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You might not be able to tell a book by its cover, but you can tell this author by what surrounds her desk.
Three indispensable tools Gretchen has that she wishes upon every writer:
A muse This ever present Writing Muse from critique partner Teresa hangs beside me every morning as I eat breakfast and prepare myself for the day.
"I like the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions." James Michener
A picture is worth a thousand words, but you'll have to roll your cursor over this one to find them. There are hot spots on the photo below, move your mouse over any of them and a pop up will appear with more information about that area of my desk. There is one small hidden gem in the photo... see if you can find it.
About Writing
The words of wisdom: Don't be afraid of your own voice! Any powerful historical account has a narrator weaving through it, negotiating and bringing to life all kinds of personalities. A story catcher still has to extract the story to get it out of her net. From a wise sage who advised her, now passed along from Gretchen to you, her visitors
Gretchen's Work Space
3. A professional organization to keep up to date with the publishing industry and up to snuff with the craft of writing. I belong to the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators, and to its local affiliate in the Carolinas.
A supportive, yet honest critique group
Left to right, Me, Teresa, Sandra, Deb, aka, Soup Critique Group