Category Archives: Kansas City

Where Do You Create?

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When you picture Art (with a capital “A”) being created, it’s perhaps common to picture the stereotypical writer alone in their home, hammering away at a keyboard with a roaring fireplace going in the background, steaming tea nearby, and a dog asleep around their feet. Or you might envision a painter alone in their studio with nothing around them except… Read more »

Welcome writers!

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Greetings writers, readers and creative folks! It is late summer and the tall grass glows golden in the August heat. After a few quiet months here at Whispering Prairie Press, we are happy to be back, basking in the light and the new blood that holds our project. Our newly infused board now includes Tom, Spencer, Sandy and Lindsay. If… Read more »

Seventeen Steps to a Clean Copy

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“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon,” Robert Cormier, author of The Chocolate War. The editing process can be intimidating. Like any art form, it’s also a craft that can be learned and improved with practice. My experience as managing editor of a medical journal… Read more »

Someday This Will Be Useful to You (As a Writer)

We’ve all heard it: Write what you know. Famous authors have made their careers writing novels and ongoing series about the worlds they work in, especially in the crime and thriller department. But you don’t have to be Kathy Reichs or Robert Ludlum to use your own life experience to enhance your writing. Scenery and Set Dressing. Searching for the… Read more »