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Meghan Ward

I'm a freelance writer and book editor represented by Andy Ross of the Andy Ross Literary Agency. You can read an excerpt of my memoir, Paris On Less Than $10,000 A Day, and visit my website for more info about me.

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Portrait of a Model as a Young Girl

So here I am stuck up in the woods with no one and nothing to do but work on my book for four days. So far it’s going great except that I’m going to gain ten pounds because I have a houseful of junk food, and it’s raining too hard to go running. In a [...]

Self-Imposed Writer’s Retreat

I’m going on a writer’s retreat this weekend. Note that “writer” is singular because I’ll be the only writer on the retreat. We have a little house in the woods up north, and I’ve never been up there alone, but this weekend I’m going for four whole days to do nothing but write (and maybe [...]

Guest Post—Janice Hardy

Today we have a guest post by author Janice Hardy, whose novel, BLUE FIRE, the second in the fantasy trilogy THE HEALING WARS, hit stores last week. A long-time fantasy reader, Janice always wondered about the darker side of healing. For THE HEALING WARS, she tapped into her own dark side to create a world [...]

Litquake + The Writers’ Grotto

I hope those of you who are Bay Area Writers are attending readings at Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival, this week. If you haven’t yet, there’s still time! The festival ends Saturday, culminating in the super-awesome Lit Crawl during which nearly 400 writers will read their work in 60 different venues throughout the Mission District [...]

The Editing Hour: Creative vs Academic Writing

When editing and critiquing submissions, the academic in me wants to copyedit every sentence until it’s grammatically and typographically perfect. That means, if I’m following the Chicago Manual of Style, I may want to add a comma before “and” in a series: “I love ice cream, cake, and pies.” Or I may want to make [...]

Meghan’s Intermittent Link Love

First of all, I’m sad that Bloglines is going out of business, and I need to transfer my feeds FAST because I just got notice, and they’re closing at the end of the month. I know all you cool cats probably use Google Reader, but then I don’t think that Google Reader existed when I [...]