Tag Archives: Debbie Winnekins Deutsch

Writer Math

I just returned from a weekend Writer’s Retreat. Nowhere exciting (Roscoe, IL), but the house made for a very comfortable writing atmosphere.We checked in at 4 p.m. Thursday and left at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.That’s about 86 hours of retreat.Assuming breaks, … Continue reading

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You Might be a Writer if…

I was on a writing retreat for four days with three other writers. After a while, I began to notice some communal traits. Following the model of redneck comedian Jeff Foxworthy, I thought I’d share my observations. You might be … Continue reading

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Getting Lit!

at the Chicago Printer’s Row 34th Annual Lit Fest celebration. For the second year in a row, I was able to set up a table and sell my books, A Stranger’s Child and Pocket Money, under the Chicago Writers’ Association … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, June 11

Two weeks from TODAY! Printer’s Row Lit Fest in Chicago The fest runs Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, BUT I will be there selling and signing copies of Pocket Money on Sunday afternoon, so that’s when you should come. … Continue reading

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Five Things I learned from my Writer’s Retreat

Ideas are easy. Coming up with new ideas for a story and developing a plan are easy. Verbalizing a synopsis of your story, or just telling it, is easy. Hitting the high points, introducing your characters, and bringing it all together in a … Continue reading

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