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

June 28th, 2012

The Writing Show

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Pencil by Elizabeth Rabin and Melanie Carter


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


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.