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An Exotic Retreat in Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Murfree-Williams House Writers Workshops, Retreats and Residencies Dorian threatened to keep me from my mini vacation but thankfully, he didn’t do as much damage around my home as he did to others. My heart goes out to those on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach and especially the Bahamas. With only the inconvenience of power outages at home, my husband waved me off and I … Continue reading An Exotic Retreat in Murfreesboro, North Carolina

Creekside Cafe Chat with Reese Ryan

Reese and I met when she was president of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, her open, engaging smile and outgoing personality made her an excellent and inclusive president, welcoming all who attended. I am so excited to welcome Reese Ryan to Creekside Café. Reese: Thank you for this opportunity. Sherri: I’ve been wanting to ask you back to the area since the workshop you gave the … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Reese Ryan

Save the Date

The Pamlico Writers’ Conference steering committee has been hard at work. We are thrilled to have Katharine Ashe back, this time as our Keynote Speaker. Jim Keen, our finance officer and former chairman of the Pamlico Writers’ Group fell in love with Katharine in 2015 when she came to Washington as a presenter. I’d been a fan for much longer. I am a member of … Continue reading Save the Date

Using Sense and Setting

This was first posted on Pamlico Writers’ Group website, July 11, 2017, http://www.pamlicowritersgroup.org. The Pamlico Writers have been posting picture writing prompts. Many of these prompts are atmospheric. The setting or scenery is part of the prompt. In one picture we had a night time view of a house in the water, in the most recent a lonely road with storm clouds looming. How important … Continue reading Using Sense and Setting

Learning to Self-edit

I posted this previously on the Pamlico Writers’ website under Word Detective. Finding the right word isn’t always the problem. Sometimes spelling or using it correctly, is the problem. The more I write and the more I participate in writing challenges, the better my writing becomes. Words not use or over use. Now I’m taking this from my own manuscript. These are words and phrases … Continue reading Learning to Self-edit