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Character Intensive Writing Conference

Steven James will be presenting with Susan May Warren and David Corbett at the Character Intensive Writing Conference in Atlanta, GA from October 26-27, 2018. In today’s world, novelists, screenwriters, and other storytellers need as many tools as possible to break through and break out. Every story that matters has unforgettable characters, but how do […]

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Conversation in a Target Store

I was only there to buy some coffee cup coasters. That was all. For my office. And the checkout lady glanced up at the woman in front of me who had a whole cart full of towels, dresses, and children’s puzzles, and she mumbled, “So, how are you.” And it wasn’t really a question. And […]

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Rhythms of Life

It’s fall in Tennessee. Perhaps the most beautiful season. Rolling mountains splashed with color. Cool evenings, bright and glorious days. For me, it’s always a crazy season of working to finish up deadlines. After sending in a book I usually take some time to mentally regroup. Recently, I was reminded again of the rhythms of […]

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20 Thrillers You Haven’t Seen but Should

As we close in on late October, it always seems to be a season of scary movies and thrillers. I went through my files and came up with the top twenty thrillers you haven’t seen but should (if you’re a thriller aficionado). Be aware that some of these are rated R for a reason! Please […]

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Second Novel Writing Intensive Session Added

I’m excited to announce that Robert Dugoni and I will be doing (for the first time ever) a back-to-back Novel Writing Intensive retreat this spring. Our first session is already filled, so if you’d like to claim your spot for our second retreat (in Jonesborough, TN, April 9-12), contact our director at pamtheeditor@yahoo.com or visit […]