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Sharing My Craft and Writing World Updates

Sharing My Craft On October 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Wolcott, CT at Alcott School (1490 Woodtick Rd) I will have a table at the 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair  where I will be selling signed … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: Baltimore and Wolcott

  Upcoming Author Events I’ve got two author events coming up in the next two weekends. On Saturday September 27th, I will be at the Baltimore Book Festival  from 12 pm-8pm in the Author Tent at Bicentennial Plaza. I’ll have … Continue reading

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Greetings from Kourtneyland

I can’t believe it’s mid July already! After I finished revisions on July 5th, Mom and I went back to Highwire Farm to celebrate. I met this lovely turkey. She was beautiful. Mom delighted in the kangaroo hopping about. The one … Continue reading

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Reblog: Backspace Conference Lessons in Querying

  Here’s some conference lessons on querying and pitching from a Backspace conference I attended a while back. http://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/agent-author-day-at-backspace-what-i-learned/

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The Query Wars: The Truth, The Truly Bizarre and All That Lies in Between

I have a secret to handling rejections on queries, partials and fulls. It’s not Ben and Jerry’s. Nope. I  share my rejection letters with my trusted critique partner, the fabulous Kat Bender. She’s part of my tribunal in determining what … Continue reading

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2012 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. We say goodbye to last year’s failed attempts and start fresh with some goal setting. So here are my 2012 New Year’s Resolutions: Lose 30 lbs and keep it off. Exercise 4-5 days per … Continue reading

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Update on New Year’s Resolutions

Time to check in on those pesky resolutions I made January 1.  It’s been 10 months almost… Resolution #1: Lose 35 lbs in 2011 and keep it off. Progress: Lost 22 lbs total and then gained four back in September. … Continue reading

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The Synopsis: A tool of drafting, revising, and querying

The Synopsis is like winning on several lines of slot play. Are you shaking your head at me, wondering how I could ever claim that the dreadworthy synopsis is, gulp, a good thing multiple times over? Good. Because I used … Continue reading

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Rejection–It’s not you, it’s not me

Veal stew and polenta. A dish common in the Vicenza area of Italy. Delish to me. Maybe disgusting to you. This is where I’m at in the querying process. I’ve heard every reason under the sun to be rejected. And … Continue reading

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When to Give Up

When do you give up? Throw in the towel and admit defeat? I came dangerously close this week. For seven months, I’ve been revising and submitting my finished manuscript to agents and contests. Seven months that was the center of … Continue reading

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