This spring, feeling the repetitive wear of two-decades of freelance work and novel-writing from my kitchen, I went back to "work" -- the kind where you drive to an office, wear a corporate ID badge and have a lunch hour (as opposed to ALL the other kinds of equally valid and challenging types of work that take place outside the walls of buildings sporting logos). It's been amazing. I realized that having so much unstructured time was making me feel intense pressure to produce more fiction while simultaneously making me, well, blue. Since rejoining the 9-to-5 (or in my case, since I'm on eastern time 6-2) crowd, I have less time to write and more I want to say. More ideas have come to me as I make my 40-minute commute into Seattle surrounded by mountains, water and cars, than in the four daily hours I labored in my home office. Maybe it will get old. Maybe I'll start being jealous of all those scads of unaccountable time. But, for now, for today, going ba
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FREE CLASS THIS SATURDAY AT KCLS WOODINVILLE: Enter the Fray - An Inside Look at the Publishing Industry with Tegan Tigani
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S ATURDAY, May 13, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Second Saturdays Writing Program at Woodinville Library 17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville To celebrate the conclusion of this year’s Second Saturday Writing Workshops, we invite you to learn from Tegan Tigani, acquisitions editor for Sasquatch Books’ Little Bigfoot imprint, book buyer/bookseller at Queen Anne Book Company, and all-around industry expert. In her lively, interactive workshop, Tegan will take participants through the “pitch process,” explaining how pitches are used by agents, editorial boards, marketing teams, and booksellers. Gain insight into the way a publishing house works, and hone your own book pitch to perfection with writing exercises. This workshop is open to writers in grades 7 to adult. Registration is not required. For more details, click here .
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