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Highlights from TMCC Writers' Conference

TMCC Writers’ Conference Highlights
This is third year I’ve attended the Truckee Meadows Community College Writers’ Conference( . In its 20th year, the TMCC Writers’ Conference once again delivered the right blend of market perspective, writing tools and inspiration. The 1-day conference featured 8 speakers including 3 literary agents and 1 E-publisher and had a turnout of about 150 participants.
Smashwords founder, Mark Coker noted 3.6 million people have downloaded Stanza, a free e-book app for the iTouch. He declared “Mobile phones are the unsung heroes of the e-book revolution.
I was fortunate to chat with TWRP author, Leigh Bale, during one of the breaks. A gracious lady in person and on stage, Leigh delivered an intriguing presentation on the use of an intangible villain such as a character’s inner conflict or external forces such as natural disasters, war or time.
Mystery novelist and POD specialist, Don M…

Monster Leading Men

Today I'm talking about the original monster leading men (Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr.) at Rachel Brimble's blog Stop by and find out how their performances shaped an emerging genre.