: Bono

Writing is a journey without a permanent destination. Each story that we tell is only the part of the iceberg that appears above the surface. Sure, the great authors show tremendous depth in their stories like Toni Morrison, Ernest Hemingway, and Chinua Achebe. One of the ways that their stories are remarkable is by what’s …

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Jan 01

Editor’s Log: Brain Training – Commitments not Resolutions for 2018

Have you every wondered why it was so hard to do something that you want to do, but seem to avoid doing it? For example, wanting to write for an hour to get started on that story–suddenly the dishes need hand washing, the trash cans need clearing out, and the dogs need walking. While completing …

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May 21

I Didn’t Know How Special Sunday Afternoon Could Be…

Sunday, May 7, at 4 o’clock, the Ann Arbor Symphony played its final concert of the season at Hill Auditorium. It was one of their finest concerts! The music was magical. It just carried me away.   Arie Lipsky is a wonderful conductor. He knows how to bring the best out of every musician. It …

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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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