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Author Interview with Jan Morrill

Originally posted on Book 'Em Book Club:
Today we welcome author Jan Marler Vanek Book ‘Em:  Tell us about you and your life outside of writing. Jan Marler Vanek:  I am a wife, mom, grandma, sister, daughter, friend and writer.…

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Creative Characterization at The Writer’s Garret

What makes a story memorable to you? For me, it’s the character, and I love discovering writers’ characters in my Creative Characterization workshops. This four-week workshop at The Writer’s Garret will cover several of the methods I’ve used to create … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Poetry Month

Originally posted on Life: Haiku by Haiku:
April is National Poetry Month! Poets.org lists “30 Ways to Celebrate.” My favorite on the list is: Put a poem in a letter. But, I modified it a bit. During the month of…

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Baby Steps

Originally posted on JM Vanek:
Today, a new author is born–J.M. Vanek. That’s me! Actually, I’ve been around for awhile, but as Jan Morrill, author of The Red Kimono and a few other books. But I’m preparing to start a…

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Tami’s Serendipitous Second Half

My youngest sister, Tami, is full of surprises. A former Miss Oklahoma, she has had a long career in broadcast journalism. Polished, professional and talented in a variety of ways, I must admit, I had some concerns about whether or … Continue reading

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