Learn from my mistakes: Three things not to do at a writers confererence

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The first time I went to a writers’ conference, I’m certain I reeked of hope and delusion–a mixture that smells, by the way, a lot like a third cup of coffee gone cold. I had “finished” (or so I thought) revising my first novel about 12 hours earlier. I marched into my three agent pitch sessions with high hopes. Hopes that were, almost immediately, crushed. Why? Because there are unspoken…


Deb Dana Has No Friends

Okay, so maybe that title is a little misleading. I have friends (Hi, Amber! Hey, Mandi!). Just not writing friends. Other than these lovely Debs, whom I’ve only met virtually, and my sister-in-law, UK author Sophie McKenzie, I don’t know many writers. So what’s wrong with me? Am I shy? Socially awkward? Do I smell? I can say with near certainty that the answer to all of those questions is…

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Toronto, San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Toronto…whew! by Deb Danielle Younge-Ullman

Hello lovely friends, readers and fellow debs, I am in New York, having just turned around from my trip to San Francisco. I’m tired already but having a blast! And I hugely appreciate all the wonderful words from you all about Falling Under. I’m short on time and writing genius, so I hope you’ll forgive me for posting some pictures! (Figured out how to work the alternate uploader doo-hicky–with much…

Thursday, August 7, 2008