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The Writingest State, North Carolina & Harlequin

North Carolina is known as the writingest state. There are a large number of authors from the mountains to the sea. As the chairperson for the Pamlico Writers’ Group and a member of the Heart of Carolina the local Romance Writers of America, I have met some fantastic writers from self-published authors, those published with small or independent publishing houses and traditionally published authors. I … Continue reading The Writingest State, North Carolina & Harlequin

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