So, aside from reading, reading and reading more . . . writing, writing and writing more, one thing all of us writers (published authors or aspiring authors) should do is get together with other writers. Great way to do it? Attend a conference like the Unicorn conference on April 28 in Connecticut organized by my agent, or the Horace Greeley Writers’ Conference in October in Poultney, VT. Interested? Check ’em out.
Another thing us serious writers do? We study our environment. Our family and friends. Our co-workers. Our topography. Our local history. Our local news. Our . . . well I could go on and on, but you get the picture. I’m hoping that this habit I have of sitting on the sidelines watching and mentally writing is the habit of a some-day-to-be successful writer. And hey! Time for bragging! My novel, The SEED, has been nominated by a college professor to be added to a required reading list for incoming freshmen!!! Whoop whoop! Got you at least a little bit curious? Check it out at: www.annrichduncan.com. And don’t miss the video–just click the you tube box at the bottom of the home page. It’s a hoot.