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30 January 2021 : Join ICAN for a “Write on Writing Retreat”

The Idaho Creative Writer’s Network (ICAN) invites everyone to join together for a full-day writing retreat. Register ahead of time (or just show up). It’s: Free Online (so no COVID-19 worries and clothing is casual-casual) On January 30, we’ll welcome you at 9:00 am on Facebook, meet back at noon to check our progress, have …

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Sherry Briscoe — Support each other along the way

This interview is another of Idaho Writers Update’s monthly series profiling Idaho authors.

In our online interview with author Sherry Briscoe, she stresses the importance of authors finding a support system and supporting each other along the way.

Sherry primarily writes mystery thrillers. Recently, she’s begun to switch focus and is developing some women’s fiction projects that include subplots of suspense and romance.

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Do you work with children’s books?

A new addition to our Writers’ organizations in (and near) Idaho page is the local (Utah and southern Idaho) chapter of SCBWI — the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illlustrators. They’re currently meeting via Zoom (online conference, during COVID) with the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 19 January 2021 at 6:30 p.m. You can …

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Mexican Gothic : From manuscript to marketplace

The Authors Guild is presenting Silvia Moreno-Garcia in conversation with Ashleigh Heaton, Julie Leung, and Eddie Schneider on the ever-relevant topic of marketing for authors. Learn more about the book, the author, and the panelists — and sign up. “Designed with an audience of fellow writers in mind, From Manuscript to Marketplace offers candid conversations …

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Romance Writers Conference – full recordings available

The next best thing to being there, the full set of recordings of the “Romance Around the World” Spring Fling Writers Conference presented by Chicago-North RWA in July 2020 is available for purchase and viewing through 27 July 2021. The archive will only be available until that date. Highlights include: Thursday full-day master class with …

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Patricia Marcantonio — An eclectic kind of writer

This interview is another of Idaho Writers Update’s monthly series profiling Idaho authors.

Patricia Marcantonio truly is an eclectic kind of writer.

She’s written Victorian mysteries, a courtroom drama, a graphic novel, a children’s book, and been featured in a horror anthology, among other subjects.

She’s just finishing up a romance novel and a horror mystery. She also writes plays and screenplays.

I just love storytelling no matter what form it may take.

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I usually write in the afternoon after exercising. But I’ve been watching my granddaughter during her online school sessions, so I’ve been writing in the morning as well. If my husband watches football, I’ll also write then. I have an office, which is quiet. Unlike some writers, I can’t write with music playing.

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Book Week Scotland – November 2020

Especially in this age of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more book conferences and festivals are going online. This protects the participants, but also has the benefit of opening the event up to a larger audience than could normally travel to the venue. One such festival is Book Week Scotland. Running from 16-22 November 2020, …

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Author Lynn Mapp — Escape into a world I created

We continue with our second in-depth profile of an Idaho author. Subscribe to the newsletter and know when a new interview hits our website.

Lynn Mapp writes contemporary romance novels with a humorous twist. Her series “The Matchmaker Chronicles” with Janis McCurry includes:

  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Find them on Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books, and Nook.

Do you have a writing routine? Where and when do you write?

I wish I had a routine. It would make my writing life sooo much easier.

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