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Many Paths to Publication: What Avenue is Right for You?

June 28th, 2012

The Writing Show

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Recap

Pencil by Elizabeth Rabin and Melanie Carter

Description

The panelists will address:

  • Publication options: agented or unagented, traditional or self-published?
  • How to determine which path is right for you
  • How to manage your chosen path successfully

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Phyllis Anne Duncan

June 26th, 2012

A commercial pilot and former official at the Federal Aviation Administration, Phyllis Anne Duncan now pursues her writing full time from her home in the Shenandoah Valley.  Phyllis has written short stories, feature articles, and book reviews for both print and online publications. She is currently working on several works of fiction, including her “opus magnum” A Perfect Hatred, a trilogy about an act of domestic terrorism in America. The books in the proposed trilogy are End Times, Downward Spiral, and Collateral Damage

Melissa P. Gay, author of the blog This Common Reader, talked to Phyllis about her writing process in June 2012. (more…)

Virginia Pye

June 8th, 2012

What JRW Means to Me

 

Virginia Pye writes novels, short stories, and poems. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including the North American Review, Failbetter, the Baltimore Review, the Potomac Review, and Arts and Understanding. Ginny shares how she become involved with James River Writers.
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Visit JRW at Cultsha Xpo

June 4th, 2012

Cultsha Xpo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, June 23, James River Writers will be at the Cultsha Xpo at the Science Museum of Virginia. Sponsored by CultureWorks, this annual event is a celebration of arts and culture in the Richmond area. (more…)

Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt

June 1st, 2012

What JRW Means to Me

Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt, author of Finding Thalhimers, shares how JRW’s annual conference and a meeting with keynote speaker, Tom Robbins, changed her life. (more…)

Troy Howell

June 1st, 2012

What JRW Means to Me

Troy Howell

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Howell is an author-illustrator whose debut middle-grade novel, The Dragon of Cripple Creek (Amulet, 2011), was chosen for both the ABA’s New Voices and the Accelerated Reader lists. He’s working on his second novel for Amulet. His contribution to the “What JRW Means to Me” series was submitted by his middle-grade alter ego.

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