December 5th, 2018

Subtlety in Word Choices

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Craft | Fae Rowen

by Fae Rowen

Last week I was writing a character study for my WIP. The character is persistent, never giving up, even when the cause seems lost. At times she's like a small child who keeps asking "Why?" and driving the adults around her crazy.… Read the post

November 7th, 2018

Host Your Own Writers' Retreat

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Fae Rowen | Inspiration | Writer's Life

Fae Rowen

It's been almost ten years  since I hosted my first writers' retreat. It was a low-key get together for my five-person critique group, which had been meeting for just a few months. 

We already met weekly for face-to-face chapter critiques, but we wanted time to discuss writing, trade ideas and things we'd learned from books, conferences, and hard work.… Read the post

October 3rd, 2018

Best Memory Ever

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Fae Rowen | Uncategorized

by Fae Rowen

Today I'm sharing an emotional memory, a memory that I recalled while working on my WIP. For me, connecting with my past feelings can really open up my writing by connecting emotions with my characters.

I received my best Christmas present years ago.… Read the post

August 1st, 2018

Golden Lines from RWA 2018

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Craft | Fae Rowen

I first learned about Golden Lines the summer I attended the UCI Summer Writing Institute. After a particularly dense morning lecture, we were told to extract the golden lines, the ideas that we could use to improve our writing. Every year after the RWA Conference, I like to share the Golden Lines I've highlighted from my workshop notes.… Read the post


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