Monthly Archives: July 2013

It’s All Us

Every author has to work out the details of their own career with fear and trembling, but as we seek our avenues for expression it seems useful to remember the reader. If Indie publishers are taking market share, it’s because readers are seeking satisfying stories outside the traditional (and sometimes limited or hidebound) avenues. Continue reading

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Mormon Theatre: Nauvoo, Salt Lake, and Ward Houses Everywhere, by Callie Oppedisano

[Editor’s note: We are honored to welcome theatre scholar Callie Oppedisano, who is beginning a series of posts on Mormon theatre. For more about Callie, see her bio below, and her reviews at the Utah Theater Bloggers Association, such as … Continue reading

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Report on the 1st Annual EMW Writers’ Master Class/Retreat

On June 27-29, we held a writing class/retreat a a beautiful cabin just outside Heber, Utah. You can see the agenda here to get a rough sense of what we did (though we shortened some sessions to make more time … Continue reading

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The Business Side of Writing: An Honest Look at the Cost of Publishing

I began the first draft of this post as “Setting Realistic Expectations” of a publisher, but eleven paragraphs in I realized I’d have to split this up into multiple posts. Suffice it to say, there is a lot that people don’t … Continue reading

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Children’s Lit Corner: Books in a Series

Years ago when I was on my mission, someone sent me a card that had a pithy quote from Cicero on it, at least I think it was Cicero. It might have been Sophocles. Anyway, this is what it said, … Continue reading

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“This was not the way it was supposed to go”: Unfulfilled Expectations in Ryan McIlvain’s Elders

Spoiler alert: I couldn’t write this post without talking about the entire novel, so if you don’t want to know the ending consider yourself warned. A little more than halfway through Ryan McIlvain’s novel Elders, Elder McLeod meets with his … Continue reading

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